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Butttons Sun 19-Nov-17 07:52:15

Chatting to friends last night. They put their DC (6 and 4) to bed at 6:30pm. Ours (4 and 2) go to bed at closer to 8. DH and I both commute to work so collect from after school club at 6, take home, feed, bathe story etc. No way can we do it any quicker and besides, I like to have a little bit of time with them in the evenings (I don't get home until almost 7) as well as getting them up and out in the mornings. They wake up around 6:45/7am.

AIBU to ask if we're doing ours a disservice and "they'll be too tired to learn properly " (no one has said this btw)

Pootle40 Sun 19-Nov-17 07:55:01

3 year old 8pm; 8 year old 830pm. Works for us and they don’t get up before 7am. We work too so can’t do much earlier but 8 year old would never go to bed before 730.

Ilovelampandchair Sun 19-Nov-17 07:56:38

3 and 2 yr old at 7pm on the dot every night. 4 yr old 7-30 to 8pm. They all sleep to after 7 usually. The 4 yr old sometimes nearer 8.

BikeRunSki Sun 19-Nov-17 07:57:56

Tv etc off at 7pm
Try to get 6 yo in bed by 7.30, read til 7.45 ish.
9 yo more independent, he can read til 8.30.

Paddingtonthebear Sun 19-Nov-17 07:59:19

7pm for 5yr old. She wakes at 6.30-6.45 whatever time she goes to bed

splendide Sun 19-Nov-17 07:59:53

3 year old about 7/7.30.

We all eat dinner at 6 so couldn’t be much before then.

DontbouncelikeIdid Sun 19-Nov-17 08:01:04

Mine has always gone to bed at 8, for the same reason as you. He's always bounced out of bed at 6.30 too, and never seemed particularly tired. He's 10 now and it's starting to slip towards 8.30/9.

Bananacustardyum Sun 19-Nov-17 08:01:40

We have just started putting our 3 yr old DD to bed closer to 6pm as she needs 12 hours sleep and had started getting up earlier as I changed jobs. It's made a difference as she was getting a bit grumpy!

Thurlow Sun 19-Nov-17 08:02:21

7.30ish for 5yo and 1yo. Like you we work so it gives us some time in the evening. But both have had a 7.30-7.30 routine since they were babies.

Juanbablo Sun 19-Nov-17 08:03:04

Ds2 (3) goes to bed at 7, dd (7) goes to bed at 7:30 and Ds1 (10) goes to bed at 8. The big two do go to bed a bit later than that a few times a week due to football/Brownies. They get up at 6:30.

JoandMax Sun 19-Nov-17 08:03:32

Mine are 7.5 and 9 and go to bed by 7pm and then can read for 20 minutes or so, lights out by 7.30pm at latest.

But we are up at 5.45am as they start school at 7.15am

unlimiteddilutingjuice Sun 19-Nov-17 08:03:34

2 and 5
They get in the bath at 7.30 and in bed at 8

Natsku Sun 19-Nov-17 08:04:21

6 year old, I aim for half seven though some days it ends up being later due to activities, takes between 30 mins and one hour to fall asleep. If she's particularly tired, or was up later the previous night, then she goes to bed earlier. I drag her out of bed in the morning a bit after seven so all in all she's getting 10-11 hours sleep a night.

Whatsername17 Sun 19-Nov-17 08:05:09

In your circumstances the bedtime seems right. I get home between 4 and 5. Dd1 is 6 and her bedtime is 7.30. Dd1 is 10 months so hers is 6.30pm. I think its more important for you and your kids to spend some time together.

LML83 Sun 19-Nov-17 08:05:27

it's important they spend time with you too so I would prioritise that and stick with your bed times (I don't think they are late) if you notice your children are tired try and have a relaxing morning at the weekend.

My dd is 7 she goes to bed at 8pm on weekdays 8.30/9 at weekends.

Ds is 2, he goes to bed at 7pm.

both wake up around 6.30/7am.

AllTheWittyNamesAreGone Sun 19-Nov-17 08:05:45

7 year old = 7:30
15 year old= 10:30

Butttons Sun 19-Nov-17 08:05:49

Okay so quite a range!

I know for us 6:30 would definitely be a challenge in summer months! I remember going to bed when it was still daylight outside and being able to hear kids playing out@

mumof1000s Sun 19-Nov-17 08:08:56

Ss 11 and 12 at 7.30
Dd 14 and ds 15 at 8

Crunchymum Sun 19-Nov-17 08:11:00

5yo (just turned) is 8pm on school, an hour later weekends and holidays if he doesn't have to be up in mornings.

Nearly 3yo doesn't go to bed until 9pm [we have tried everything!!] And this is only if she doesn't nap. If she naps it's later. This child doesn't like sleep.

Crunchymum Sun 19-Nov-17 08:12:07

Are you serious PP? You send an 11yo to bed at 7.30? And a 15 year old to bed at 8pm????? shock

Believeitornot Sun 19-Nov-17 08:13:20

They’re asleep by 8-8.30 and up at 7. Mine are 8&5.

However when they were younger, they really needed to be asleep by 7 because they were exhausted from waking early. Later bedtimes never worked.

We both work with commutes.

mumof1000s Sun 19-Nov-17 08:13:21

Yes and they all go to sleep they are up at 5.45

They are all doing really well in school, really well in their extra activities etc

laketaupo Sun 19-Nov-17 08:14:16

DS just turned 2. Bath at 5:30, dinner at 6:30,bed at 7pm and wake up at 8am

pinkhorse Sun 19-Nov-17 08:15:47

Ds is 8 next month and goes to bed at half 7

ElspethFlashman Sun 19-Nov-17 08:32:19

We have a 7-7 routine. They are asleep by 7.10 at the latest.

They are very well rested on it. I'm a strong believer in as much sleep as possible.

I appreciate if parents don't get home till 7 that routine isn't possible!

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