What time do your 4 and/or 5 year old go to bed?

(39 Posts)
JapaneseMargaret Fri 13-Jun-14 03:48:02

Well, DD is 3.10.

Just interested to see if there's a norm or not.

TheCountessOlenska Fri 13-Jun-14 07:40:16

Between 7 and 7.30 (bedtime routine starts at about 6).

Barbie1 Fri 13-Jun-14 07:42:12

Bath at 6
Bed at 7
Sleep around 7.30 after stories

8pm

GoogleyEyes Fri 13-Jun-14 13:28:23

My just three year old is shattered and asking for bed by 6.00, so bath running at 6.00 then into bed for story and cuddles about 6.30.

snoggle Fri 13-Jun-14 13:38:41

In bed by about 730, usually asleep by 8. At nursery till just before 6 so can't go any earlier.

My 2yr old is therefore on the same bedtime, but still has a lunchtime nap as well.

crazykat Fri 13-Jun-14 13:44:35

My 6, 5 and 3 year olds go up at 6.30 and read/watch a DVD for an hour before lights out/tv off on a school night. They sleep through until between 6 and 7am.

Weekends and holidays they go up anywhere between 7 and 8 depending on if they've been outside. Then they watch a DVD or read/play quietly until about 9pm. They tend to wake up later as they don't have to be up for school.

CrystalSkulls Fri 13-Jun-14 13:47:00

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Tortoiseonthehalfshell Fri 13-Jun-14 13:47:58

5.5 years, 7/7.30. But she's a night owl, and often not yet tired (esp in holidays) so is allowed to listen to an audio book till 8 or whenever I remember to go up and enforce turning it off.

plentyofshoes Fri 13-Jun-14 18:26:40

7 on school nights, 7.30 at other times. He is flat out within a couple of minutes so needs it.

Tweetinat Fri 13-Jun-14 18:38:42

Ds goes upstairs for bath and 630 and I like DH to be downstairs for 730 but it's often 745 as ds loves his books. He sleeps till 645-8 depending on what he needs. Usually 7ish though so around 11hrs a night.

BertieBotts Fri 13-Jun-14 18:40:32

Just changed to 7.30 but he's 6 in October. At 3.10 definitely 7 and sometimes earlier when we could get away with it smile

youbethemummylion Fri 13-Jun-14 18:42:22

7pm for my 4 yr old

Sirzy Fri 13-Jun-14 18:42:25

Bed at 6.30 asleep by 7

bakingtins Fri 13-Jun-14 18:45:20

7pm for 4 yr old, 7 yr old is allowed to read until 7.30, which I think started in YR when he was 5.

RiverTam Fri 13-Jun-14 18:50:13

DD is 4.5 and she's technically in bed at 8, but in the last week has been awake until 9. Bath at 7, followed by milk, teeth and stories, the lights out and a chat about her day.

On nursery days she has to be woken at 7, otherwise she's up at around 8.

I'm hoping when she starts school she'll start being tired a bit earlier!

fromagefamily Fri 13-Jun-14 18:52:49

Between 6.30 and 7 for the 2 and 4 year olds. Then between 6.30 and 7.30 for the 6 year old.

Meglet Fri 13-Jun-14 18:56:19

5yo DD. Bedtime at 7-7:30pm.

Sleep, after running riot for a couple of hours, around 9:30-10pm hmm.

Her big brother sleeps like clockwork from 7:30.

EnglishRose1320 Fri 13-Jun-14 18:57:15

My 4 yr old DS- goes to bed at 6- by the time stories are finished normally asleep 6:30/6:45 ish
He is a monster for getting over tired though and if you leave it any later than 7 he will fight sleep for hours, put him down on time and he is asleep in minutes.
My Ds 8 never went to bed early not even when he was a pre schooler

EatShitDerek Fri 13-Jun-14 19:00:33

Mine is 4.5 and goes to bed between 8 & 9. He watches a DVD in bed if he isn't tired.

If he's tired any earlier he takes his self up.

Dragonlette Fri 13-Jun-14 19:12:57

Dd2 is 4 and her bedtime is 7/7:30 then stories and cuddles. She's generally asleep by 8 but sometimes it's a bit later.

threepiecesuite Fri 13-Jun-14 21:08:12

I'm genuinely amazed how early some children go to bed.

On some week nights, we are not all home til after 6. Last night, we went on a bike ride til 8pm. Tonight we went to the pub for dinner until 7.30ish.
Just one DD who is 4, and goes up at 8 ish.

babybythesea Fri 13-Jun-14 21:15:33

I have a child who doesn't need much sleep. 5yo DD. Into the bath at 7.30, stories etc, and into bed by 8.30. Then she listens to an audiobook and plays until she gets tired, about 9.30. She wakes every morning between 7.00 and 7.30. Whatever she has needs bottling and selling....

Iggly Fri 13-Jun-14 21:20:09

We don't go out of an evening! So kids go to bed early. Yes there's the odd occasion we might get home late but as a rule we get home then kids to bed.

They're both exhausted so keeping them up wouldn't help.

threepiecesuite Fri 13-Jun-14 21:30:11

Not even a walk/quick trip to park on these lovely summer evenings?

Then again in winter, I have the curtains closed at 4 and we're all in bed early. Too cold, bored and depressed to do anything else.

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