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What time do your little ones go to bed?

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mumof2xox Tue 24-May-16 16:06:58

My DS is 3 - 4 in a few months and his routine is:
Tea at 5:00
Play/Watch TV/Read books till 6:15
Bath at 6:30
Book and settle in bed with me or DP at 6.:45
Lights out at 7:00

Does this seem reasonable for 3 year old? As I seem to have friends who have their children of a similar age going to bed at 9/9:30

NOT looking to be bashed just looking for reassurance! smile

lavenderdoilly Tue 24-May-16 16:12:39

Your routine seems reasonable to me. 9 - 9.30 is far too late. It'll move in that direction as your ds gets older but not for ages. Others may say different but I'm more like you on this. Dd is 9 and she has lights out about 8 on school nights. Not much later on the weekend.

MyBreadIsEggy Tue 24-May-16 16:13:11

Your routine is almost identical to what I do with my 13 month oldsmile it works for us.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it!!

SouthDownsSunshine Tue 24-May-16 16:18:12

DD is 2.4. Routine goes like this (non-nursery days)

5 - dinner
5.30 - cuddles on the sofa, cbeebies and books
6.15 - bath
6.30 - bedtime routine
7 - asleep

Almost always asleep by 6.45. She's an early to bed and early to rise girl.

On nursery days we shorten the above so she's in bed by 6.30.

mumof2xox Tue 24-May-16 16:59:18

oh that's great to hear!!! thought I was being harsh having him go to bed so early!

thanks everyone smile

Luciferbox Tue 24-May-16 17:05:01

Pretty much identical to ours. Ds1 is 4 and DS2 is 9 months so he'll go to bed first. Always lights off at 7.

Fraggled Tue 24-May-16 17:05:09

My 6 year old has a similar routine.

FerkTheeesSheet Tue 24-May-16 17:19:50

We have always had a later routine because of OH job, (around 8-8:30 if it helps) if I was to put dc to bed at seven then they'd only get to see their dad on a Sunday and that's it. I've never really given anyone else's routine too much thought because it just wouldn't work for us and this does. It's not alien for my dd(3) to go to bed at 9 with the rest of her siblings. She only does one day at nursery so we don't have any restrictions in that respect - the night before nursery I might put her to bed at an earlier time.

sandylion Tue 24-May-16 17:31:42

Absolutely YES! My 9 month old is down between half six and seven and my 4yo no later than 7.30 although we are more flexible on holidays and special occasions. They need plenty sleep when they are only little.

SouthDownsSunshine Tue 24-May-16 18:27:26

We're going on holiday (sharing a cottage) with lovely friends. Their daughter goes to bed after 8 - usually 9. I've no idea how the week will work! We eat dinner at 5, they eat late. Argh.

lavenderdoilly Tue 24-May-16 20:32:12

You'll both get to see each other's approach. Hope it goes Ok and you have as relaxing a time as poss.

AndNowItsSeven Tue 24-May-16 20:33:56

Your routine is fine, I have five pre schoolers they all go to bed at 6.15 read until 6.30.
Even my 11 year old goes to bed at 8.15 on a school night.

lenibose Tue 24-May-16 20:37:53

Dinner at 5 pm. Bath from 5:45-6. Stories till 6:30 and then lights out. He is usually asleep by 7. Up between 7-7:30.

DS is 4. Starts school in September but is at nursery for 3 hours a day plus with the CM at other times as I work full time.

WanderingTrolley1 Tue 24-May-16 20:39:14

My just-2 and just-3 year olds are in bed about 8/8:30pm and asleep between 8:30 and 9pm.

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