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What time do your kids go to bed if they are 3, 6 or 8?

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MirandaWest Fri 23-Nov-12 15:25:22

I have a 7 year old and a 9 year old. Generally 7 year old goes to bed around 7:35 and 9 year old around 8:15. A bit later at weekends.

LiquidLunch Fri 23-Nov-12 15:29:03

6 year old has always gone to bed at 7. Since he was about 18 months old.

Even at the weekend.

He'll stay up if we're out or watching a film. But he's goosed by 8pm.

I let him stay up to watch bgt which started at half eight, and he was asleep on the couch at 8.15pm! That was this year.

MirandaWest Fri 23-Nov-12 15:30:44

7 year old 7:45. Not 7:35.

stclair Fri 23-Nov-12 15:32:45

3 year old doesn't nap so in bed by 7pm.

HanSolo Fri 23-Nov-12 15:33:50

3yo and a 6yo- both go to bed at same time- aim for 7, lights out silence by 7:20- 7:30.
The older one needs a lot of sleep, always has.
They get up 6:45.

see all mine are in bed by 7.

it's usually upstairs to wash and brush teeth etc by about 6:30 - 6:45...

but I think that's getting to be too early for the 6 and definitely the 8 year old but how do you put them to bed at different times?

3yr old is almost 4 and wouldn't take kindly to going to bed whilst siblings still up?

penguinplease Fri 23-Nov-12 15:44:59

I have exactly that and my 3 year old goes at 7pm although sometimes asks to go earlier.
My 6 year old goes at 7.30 and I kid you not but my 8 year old does not need much sleep and reads in bed until 10 but is still the first one up every morning.

Weekends sometimes the 3 & 6 year olds stay up til 8, depends if we are watching tv.
I am not so rigid on this now they are older as I was when they were little.

Sirzy Fri 23-Nov-12 15:47:09

DS is 3 (just) and goes to bed at 6.30 and is asleep by 7.

I think sometimes you just have to be 'mean' mummy and tell the younger one he is going to bed at 7pm and the others will go at their bedtimes. its not fair to expect the older ones to go to bed before they are ready because its his bedtime

vodkaanddietirnbru Fri 23-Nov-12 15:59:16

dd(9) - during the week 8.30pm, weekends 9.30pm
ds(6) - during the week 8pm, weekends 9pm

they both get pj's on and teeth brushed around the same time but dd gets a bit extra reading time after ds has had his stories and gone to bed. They dont share a room which helps with the split bedtimes.

sweetheart Fri 23-Nov-12 16:02:02

My ds is 6 and he goes to bed at 8.30. I work full time so i don't get in until gone 5 which means we don't get dinner until 6.30 - 7pm. By the time we've done reading / bath / caught up on our days etc i wouldn't want to send him to bed any earlier.

Weekends are generally whatever time he gets tired.

BertieBotts Fri 23-Nov-12 16:06:54

4 year old goes to bed at 7/7.30.

In my house growing up my (younger) sister went to bed before me. I think it's quite normal for younger children to have an earlier bedtime. You just tell them that of course it's fair, because when you're 8, you can go to bed at 8.30 too, but at the moment you're 4 and your bedtime is 7.

rotavirusrita Fri 23-Nov-12 16:08:34

on a school night staggered between 7:30 and 8. 3 yr old in bed at 7:30 and story, then 5 yr old story and bed after ( normally story at about 7:45). They share a room and are both in bed/lights out by 8pm. 8 nearly 9 yr old has his story once the other 2 are in bed so in bed at 8 ish ( although can be later if he's been to a club in the evening.

on fridays and saturdays it depends what we are doing and how tired they are. no set time

MrsMushroom Fri 23-Nov-12 16:10:24

8 year old at 8.00 and 4 year old at 7.30

rotavirusrita Fri 23-Nov-12 16:12:25

although I hate the word a "routine" of sorts really helps. plus giving then all individual cuddle/ story time for 15mins or so really helps. whilst youngest is being put to bed the older 2 get their jamas on/play/ watch telly.

TartyMcTart Fri 23-Nov-12 21:09:08

I have a 5 and 8 year old. The younger one goes up at 7.30 and is usually asleep by just before 8pm. Then DS1 goes up and he's usually flat out by 8.15.

At weekends they go up later depending on where we are. DS1 can be up untIl 9.30 or midnight but DS2 will often ask to go to bed when he gets tired.

I can't imagine putting them both to bed at 7pm, especially my 8 yr old! What time are they up in the morning???

notnowbernard Fri 23-Nov-12 21:11:10

Mine all go at the same time - they are 9, 6 and 2

Pyrrah Fri 23-Nov-12 21:16:48

3 year-old goes between 9-10pm. She hasn't napped since she was 6 months old and if I put her to bed earlier she gets up at about 11 and then won't go back to sleep till 1-2am which is a complete PITA.

On the upside she sits and plays with toys, there is no fuss about going to bed and we all get a lie-in till 9.30 at weekends.

She just isn't a kid who has ever needed much sleep, even as a tiny baby she didn't - sadly.

Fuzzymum1 Sat 24-Nov-12 20:55:48

At three DS3 was going to bed at 6 and didn't nap in the day. Now at almost 6 he goes to bed at 7 then reads until 7.30ish.

waferhappy Sat 08-Dec-12 20:46:09

My 7 year old about 7:45-8 my 5 and 3 year old 7:15-7:30 and my 9 month old 6-6:30

AcidTurkishBath Sat 08-Dec-12 20:52:59

My 3 yo goes to bed at 7. She shares with her 5 yo brother so she has to see him getting ready for bed before she'll comply. So he gets his pjs and brushes his teeth with her but then gets to stay up for an extra half an hour reading downstairs.

On weekends, there isn't much routine, though, as we often go out in the evening or has visitors. They get very grumpy if they're awake past 10.

jelliebelly Sat 08-Dec-12 20:55:10

my 3yo (nearly 4) is in bed and asleep between 6.30 and 7. My just turned 7yo is in bed and asleep between 7 and 730 depending on afterschool activities etc - same at the weekends.

Both up between 6.30 and 7am though...

DorsetKnobwithJingleBellsOn Sat 08-Dec-12 20:56:28

I start at 7-7.15pm with DS who is 4, in bed read a few stories, once I am out then I do DD who is 6, usually about 7.45pm. DH cooks supper.

DorsetKnobwithJingleBellsOn Sat 08-Dec-12 20:56:46

They are both up by 6.30 in the morning.

YNCarter Tue 11-Dec-12 09:59:59

well i would suggest the kids all go to bed at 8 get them used to that time every

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