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What time is it bedtime in summer hols????

(23 Posts)
lookatthatmess Sat 23-Jul-11 19:14:31

Just wondered how late you would let dc stay up in summer hols?
I was thinking around 8.30pm (for 7 year old) do you think this is too late?

mymumdom Sat 23-Jul-11 19:16:35

Between 8 and 9 for my lot. Aged 3-9 years.

megkat Sat 23-Jul-11 20:03:46

Ditto 8-9pm. Very occasionally 9-9.30, but that is v rare. Aged almost 6 and 7.

RainboweBrite Sat 23-Jul-11 22:25:59

No, of course not. Any time between 8.30 and 10 p.m. for my DS, who is 8.10.

MegBusset Sat 23-Jul-11 22:26:55

Mine go to bed normal time, if not earlier! Yesterday I put them in bed before 7!

Seona1973 Sat 23-Jul-11 22:35:44

tonight ds (4 1/2) went to bed at 8.45pm (hadnt realised it had got so late) and dd (7 1/2) had lights off at 9.30pm but then had a nosebleed 5 minutes later!! This is the first year we have really let them stay up a bit later and previously they went to bed around 7.30pm (ds) and 8pm (dd). DD is quite good now and will lie in a bit but ds tends to still wake around 6.30/7am (for a pee) which is a pain.

swash Sat 23-Jul-11 23:26:07

8 pm would be my latest bedtime. DDs (7 and 5) go at 7 usually but it is too light right now. No need to let them stay up much later - got to have some grown-up time!

lookatthatmess Sun 24-Jul-11 07:24:05

Thanks for your replies everyone.
Swash..... I agree about the grown up time!

TheBolter Sun 24-Jul-11 08:15:15

My two (5 and 7) can't seem to get to sleep until 8pm at the very earliest, holidays or not! Some nights they're still awake at 9pm! So I guess they'll be going to bed normal time and I'll just be getting less stressed about the fact they seem to need less sleep than others!

howabout Sun 24-Jul-11 08:19:52

I find it suits me if they have more flexible bedtime in the summer as we are off on days out or want to have treat nights which you can't really do with school next day. However the DC themselves both need their sleep and will decide bedtime is the normal time of 7.30pm when they get the chance (they are 8 and 10).

TheBolter Sun 24-Jul-11 08:21:47

Blimey howabout - lucky you. My two, (who are three years younger than yours) would have to be ill to go to sleep that early!


howabout Sun 24-Jul-11 08:25:38

TheBolter - they do get up at 6.30am like clockwork no matter how late I make them stay up at night if it makes you feel any better!!

slimyak Sun 24-Jul-11 21:26:07

Howabout, mine are like yours but with a slightly earlier shift. Dd1 would happily go to bed at 6 most nights but is usually up by 5.30, whatever time she went to bed. To be social she goes to bed at 7 but no late holiday times. Dd2 would go to bed later and does sleep till 6.30.

This is all year round not just a summer thing and has happened since dd1 was 5 weeks old.

fivegomadindorset Sun 24-Jul-11 21:27:07

Same as in term time, 7pm for DS and 7,45 for DD.

TheBolter Sun 24-Jul-11 21:32:57

howabout - oh OK grin mind you mine aren't up that much later. ONe of the reasons why we were relaxed about moving their bedtime back in the first place was because they were such early wakers!

MCos Mon 25-Jul-11 16:08:29

DDs, aged 7 & 9, are going to bed between 9-10pm during the hols, and waking sometime between 8-9am. Suits me fine.
They go 8:30ish during school term and get up at 7:15am.

MrsDmitriTippensKrushnic Mon 25-Jul-11 16:29:22

They tend to go to their rooms at around 9ish (unless there's a specific reason for them to be up later - Saturday we didn't get home until 10pm, last night they were watching something that ended up finishing at 9.15ish) DCs are 7, 11 and 13.

DD(7 yo) generally then goes to sleep, but DSs being older can do what they want for a while, as long as it's not disturbing anyone. I don't want them 'up' past that time because me and DH deserve sometime to ourselves smile

bluegiraffe Mon 29-Aug-11 22:53:49

Next door neighbour's DS (age 7) goes to bed, on average, around 10pm, school holidays or term-time ... every night ... and seems to acquire hob nail boots (no carpets!!!) from around 8pm onwards and excessive energy and loud voice !!!

Makes me angry and sad and shocked in equal measures!

rubyrubyruby Mon 29-Aug-11 22:55:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Dialsmavis Tue 30-Aug-11 00:39:31

DS 8.5 is put in his box by 7.30pm to read for 30mins during term time. In the holidays he is either in bed by 8.30 with lights out by 9pm or up until 9pm and then straight to bed, it depends o how irritating he is being or what i want to to when he has gone to bed!

festi Tue 30-Aug-11 00:43:20

dd aged 5 has ranged from 6.30pm to 1am has depended what has been happening. last night she partied untill 1am and tonight she was bathed and in bed at 6.30pm.

jamdonut Tue 30-Aug-11 16:10:55

My 11 year old's bedtime is 9:00,term-time or holidays,unless there is a special reason to be up late.

My 14 year old's bedtime is 10-10.30, and the same applies.

Horribly shocked at how late some very young children go to bed!

At the school I work as a (KS1) TA at, lots of children loll about and are listless and not not paying attention,(EVERY day, but particularly Monday mornings). If you ask them what time they went to bed,some of them have no idea of a bed-time, and others will tell you that it was after 9pm! It's way to late for 5-7 year olds!

aquos Tue 30-Aug-11 16:18:36

8.30 for my 10yo and 9.00 for my 11yo. We stick to same bed times during term times and holidays unless we are doing something special.

One night my 10yo went bat watching with dh and didn't get home until 10.30. She was so tired she could barely speak. Another night we went out for a meal, we got home just after 9pm and both children were begging to get to bed.

But my two are early risers. They don't do lie ins. The very latest they've slept in til this holiday has been 8.30.

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