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Is 6.30 to early a bedtime for a 3YO?

(6 Posts)
Sookeh Sun 25-Sep-11 18:03:38

Just changing our routine around slightly as I'm desperately trying to get DD to sleep in her own bed at night.
I was just wondering if 6.30 was too early to put her to bed of an evening?
Any help would be appreciated.

nulgirl Sun 25-Sep-11 18:07:17

What time does she go to bed now and what time does she get up? I would have thought it was a bit early but that is because I covet more sleep in the morning. If ds went to bed at that time he would be up about 6am which is too early for me.

Assume she's not having a day time sleep so it may be worth trying it for a few days to see if she adapts.

Pumpster Sun 25-Sep-11 18:08:19

If they go to sleep and don't wake too early then it's not too early!

Firawla Sun 25-Sep-11 18:12:21

mine normally goes to bed about that time (not so much on weekends, but weekdays they will be down well before 7) sometimes he plays in his room a bit before he falls asleep or sometimes not. since he doesn't have a nap he is tired by that time! i do that for 21 months old aswel who does have a nap, but he is still fine to go to bed at that time. it's worth a try if you think that bedtime will be better for her?

Beamur Sun 25-Sep-11 18:15:06

It would have been too early for my DD. How many hours a night does your DD sleep? Mine is a pretty reliable 11 hours - so bed at 8pm, up at 7am.

Zimbah Sun 25-Sep-11 19:48:23

My almost-3 wakes around 7am pretty much regardless of when she goes to bed. I aim for in bed by 7 at latest. Sometimes she doesn't fall asleep till 8 or 8.30 and then is tired and whingey the next day. Sometimes she falls asleep almost right away. If your life is better with a6.30 bedtime then go with that.

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