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Straw poll: what times does your just-4yo go to bed?

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BotBotticelli Sat 07-Jan-17 14:04:46

We put ds1 to bed at the same time as his baby brother (16mo).

Bathing at 6.30pm, into PJs and extra stories once the baby is asleep, gets into his bed around 7.15om usually asleep by 7.30pm.

But he is waking up earlier and earlier at the moment! Always just after 6, and it's driving us mad!

Is a 7.15pm bedtime typical for a child who just turned 4?

Poocatcherchampion Sat 07-Jan-17 14:06:24

6pm here for 4,3 and 1yo. Spect we are in the minority though! Gets a bit more like 7 in the summer

Lugeeta Sat 07-Jan-17 14:08:13

8.30 pm here

DarkLikeVader Sat 07-Jan-17 14:37:51

In bed by 8pm, she stays there till 8am. She was 4 in September, she has a gro clock so knows if there's one star left and she's awake (rarely!) she can play quietly in her room. More stars left means stay in bed and close your eyes.

TheTantrumCometh Sat 07-Jan-17 14:40:47

7pm, usually but can be nearer 6.30 if she's tired. Some nights she'll drop off straight away, other times she's not asleep until gone 8. She wakes around 7 am, though was up at 6.30 today despite us having to wake her everyday for school this week hmm

Isadora2007 Sat 07-Jan-17 14:42:04

Over xmas so it has now stretched to bed at 9.30 but not asleep til 10.30 and awake around 9-9.30 if allowed to sleep that long.
When back at nursery he will be in bed for 8.30 and asleep around 9 and then awake around 7.30/8. I'd like to pull it back to 8/8.30 as it would suit us more to be awake earlier.

Chocolateorangegoblin Sat 07-Jan-17 21:10:53

DS is not quite four yet but he goes to bed about 8.30. any earlier and he will be up at 5.30am! 8.30 bedtime and he wakes about 7.30.

Paddingtonthebear Sat 07-Jan-17 21:16:00

She's 4.3 years old and has been going to bed at 7pm since she was 10-12 months old

Paddingtonthebear Sat 07-Jan-17 21:17:06

She wakes anytime between about 6.45-7.15am

SansaClegane Sat 07-Jan-17 21:20:43

We do 7.30 for all of ours (3, 5 and 7yo). They all wake up at different times though with the middle one seemingly needing the least sleep! He's usually up at 6.30, the eldest at 7-7.30, youngest sometimes slept till 9 in the holidays when we didn't have to get up grin

yummycake123 Sat 07-Jan-17 21:42:04

DS (nearly 4) goes to bed around 7-7.30pm.
He wakes up around 7am
We've tried putting him in bed later (hoping he would wake up later) but he still wakes up around 7am...

waitingforsomething Sun 08-Jan-17 05:22:14

DD (4 in November ) is still in bed for 7. sometimes she's straight to sleep, sometimes she'll chat and sing for anything up to 45 mins (unusual though!). She wakes between 6.30 and 7, always has.

flumpybear Sun 08-Jan-17 05:41:57

Do you have black out curtains/blind? This really helps!!
Mine is 4 and goes to bed at about 730 ish - he wakes around 6 but now with black out curtains he often sleeps in for an hour sometimes two hours longer! He did start Sxhool in sept which may be helping and he's allowed to stay up longer st the weekends - him and his sister play on the iPad til quite late (about 9-10 ... though he's usually fallen asleep by then anyway in her bed - this all helps to make him sleep in later

WreckTangled Sun 08-Jan-17 05:46:03

6:30 here. Always up early even if he stays up later hmm

Atomium Sun 08-Jan-17 06:07:37


NapQueen Sun 08-Jan-17 06:48:28

Does he have supper? A bowl of porridge or similar may help keep him asleep for longer.

Ours (now 2 and 5) have always gone between 6.30 and 7 each evening and the Gro Clock is set to 7am weekdays and 7.30am weekends and holidays. They wake vefore that but just play in their beds or chatter to each other.

SparkyBlue Sun 08-Jan-17 07:11:54

We go sometime between 7.30 and 8. It had gone to nearer 9 during Christmas so working on getting it back to normal for Montessori starting back tomorrow.

mrsdiddlydoo Sun 08-Jan-17 07:17:09

We aim for 7pm here for our almost 4 yr old. He can be out cold straight away or sing and play for up to an hr on other nights. He stays in bed until 7am. Have noticed he's waking earlier these days. We use a gro clock to keep him in bed. Going to bed later makes no difference on his waking time

sofato5miles Sun 08-Jan-17 07:22:33

7.30 the lights go out

kippersandcurtains Sun 08-Jan-17 07:33:14

Two ds - 5 and nearly 4. Share a room. Bed after bath at 7pm, they get up at 7am. Sometimes they wake slightly earlier but stay in bed as instructed (!) till gro clocks turn yellow. Any less sleep and they're grotty next day.

flumpybear Sun 08-Jan-17 12:46:21

Both mine woke at 1030 this morning!! I'm in heaven after a decent night sleep .... but as they stayed up late last night I may pay for this tomorrow morning!!!! Early bed tonight- 7pm!!!

zofranks Mon 09-Jan-17 10:59:41

6.30pm for a bath, 7pm stories, asleep by 7.20pm

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