What time does your baby go to bed?

(19 Posts)
BotBotticelli Wed 12-Mar-14 20:05:47

DS is 15mo and is often in bed by 1830 and asleep by 1840....does this sound to early to you??

He is waking up very early at the moment (0530) and I wondered whether his early bedtime might be the problem?

But I am not sure if I could possibly drag him out any later in the evenings tbh...he has his tea at 5pm, and is tired, grumpy and desperate for his bath by 6.15pm most nights.

He has one nap per day after lunch for around 90 minutes btw.

Interested to hear what other toddlers bedtimes are. Thanks!

springbabydays Wed 12-Mar-14 20:22:35

My 12 month old goes to bed at 8pm this allows him to have dinner when daddy gets home from work, a bit of playtime and also a bath on bathnight. He sleeps through till 6.30 - 7.00am.

springbabydays Wed 12-Mar-14 20:23:41

The clocks go forward soon so if you're thinking of changing bedtime that might help?

MikeTheShite Wed 12-Mar-14 20:27:27

Dd 18 months is exactly the same
It is impossible to keep her up any later, she gets up about 7-30.
I start uni in Sept so it's going to be tough as some days we wont get home til six and need to be out by 7am so im going to try the clocks changing theory smile

belleface Wed 12-Mar-14 20:35:25

DD is 14mo and she also goes to bed early - bath at 6pm and usually asleep by 6.30pm. like yours, she gets really tired by then so i think it's unlikely we'll push her bedtime later anytime soon. she sleeps until 6.30/7am though (or occasionally a little earlier).

the clocks changing may well help! other than that perhaps DS needs more sleep in the day instead?

AnnaDoreta Wed 12-Mar-14 20:35:28

My 1.5 and 3.5 are the same. Asleep by 7 at the latest. Normally nearer quarter to. If they go to bed later, they seem to wake up earlier. Not fun!

TheScience Wed 12-Mar-14 20:37:23

At that age DS slept 10.5 hours a night, so if I'd put him to bed at 7pm he'd have been up at 5.30am!

As a result he went to bed at 8.30pm grin I'm not a morning person.

Wuxiapian Wed 12-Mar-14 20:38:16

DC2 is 13 months. Goes to bed between 8:30pm and 9pm and is up between 8 and 9am, usually.

Fuzzymum1 Wed 12-Mar-14 21:01:55

At that age DS3 went to bed at 6 and slept til about 7 the next morning. He also napped for a couple of hours in the day! At 12 months he would often go to bed at 5.30pm and sleep through til 7. He barely saw DH in the week sometimes.

My 17mo has a bath/top and tail at 6:30 and is in bed for 7-7:15.

ZebraZeebra Wed 12-Mar-14 21:26:07

Bed by 6.30-7 and sleeps 12 hours. Sometimes he's had a lie in until 8, which then pushes the bedtime back the next night. I'm not a fan of this - the evening time alone has saved by sanity sometimes! Funny isn't it - is prefer he got up earlier/went to bed earlier. I've actually been known to wake up at 6am to ensure an early bedtime.

ZebraZeebra Wed 12-Mar-14 21:27:38

God my post was full of typos. I've woken DS up at six am to ensure early bedtime the next night.

Eletheomel Wed 12-Mar-14 21:37:19

DS1 is 4 and has had the same bedtime since he was 3 months old - 7pm. He used to be an early riser (5am-ish) so when he was 2, we got a gro clock and that persuaded him to stay in bed for longer (not overnight, we had to phase it in). He now sleeps to 7am (but that has just happened in the last year)

If bedtime is working for your son (and your napping/bedtime routine seems pretty normal for an 18 month old) and the early rises is a recent thing, I'd be reluctant to change it, and just think on it as a phase (a very tiring one...) and hope that the change in clocks coming up, might help to 're set' him back to normal?

DD's are 17 months. Their bedtime is 6:30pm. They wake around 7.7:15am but happily "chat" until I go in to them at 7:30am with milk.

Mamabear12 Fri 14-Mar-14 03:58:23

Try getting him to sleep at 7pm and black out blinds or curtains. My daughter wakes earlier during summer bc of the light. I bought some black out curtains so hopefully it blocks out all the light! (haven't put them up yet bc we are abroad).

redcaryellowcar Fri 14-Mar-14 04:05:51

We tried later bedtime with ds in the hope of curing his early waking. He just seems to naturally wake around the same time each day. What did seem to help was getting enough lunch sleep. If you left him would he sleep for longer at lunch? Maybe 2 hours? if this doesn't result in more morning sleep at least it gives you a chance for a nap to catch up at lunch too

icanmakeyouicecream Fri 14-Mar-14 11:10:24

11 month old 5.30-6pm
3.5 year old 7pm

Both sleep through until 6.30-7am

FondantFancies Fri 14-Mar-14 11:37:03

Hiya OP - Mine is exactly the same age as yours and has the same bedtime, with the early wake-ups too. I've tried putting bedtime later (say 7.30, 8) but my DD still wakes up at 5am.

I think it's the sodding birds chirping in the garden. I live in hope she will start waking later again.

FondantFancies Fri 14-Mar-14 11:37:52

When the clocks go back does that mean my DD will now be waking at 4am?

screams into pillow

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