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What time do you let you 6.5 year old (year 2) go to bed?

(19 Posts)
meisiemee Thu 05-Sep-13 21:03:19

Ie, start the bedtime routine, bed, teeth, story etc then lights out?

AtAmber Thu 05-Sep-13 21:16:18

Try to start at 7, lights out by 7.30.

ilovepowerhoop Thu 05-Sep-13 21:16:53

ds (6) has lights off at 8pm

FamiliesShareGerms Thu 05-Sep-13 21:20:37

Lights off at 8pm here too

thisisyesterday Thu 05-Sep-13 21:20:55

around 7.30ish depending on levels of tiredness!

LondonJax Thu 05-Sep-13 21:23:21

Bath time is usually about 6ish, then DS is allowed half an hour of TV. Bed is at 7pm, DH or I read a couple of small stories then DS is allowed to read until 7.30pm then lights out.

Saturdays he's allowed up bit later if there's a film on that finishes late or, like this weekend, there was a thing about dinosaurs on at 8pm.

runningonwillpower Thu 05-Sep-13 21:24:26

There was no letting about it.

Bath, story then bed at 7.30.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Thu 05-Sep-13 21:27:11

Ds's both are in bed by 7pm. They both sleep for 12 hours !

They're in years 1 and 3.

Meglet Thu 05-Sep-13 21:27:32

Start bedtime around 6:30.

DS is usually asleep by 7:30. Although it can go wrong if his little sister is running riot and keeping him awake.

dontyouknow Thu 05-Sep-13 21:28:14

Starts 7.15ish if she wants a bath, 7.30ish if she is happy with a quick shower.

Usually finished a bit before 8. I do let her then read to herself in bed as she is pretty good at just reading for a bit, will stop when she is tired and go to sleep, and she is still ready to get up in the morning. If she was keeping herself awake for hours reading and then tired in the morning I wouldn't let her do this.

Moomoomie Thu 05-Sep-13 21:39:08

All I can say is, you lucky people.
My dd3 six years old has SN and does not require much sleep.
Normally asleep by 9:30 - 10pm and awake by 5:30 - 6am.
I keep on smiling! grin

Ragusa Thu 05-Sep-13 21:42:48

DS is 3 and DD just gone in to year 1. Both have lights out at around 8 and are usually out for 830. Up at around 730 ish. If I put them to bed at 7 they wld be up way too early and we tend toward the night owl in our family smile

onepieceoflollipop Thu 05-Sep-13 21:44:10

8 pm usually. Start getting ready half an hour or so before.

Beamur Thu 05-Sep-13 21:45:43

I aim for in bed by 8pm with some time after that for stories etc.

sittinginthesun Thu 05-Sep-13 21:46:33

In bed by 7pm, reads to himself for a while, light off no later than 8pm. I'm trying to pull it back earlier.

meisiemee Fri 06-Sep-13 05:56:26

Thank you! Right new (again) bedtime routine with sticker chart happening again from tonight. Last night was just bloody awful, with us both ending up in tears from exhaustion!

chutneypig Fri 06-Sep-13 06:04:22

7.30 in their rooms here, lights off 8 or so, depending on whether they're disturbing killing each other. Their behaviour's been up and down like a yo yo since they've been back, but they do seem to be sleeping better between school tiredness and the darker evenings. Both Yr 2.

youbethemummylion Fri 06-Sep-13 06:14:38

Lights out at 7:15ish and sleeps until about 6:30 later bed times have resulted in earlier waking up time so we are back to 7:15ish

meisiemee Fri 06-Sep-13 20:30:21

New approach and it worked! Yay took an hour and was pure quality lovely time. Thank you for the tips and advice, now where is the gin.... smile)))

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