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7&9 yr old bedtime please?

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hillyhilly Sun 09-Nov-14 22:15:05

I know this is done often but we currently aim for 8.30 and it is frequently 9pm, but the kids tonight and other nights seem to be complaining of not being able to get to sleep.
Can you just give me a straw poll of times please?

hillyhilly Sun 09-Nov-14 22:23:05

Sorry should have said, they get up at 7 and rarely seem tired so common sense is staying make it later but 8.30/9 already feels quite late?

SeptemberBabies Sun 09-Nov-14 22:27:04

9 and 10 year olds here.

8pm bedtime except when activities don't allow this (Sunday swimming means 8.30 bed. Thurs Guides means 9.15pm bed).

7am wake up. Often have to wake 10 year old at 8am.

losenotloose Sun 09-Nov-14 22:40:39

mine are 8 and 6 and we aim for 7.30 and 8.30. ds1 doesn't usually get to sleep before 9.30 and shows no signs of tiredness, so it works for us.

FruitCakey Sun 09-Nov-14 22:44:42

My DS is almost 7. He goes to bed between 7.00-7.30 pm. He wakes between 6.00-7.00 am.
He's a great little sleeper.

gregsageek Mon 10-Nov-14 01:17:00

8 (almost 9) and 10 yr olds. They go up to bed at 8.20 pm on a weeknight (so when we come up and say goodnight and turn off the light it is about 8.30), and 8.50 at weekends. 10 yr old is often allowed to read for 10-15 mins after that. We are, I think, earlier than most of their friends - 10 yr old is certainly chafing against it. But I keep reading about most children not getting enough sleep and how it affects their schoolwork, so want to keep it at this for a few years yet!

olivesnutsandcheese Mon 10-Nov-14 08:13:54

DSS is 10 and bedtime is 8pm on school nights and 8.30 (with a story cd) at the weekend. Occasionally we watch a film till about 9/9.30 but then has no cd.
His bedtime is definitely earlier than most of his peers but he needs the sleep.
His younger brother 2 already needs less sleep. They are just individuals.
(However the toddler is always in bed by 7.30 for our sanity).

if your dc aren't waking up stupidly early then I would say you've got it right. There's nothing wrong with not falling asleep straightaway

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