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What time does your 7 yr old go to bed?

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Happinesss Mon 21-May-18 21:12:15

Our daughter is 6 but very nearly 7.

What time do your kids go to bed at this age?

Her dad (my partner) thinks she should be in bed to go to sleep by 7.30- 8pm latest.

I think 8.30 - latest 9.

She doesn’t need to get up til 7.45. That still gives her an hour to get dressed and have breakfast. She has to be in school by 8.50 which is a 5 min walk away.

She always wakes up happy and it’s not a struggle to get her up.

Pluckedpencil Mon 21-May-18 21:13:47

My 6 year old goes to bed at 8.30/9pm and gets up at 7am no bother with a little lie in until 8:30 on weekends.

Keeptellingmyselfitsaphase Mon 21-May-18 21:14:59

If it works i seriously wouldn't change it. It sounds fine for your daughter to me.

Invisimamma Mon 21-May-18 21:15:18

Mine is 7, nearly 8. We’re upstairs and ready for bed by 7pm, and bedtime is 7:30/8pm latest. He’ll wake around 7am, which suits our routine, any later and it’d be a rush to get out on time.

At the weekend sometimes he gets to stay up until 9pm as a treat, For movie/games night, maybe once a month.

YerTiz Mon 21-May-18 21:15:38

7.30-8. He’s always been an early riser though, getting up anytime between 6am and 7.

IMissGin Mon 21-May-18 21:16:05

Mine is in bed by 7:30, she still needs 12 hours

Onceuponatimethen Mon 21-May-18 21:16:31

My dd used to go to bed at 7.30 but was really struggling to go to sleep. so we started getting her upstairs at 8 and she now sleeps any time 8.45 to 9.15 which is fine for her

Onceuponatimethen Mon 21-May-18 21:17:10

From 8 to sleep time we have teeth, stories and wind down

unintentionalthreadkiller Mon 21-May-18 21:17:42

Almost 7yo dts go up around half seven and generally asleep by 815. They get up at 6ish. Going to bed later doesn't fix the early rising.

DialsMavis Mon 21-May-18 21:19:55

Lights out 8pm but she is better when its a bit earlier as we are out of the door at 8am most days.

Typically I have to drag her out of bed on week days but she is up with the larks at weekends regardless of bedtime (which tends to be 9ish).

But we don't get home until 6pm in week so even 8pm is rushed

Looselytranslated Mon 21-May-18 21:22:07

He's year 2 and aged 7 1/4. He goes into his bedroom for a story and to do his reading at 7 or just after. He'll read until 7.30ish sometimes later. He tends to need that quiet time in his room. He does wake early - could be any time 6.30+ but he really needs is sleep and is totally hyper when he's over tired.

RatOnnaStick Mon 21-May-18 21:22:11

Ds 1 is 7.5. he usually goes up at 7pm with his younger brother and they share stories but then he goes off to his own bed and reads for a bit. He's not generally lying down in bed until 8ish and not asleep til nearer 8.15-8.30.

Weekends is slightly later but not by very much.

RatOnnaStick Mon 21-May-18 21:23:59

He's up with DH by 6.30, even on the weekends.

AuditAngel Mon 21-May-18 21:25:55

DD2 is 7.7, she is still up, but will go to bed shortly. Doesn't finish dance class until 8, later when rehearsing for a show. Saturday we got home at 10, back out at 9.30 Sunday morning for an audition, home around 10 in the evening after a family party. Still up for school, albeit a little reluctantly this morning.

123bananas Mon 21-May-18 21:26:27

6 year old dd2. In bed for 8.15 ish. Up for 7am sometimes she is up before the alarm. In winter she is out like a light. In summer it can take until 9 for her to fall asleep.

Her sister is nearly 9 and asleep by 9-9.30pm.

Muddlingalongalone Mon 21-May-18 21:26:48

Dd1 was 7 in March. In bed around 8, lights out at 8:30 up at 6:30. Tbh I'd prefer it to be 7:30 for 8 as she gets v tired but struggle with feeding her & sis, quality family time, bath & reading and stories in any shorter time.

KleanPrep Mon 21-May-18 21:27:02

I take my 7 and a quarter year old, and 4yo, up about 7.15pm. They wash, brush teeth etc then I read to youngest and tuck him in around 7.30.

7yo then reads to me/I read to him, then I tuck him in just before 8pm. He's allowed to read with his little light on til he's sleepy (usually asleep by 8.30pm).

He gets up between 6.30-7, which suits us.

WatchingFromTheWings Mon 21-May-18 21:30:07

My almost 7yo is in bed at 8 and will sleep till at least 6am. Had to wake him at 7:15am this morning though!

Allthatsparkles Mon 21-May-18 21:31:31

My almost 6 & 7 year olds go up at 8.30pm asleep by 9pm and wake up at 7.30am. Weekends they go up an hour later

Jellycatspyjamas Mon 21-May-18 21:37:36

My nearly 7 year old is upstairs around 7, in bed for 7.30 most nights. Sometimes she’ll be awake for a while but as the week goes on she’ll be asleep practically as her head hits the pillow. She wakes around 7 so still needs around 11/12 hours per night.

HollyBollyBooBoo Mon 21-May-18 21:40:39

All electronics off by 8pm, she goes upstairs to get ready for bed and can read in bed or she reads to me, she's asleep by 8.30, awake 6.30 or 7.

Catfacecats Mon 21-May-18 21:47:32

Usually head up 7:30, teeth and quick story and they get reading time til 8. Usually straight to sleep.
They do rise at 6am though, later bed time makes no difference! DS is 6 and DD is 7

Happinesss Mon 21-May-18 21:55:20

Thanks everyone.

If she goes up to bed at 7.30 to go asleep or even 8 she just keeps making excuses to get a drink or say it’s to bright etc which is why I like her going to bed later

Happinesss Mon 21-May-18 21:57:04

I would let her read in bed to herself but she’s got dyslexia and can hardly read. She would be down every 2 seconds to ask for help with the words or to understand the story properly.

Which I don’t mind when I’m actually reading with her but not when Iv put her to bed for the night smile

SpinningBob Mon 21-May-18 21:57:25

My dd, just turned 6, has been 8.30-9pm bedtime since she was around 4 1/2. No amount of exercise/routine/calm time/stories/bedtime meditation etc (I've tried them all!)can seem to make her sleep earlier. She is perfectly happy to potter around and play quietly in her room or downstairs, then 9pm its like the adverts where you flick a switch and the child goes offgrin. The last few weeks its been creeping to 9.30pm, which we both think is FAR too late, but she still wakes up on her own, happy as anything around 6.30am. It's tiring though, as dd aged 3 ,goes down like a light by 7pm and awake 6am, so very little child free time for us. I wouldn't worry unless she shows signs of needing more sleep, she is a little person after all, not a baby-bot in a Gina Ford bookgrin

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