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to be absolutely gobsmacked?

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MrsPeeWee Sun 28-Apr-13 16:24:29

That one of my friends on Facebook has just wrote a status saying -
"Don't mean to brag, but both kids in bed for the night, nice easy night for me" shock shock

I absolutely can't believe it. Naturally, I thought the children might of woke early but she proceeded to answer comments from equally as shocked parents telling them this was an often occurrence and the children wake up at 7.00am every morning without fail.

Now, I am not saying she's doing anything wrong, but bedtime for a 4 and 5 year old at 4.00pm has left me shock

Anyone else do this? What time do you all put your children to bed?

Imnotaslimjim Sun 28-Apr-13 16:27:47

I think 4pm is very early, but if they don't wake til 7am, then they must need the sleep! I know as a young child I would be in bed by 5.30, sleep through til 7.30 and it wouldn't be enough

5madthings Sun 28-Apr-13 16:28:09

They have gone to bed at 4pm and they will now sleep through till 7am?!! They arent just having a nap?

My little ones go to bed 7-7:30, then the next two at 7:30-8 and ds1 stays up later. They all get up at about 7-7:30 sometimes earlier and sometimes later,they slept in this morning smile

HollyBerryBush Sun 28-Apr-13 16:31:08

They won't sleep if they don't need it.

DS3, from 6 weeks, used to go down at 4pm and wake up around 7 or 8am. Irritating when you have to get the others to school.

McNewPants2013 Sun 28-Apr-13 16:55:56

You can't force a child so sleep, so they must need it.

I'm surprised that they don't need a toilet 15 hours is a long time without a wee

muminthecity Sun 28-Apr-13 16:56:27

When DD first started school aged 4 she went to bed every night at 6-6.30pm and slept through until 7.30am for the first few weeks. She was just so exhausted after school, I couldn't keep her up any later. It didn't last long, she's 7 now and is rarely asleep before 9pm hmm.

DeepRedBetty Sun 28-Apr-13 16:57:46

I can just remember my mum putting the still-in-nappies-brigade to bed as early as 5.

num3onway Sun 28-Apr-13 17:01:02

Mine have never gone that early! They are 3yrs11month and 5year3months. They usually go between 7 +.8

finickypinickity Sun 28-Apr-13 17:03:17

DD1 would sleep from 6pm until 8am from 12 months old and still needs loads of sleep now as an adult. DS came along and repaid me for my smugness a million times overconfused

You have a lucky friend!

StealthOfficialCrispTester Sun 28-Apr-13 17:06:20

My children can quite happily do 8.30pm-6 (or 6.30 for DD).
Am very envious of parents of children who sleep longer

HoHoHoNoYouDont Sun 28-Apr-13 17:06:42

Maybe they're watching DVDs.

StealthOfficialCrispTester Sun 28-Apr-13 17:07:36

Although I was the same. The health visitor told my mum that bright children need less sleep. In her sleep deprived haze it didn't occur to her that that's what they tell all the parents with dreadful sleepers grin

OddBoots Sun 28-Apr-13 17:08:47

Mine used to do that from time to time if they'd had a busy day or had or were recovering from a bug. Not often but maybe about 7-10 times each in total and they'd sleep right until I woke them in the morning. They're all different and need different things at different times I guess.

Longdistance Sun 28-Apr-13 17:16:45

Maybe they're ill and she doesn't realize it yet.

My dd1 would do this. She'd fall asleep in my arms which she never does and then shed wake up an hour later and chunder everywhere.

Your friend might end up being up all night.

hiddenhome Sun 28-Apr-13 17:21:37

antihistamines? hmm

PoohBearsHole Sun 28-Apr-13 17:24:47

If min hadn't had a nap today I would have forseen a 5.30 bedtime. They were knackered. No so now <sigh>

Lifeisontheup Sun 28-Apr-13 17:26:22

Mine did that sometimes but after they started school, I told them that when it was dark it was bedtime so in winter I sometimes had them in bed and asleep at 4.30. They always woke up at 6,30 ish regardless of bedtime though.
Sometimes worked at this time of year depending on how much running around they did during the day.

Pixel Sun 28-Apr-13 17:26:27

Lol stealth. My mum went to the doctor for help as I never slept and she was desperate. He said "she obviously doesn't need much sleep" and my mum wailed "but I do" and burst into tears. Clearly I was a bright child grin.

Melawen Sun 28-Apr-13 17:30:15

Hmm that's early! My DS (17 months) had a disrupted nap today and so she was getting grumpy so she's now catnapping for a while before bedtime!! I certainly wouldn't think of actually putting her to bed before 7pm even if she has to nap and then wake up for a bit of bedtime telly no her bottle before bedtime.

MummytoKatie Sun 28-Apr-13 18:31:46

Stealth My mum was told exactly that about me as well!

She was also told that I'd sleep better once I went o school and my brain could be properly stimulated. (As opposed to what my mum did for me for 15 hours a day.!)

I didn't.

greenformica Sun 28-Apr-13 20:18:05

Mine used to go at 6pm at that age - and once every 3 months at 5pm if they were particularly very very exhausted. These days it's more like 6.30 or 7pm. They get up at 7am. Mine do sleep all night. If they don't get the sleep they need, they are grumpy and hard work.

greenformica Sun 28-Apr-13 20:19:42

Some children on the other hand need very little sleep - aged 5 they go to bed at 11pm and wake at 5.30am!

deste Sun 28-Apr-13 20:24:04

One of mine didn't sleep a lot, the other went down at 5.15 and slept till 8.30 had a feed and back to sleep till 11.30.

kinkyfuckery Sun 28-Apr-13 20:28:43

Were the actually asleep, or maybe just watching TV/DVD/reading in bed?

Saski Sun 28-Apr-13 20:28:48

I've never, ever heard of such a thing. YANBU to be gobsmacked unless I am too.

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