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What time do your children go to bed?

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Kendodd Thu 20-Jun-13 15:20:57

And how old are they?

Trying to work out what is right.

Mine are 4 (nearly 5), 6 and 7. They go to bed at 7pm, 7.30 and 7.30 plus half hour reading in bed.

damnitdamnit Fri 21-Jun-13 21:28:46

DD1(5) & DD2(3) are in bed by 6.30 school night and 7pm on a weekend. DS1 (12wk) is currently about 9pm with us grin!

smellsofsick Fri 21-Jun-13 21:21:58

Dd1, 2.5yo goes to bed at about 7.15 and usually gets a good 12 hours. We've had a phase of early waking but hopefully knocked that on the head now.

Dd2 6months goes at 7, wakes about 5.30am, gets fed and then gets up with DD1.

Feelslikea1sttimer Fri 21-Jun-13 21:17:15

13 & 14 and its 9 on a school night with half an hour reading and whenever they want on a weekend although its normally 10-10:30ish as they generally have to be up for footie, rugby etc...

Bonkerz Fri 21-Jun-13 21:14:34

2yo @ 6pm
7yo @ 7pm
12yo@ 8:30pm

gintastic Fri 21-Jun-13 21:10:56

We go up for bath at 6pm, 3yo goes to bed after, usually 6.30. 5yo is allowed to go back downstairs and play on her DS for 30min, then bed. 6m baby goes down about 6.30. They are all up between 6 and 6.30, but I have to leave for work at 6.45, so it's not an issue, except if we want a lie in at the weekend! My husband takes them to the childminder for 7.30 as he starts work at 8. Upside to my early start is a 2pm finish so I'm there for all school pickups. I know they have a very early bedtime compared to many, but it works for us.

notcitrus Fri 21-Jun-13 21:09:27

Ds is 4 nearly 5, and telly off by 7.15, upstairs to brush teeth by 7.30, so usually in bed asleep by 8, though that has slipped a bit recently especially when we don't need to be up the next day.

Dd is 16 months, goes up the same time, either put in bed before ds or fed to sleep just after, so by 8.

Both get up between 7 and 8. Mostly.

Doshusallie Fri 21-Jun-13 21:02:59

Mine are 6 and 8. They go to bed at 7.30-8, earlier if I have had enough.

rednellie Fri 21-Jun-13 20:59:46

My 15 month old twins and 3.5 yr old DD go to bed at 6.30pm. DD normally stays up for a bit reading, but never later than 7pm.

TripleRock Fri 21-Jun-13 19:38:51

My 2 yo goes up to bed as near to 7-7:30 as we can manage. But she's rarely asleep before 8:30 unfortunately. Sometimes nearer 9.

She is also up between 6-7am, so it's too late imo. However she still has a nap in the day (unavoidably, so the best I can do at this stage is keep it short and early). I'm hoping she'll go off to sleep earlier once daytime naps are a thing of the past.

On the bright side, she does sleep through.

ouryve Fri 21-Jun-13 19:26:55

they're 7 and 9 and go between 8:30 and 9. DS2 only sleeps for around 9 hours, so any earlier is not fun, the next morning.

lolalotta Fri 21-Jun-13 19:25:40

My 3.5yr old goes to bed at 6.30pm. grin

TrinityRhino Fri 21-Jun-13 18:55:23

they all get up at 7am

TrinityRhino Fri 21-Jun-13 18:55:13

gecko is 6 and dd2 is 8

they are into bed and reading for 15 mins by 7.30 on a weekday and 7.30 with a video in bed or 8.30 at the weekend

dd1 is 13 and for some reason still listens to me and does as she is told about bedtime grin
so hers is lights out by 9pm on a week day 10 on a weekend

LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Fri 21-Jun-13 18:52:01

7yo - allowed to read until 7.30pm.

SupermansBigRedPants Fri 21-Jun-13 18:51:25

Dd is 8 and has always had an 8/9 bedtime - 9 until school age, 8 until recently when we've went back upto 9 as she's getting older.

Ds is 19 months and was bedded at 8, not sleeping until 11 and waking everywhere from 5.45 - 10.30 hmm now his naps have been cut out bed is 6.30/7 till 7 am - i used to be confused at early bedtimes but now covet ds's as a lifeline!

NettoSuperstar Fri 21-Jun-13 18:50:20

Whenever she wants, she's 11.
She's a night owl like me, but also great at self regulating, and will take herself to bed at 7 if she's tired.
We've had plenty of issues over the years, but never the classics of food and sleep!

Overreactionoftheweek Fri 21-Jun-13 18:48:53

20 month old - in bed by 5pm and wakes at 6am. He has a two hour nap in the morning.
I feel like I won the lottery grin

He just loves his sleep like me...I'm too scared to have another one yet because I just know that one will be like my brother who didn't sleep through the night until he was 12!

RNJ3007 Fri 21-Jun-13 18:47:58

My DD is 4 next week. She goes up for bath at 1845, in bed by 1915, more like 1930-1945 at weekends.

Taffeta Fri 21-Jun-13 18:44:05

Oh and wrt guidelines about ow old how much sleep mine vary enormously. DD has always needed about 11 hours. DS since he was 5 hasn't needed more than 9.

Taffeta Fri 21-Jun-13 18:42:46

6 yo 7.45pm
9 yo 8.30pm

Recently shifted from 7.30/8.15

MinimalistMommi Fri 21-Jun-13 18:40:23

Five year old: 6.30 pm
Eight year old: 7.00 pm

defineme Thu 20-Jun-13 23:06:45

If you think your child is messing about at bedtime because they're not tired or you think they're overtired: the nhs website has information on how much sleep each age needs.
obviously there are lots of exceptions that are at the far ends of the scale though.
My 8 yrolds need about 11 hours so 830pm to 730 am and 11 yrold needs about 10 so goes about 930.

themaltesecat Thu 20-Jun-13 22:53:03

Mine is 2. Asleep by 11pm on a good night.

themaltesecat Thu 20-Jun-13 22:52:20

Mine is 2. Asleep by 11pm on a good night.

InsanelyBrainDeprived Thu 20-Jun-13 20:40:47

Dc1 who is 3 goes at 8pm. Ds2 20months goes at 7.30 not early enough for us. They usually wake at 7.30/8 and still have two hour nap after lunch

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