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What time does your 3 year old go to bed?

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AtAt Tue 01-Mar-16 20:38:59

Ds is 3 and a half and is normally quite easy to put to bed. Couple of stories, quick cuddle and he's asleep very fast, thanks to nursery tiring him out. The past few nights, it's taken me an hour and a half! He won't let me leave him either. His grandparents were down at the weekend, and he had a few late nights which I think has had an effect.
I currently take him up for bath\getting ready for bed at 7pm. I'm wondering if I should let him stay up a but later rather than battling with him to go to sleep!

Bedsheets4knickers Tue 01-Mar-16 20:40:34

7.30 but really it would be 7 but my dh walks in at that time and it causes too much excitement

superram Tue 01-Mar-16 20:44:13

8 as he shares with my 6 year old. Wakes about 7.

ShesGotLionsInHerHeart Tue 01-Mar-16 20:48:40

Somewhere around half seven, quarter to eight ish. Sleeps until 7ish.

Paddingtonthebear Tue 01-Mar-16 20:49:49

In bed before 7pm and asleep within minutes after a quick story, usually asks to go up by 6.45pm, we struggle to keep her up late! Wakes up about 6.45-7am.

Artandco Tue 01-Mar-16 20:49:50

9pm ( mine are 5 years now though same bedtime)

Kingofthestupids Tue 01-Mar-16 20:50:15

DS is 3.5 and he is normally more than ready for bed at 7pm. He's always been a child who needs his sleep though.

FreeButtonBee Tue 01-Mar-16 20:52:16

6.45-7. Up from 6.30 althougb usually around 7.

Smurfing Tue 01-Mar-16 20:53:37

7pm bedtime here. Has your DS been hard to settle due to over-tiredness after the late nights and added excitement of grandparents visiting? My DC can get like this but all reverts to normal once they have caught up with their sleep

grounddown Tue 01-Mar-16 20:54:11

Mine are 3 and 4. We have stories at 7.15 and they are usually asleep by 7.45, up at 7.30am. I have to sit on the landing until I hear their breathing change smile
The last few nights (and days!) Have been difficult for me too, maybe there's something in the air......

parrotonmyshoulder Tue 01-Mar-16 20:54:42

Up to bed/ out of bath (if he's having one) by 6.45. Stories (always 3!) and cuddles, with me leaving about 7. Then DD (6) has her stories and is in bed by 7.30 (shared room). They get up anytime between 6 and 6.45 on a school day.

parrotonmyshoulder Tue 01-Mar-16 20:55:31

If he has even a minute to nap in the car though, he's impossible to get to sleep!

SomedayMyPrinceWillCome Tue 01-Mar-16 20:56:41

DS is 3.5 bed is at 7, he wakes at 6-6.30

Passmethecrisps Tue 01-Mar-16 20:57:48

Between 7pm and 7:30 really. She really needs a good 12 hours of she struggles.

I find that after holidays when I go back to work she can be a terror. Even though she isr allowed to stay up tremendously later during the holidays she just seems unsettled and can take hours to settle at every new term

For my dd I put it down to change of routine, going from me all the time to comparitavely little when I go back to work and increasing over tiredness.

I think it takes about a week to sort usually

PickledLilly Tue 01-Mar-16 20:58:22

7.30-8pm to 7.30-8.00am we've adjusted bedtimes a few times to suit her at different stages but this seems to be working out quite consistently well

AStreetcarNamedBob Tue 01-Mar-16 20:58:58

7:30pm and awake at 6:30-7:00 with an hours nap after lunch

AtAt Tue 01-Mar-16 21:00:04

I'm hoping it is just the excitement! I forgot to mention that over the weekend he had day time naps (obviously the grandparents are too comfy when he snuggles up with them smile which hasn't helped. I was hoping going back to nursery would get him back into his routine. I'll see how it goes over the next few nights and see if things settle down...

TheLadyWithTheYellowHat Tue 01-Mar-16 21:00:06

Ds has just turned three last week, we start routine at 6:15 and hes normally asleep for 6:45 its normally hard to wake him up in a morning for nursery (wondering if he gets too much sleep?!) as at weekends he normally sleeps in till 7:45 am not complaining though grin

MrsBungle Tue 01-Mar-16 21:00:07


SweetPeaPods Tue 01-Mar-16 21:00:48

Ds1 is almost 3 and ds2 is 16m. Both go up to bath at 7, then in bed around 7.45 (after milk and story). They are normally asleep by 8.30. We have tried moving it back an hour if we have family over but it doesn't give us an extra hour in the morning.

Kraggle Tue 01-Mar-16 21:04:33

We take our nearly 3 year old up for a bath at half 6, normally she's in bed by quarter past 7, usually asleep by 8 at the latest.

Xmasbaby11 Tue 01-Mar-16 21:05:40

8pm. She's not tired before. Always had stamina!

imwithspud Tue 01-Mar-16 21:15:17

DD was 3 in October and her bedtime is around 7pm, sometimes as early as 6:30. She is more than ready by 7 and is asleep within 15minutes at most. We do have wiggle room for special occasions where she will be allowed to stay up later, but later bedtimes wouldn't be sustainable long term as she doesn't often make up for the lost hour by sleeping in.

AtAt Wed 02-Mar-16 18:59:48

Nursery told me this morning that he had a nap during the day yesterday! That would explain why he wasn't going to sleep smile. He hasn't napped today, so fingers crossed for tonight...

AtAt Wed 02-Mar-16 20:02:33

Success! Asleep within 15 minutes grin (him not me!)

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