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Not really AIBU but spent ages trying to add a thread! Wondering what time your kids go to bed?

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tigercub50 Thu 20-Apr-17 19:02:55

My DD is 8 & needs a lot of sleep so even though the nights are lighter, we still get her to bed by 7/7.15 on school nights. I feel a bit mean if the sun is shining but she gets really grouchy & seems to do better with a routine

iamapixiebutnotaniceone Thu 20-Apr-17 19:04:22

My 7 year old goes to bed between 7.30 and 8pm. Any later and she is unbearably grumpy! Since going back to school Km beginning to think she needs to go a bit earlier!

Justmadeperfectflapjacks Thu 20-Apr-17 19:05:02

Ds 2.7 has just begged to go to bed at 6.10pm!!
Ds 8 will be in and asleep before 7.30.
And dd10+dd11 before 9 as we have been down the beach and it wipes them all out!!

ludothedog Thu 20-Apr-17 19:06:15

7 year old goes to bed at 8.30pm.

RitaMills Thu 20-Apr-17 19:08:07

7 year old DS goes to bed between 7.30/8pm on a school night, 9pm on a Friday and just whenever he's tired on a Sat night. School holidays we are more lax and it averages 9pm.

User2468 Thu 20-Apr-17 19:08:31

2.5 YO now goes to bed at 7.30, so he gets a bit of time with Dad before bed and more often than not a family meal time.

He still has a nap in the day which he's not quite ready to drop but he wasn't settling well at 7pm. Once he drops the nap he'll be going to bed at 7.

Mamabear14 Thu 20-Apr-17 19:11:08

20 month old 7pm ish, 10 yr old 8.30 school nights 9pm weekends, takes melatonin and so needs his sleep! 12 yr old 9pm school nights or he doesn't get up in the morning and 10ish weekends.

Screwinthetuna Thu 20-Apr-17 19:14:00

My 5yo goes to bed at 7 but doesn't fall asleep until 7:30-8

Zoflorabore Thu 20-Apr-17 19:15:29

Ds is 14 and has hfa and needs a routine, school holidays throw him completely.

He goes to bed around 10 on a school night but is allowed a DVD on for background noise, phone not allowed in bed. He gets up at 7 no problem.

Friday and Saturday nights I allow him to dictate his own bedtime and he's good at knowing when to give in, the novelty soon wears offgrin

Dd is 6 and slept through from the week she was born and am now getting payback.

She shows signs of tiredness, is active, has a good routine but struggles to settle, her dad is bloody soft with her and lets her have iPad before bed ( mostly educational games ) and I think she's over stimulated, it's a bone of contention in our house.

Come the morning she is an absolute nightmare to get up, once asleep she can sleep for England and mornings are stressful, thankfully I'm organised and have everything ready but I know she needs to be in bed earlier, oh I didn't put her time down- averages 8.30blush

Sorry that was so long

user1476194084 Thu 20-Apr-17 19:33:34

Bed - what's that
17 year old at midnight so he tells me as it's after I go to bed
12 year old same as me 10 to half past
No me time anymoregrin

limon Thu 20-Apr-17 19:38:07

Dd 5 has a bath at 7.15 and is in bed by 7.50 and usually asleep by 8.30.after stories.

dementedpixie Thu 20-Apr-17 19:39:25

Dd 13 - 9.30pm read for 30 mins
Ds 10 - 9pm read for 30 mins

WhooooAmI24601 Thu 20-Apr-17 19:44:18

DS1 11 goes up at 8.30 and lights out at 9.30
DS2 6 goes up at 7 and lights out at 7.30

Both are up by 6.30 each morning no matter what time they go to bed. When they were tiny friends would say "put them to bed later, they'll sleep in". It is an outright lie. My children could go to bed at 5am and they'd still be awake by 7.

witsender Thu 20-Apr-17 19:45:11

Mine are 6 and 4 and go to bed at 830. Well, bed for 8 and they are read to until 830. They then wake sometime between 0630 and 0730 normally, the younger one tends to doze for a while.

ETanny Thu 20-Apr-17 19:48:45

my 9 and 5yr old DD's go to bed at 7pm on a school night and about 8/8.30 on a weekend or school holiday.

They go to bed at the same time as DD1 needs more sleep than DD2. DD2 gets up at 6.30 most mornings regardless of what time she goes to bed however DD1 I still need to wake and if she doesn't get enough sleep shes miserable.

I think you know your own kids so just follow what is best for them.

Whathaveilost Thu 20-Apr-17 19:53:19

From the age of around 12 I didn't really enforce a bed time to my boys. DS1 would take himself up at around 10 ish and DS2 would wait until the end of news at 10. Sometimes if we got chatting we would say ' come on now, you need to be going up' At weekends I didn't really care unless they had to be up for a particular reason.
Now they are 17 and 20 they both go to bed suprising early. On a work night DS1 is always in bed by 10'at the very latest ( but can party hard at the weekend and not get until 06.00am!) and DS 2 goes up at around 10.30 reads for a bit and light out by 11.00. Me and their dad can't understand it because we don't go to bed until 12.30!

Crunchymum Thu 20-Apr-17 19:53:36

4yo (full time preschool) is in bed by 8pm. Up at 7am weekdays.

2yo only averages 8 hours a night so she sleeps 11pm-7am. With a daily nap. Thankfully she sleeps solidly for those 8 hours.... she used to waken a few times a night until pretty recently shock

Lelloteddy Thu 20-Apr-17 19:56:35

Always had early bedtimes here. Still have a teenager who has lights out by 10.30pm and sets her alarm even at weekends cos she doesn't like sleeping late!

sphinxster Thu 20-Apr-17 19:59:08

18 month old and 2 month old both asleep by 7:30.
18 month old sleeps solidly until 6:30.
2 month old sleeps until 8am with feeds at 11 and 4.

MrsELM21 Thu 20-Apr-17 19:59:51

4 and 6 year old go up about 7:30 and asleep for 8/8:15

TittyGolightly Thu 20-Apr-17 20:00:59

6.5 year old goes between 8:30 and 9:30pm and between 9:30 and 11pm during the holidays.

TittyGolightly Thu 20-Apr-17 20:01:24

8:30 to 9:30pm during term time.

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