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MrsBimbles Tue 16-Feb-16 19:21:37

For various reasons the bedtime routine I've had for my children (DS6 and DD3) has fallen by the wayside, basically I was hospitalised then was recovering and v tired, and so DH took over care of the kids in the evening. DH has done a great job but now the nighttime routine seems to take forever, the DC are used to staying up later and now they rarely make it into bed and asleep before 10:30. My 3 year old is the worst, she seems full of energy at 10pm at night but she needs her sleep!

My husband is quite relaxed about this but I think it's way too late. Now I'm feeling better I've taken over the evenings again and I'm just wondering, what time do people normally get their 6 year olds and 3 year olds to bed?

CMOTDibbler Tue 16-Feb-16 19:24:10

My 9 year old is asleep at 8. When he was 6 it was 7, and he totally needed that.

BrownAjah Tue 16-Feb-16 19:25:02

I have 7, 5 & 2. The 2yr old naps for an hour each day.

5yr old does story at 7pm, in bed by half-past. 7yr old does reading about 7:30pm, in bed bit before 8pm and gets to read himself for 10mins before lights out. 2yr old then gets ready at 8pm, story and in bed. So everyone is well asleep by 8:30pm.

My lot are early risers though - up about 6am most days. Toddler up about 7:30am

Sleepingbunnies Tue 16-Feb-16 19:25:29

Both in bed and asleep by 730. 7 & 4 Yr olds.

2 stories before lights out.

IronMaggie Tue 16-Feb-16 19:27:23

Mine are down by 8pm, sometimes 9pm on a weekend if we've been out but that's a rarity. They're 5 and 3.
If they stayed up much later than that we'd have tantrums to contend with.

ApollO88 Tue 16-Feb-16 19:28:42

4 yo DS goes up to bed at 18:45 teeth brushed, wee, change into jimmers, bedtime story until 19:00. Lights out. Don't hear from him again till 06:30/07:00 next working.

Lolly86 Tue 16-Feb-16 19:29:58

2 year old DD is in bed and asleep by 7...the fact she is up and down the rest of the night is a different story... blush

Muskateersmummy Tue 16-Feb-16 19:31:25

Dd 3years 10 months .... Bedtime is between 6.30 and 7.30 depending on how tired she is. Up to 9pm at the weekend or on holiday

goodbyeyellowbrickroad Tue 16-Feb-16 19:32:24

3 year old DS is in bed and asleep by 7.15pm then up at some point between 6.15 and 7am. He can hardly keep his eyes open if he's up any later.

40somethingwonderful Tue 16-Feb-16 19:32:34

DD 9 goes up at 7.30 and lights out at 8.

Owllady Tue 16-Feb-16 19:34:24

I think just try and reduce it slowly? Fifteen minutes earlier each night/couple of nights/a week and aim for 9, then eight thirty?

You don't need to worry what other people do grin

Doingmyheadin2016 Tue 16-Feb-16 19:34:32

I am lucky, my dc like their sleep. My 9 year old put herself to bed this evening at 6.50 and was asleep by 7. 12 year old asleep now at 7.30 too. The bedtime routine starts early or they are too tired to do it. I would start with bath and pyjamas at 6.

They are early risers though.

PaulAnkaTheDog Tue 16-Feb-16 19:34:47

Wow. Ds is in bed for 9 most of the time.

PaulAnkaTheDog Tue 16-Feb-16 19:35:07

(he's 9)

MsJamieFraser Tue 16-Feb-16 19:36:36

10 (tomorrow) and 6 year old, are both in bed by 8.30pm on a school night, both read for 30 mins (or we read to them) and lights out for 9pm.

both naturally awake at 7.30am, we dont even set the alarm now.

BeardedBear Tue 16-Feb-16 19:38:17

Aim for bed at 730, they are asleep by 8pm. Occasionally later at the weekend or if DH is late home. Mine are 3 and 6. 6yr old will be up between 530-6 and the 3 year old between 7-8

gingerdad Tue 16-Feb-16 19:38:59

13 and 15 y/o - 9pm on a school night unless club/guides/scouts then 9.30. Weekends about 11.

Alasalas Tue 16-Feb-16 19:40:57

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5Hearts Tue 16-Feb-16 19:43:21

DS 11 has a 9 pm bedtime. It was 7 pm until...not sure actually? I think he was still 7 pm age 6.

I would slowly reduce it back. However, DS has a friend who simply doesn't have a bedtime and goes to bed when he is tired. He has always been the most polite and genuinely lovely child (also academically top out of nearly 300 students in his year 7 age group) so...I've relaxed a little. He never seems tired!

Juanbablo Tue 16-Feb-16 19:44:12

Ds1 is 8 and goes to bed at 8:00, he's usually asleep by 9:00.

Dd is almost 6 and goes to bed at 7:15 and asleep by 7:30.

Ds2 is nearly 2 and normally in bed at 6:45 and asleep by 7:00.

Kathysclown Tue 16-Feb-16 19:45:32

I have a 6 and 3 year olds, we try and do bath at 7, story at 7.30, asleep by 8, but the last part can drag on a bit........ I keep trying to make it a bit earlier but can't manage it consistently........

waitingforsomething Tue 16-Feb-16 19:45:39

Dd3 and baby DS in bed at 6.30 asleep soon after. Dd is up about 6.15-7 and the baby still has an early hours feed so can wake later

Juanbablo Tue 16-Feb-16 19:45:53

They are up before 7:00am.

NeedACleverNN Tue 16-Feb-16 19:45:54

5.30 for almost one year old and almost 3 year old. 6 is the latest for the 3 year old but she happily goes.

They are both up around 7-8 the next morning. They like their sleep grin

Stillwishihadabs Tue 16-Feb-16 19:46:03

Ds is nearly 12, Dd is 9.5 bedtime is 8:30 and 9pm respectively, though some nights Ds will read till 9:30. Ds is up at 6 Dd 6:30.

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