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what time does your reception age child go to bed?

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fryingtoday Thu 19-May-16 19:37:36

I aim for 8. Have to be up 6:40 am on school days. Wondering if should bring forward bedtime as sometimes hard to wake her .....

Toomanycats99 Thu 19-May-16 19:38:58

I try and put her up at 7. Sometimes 7.30 often gone 8 by time she gets to sleep though.

QueenMolotov Thu 19-May-16 19:39:10


Wakes between 6:30-7am.

Yika Thu 19-May-16 19:39:19

My 5 yo also goes to bed at 8, gets up around 7:30. (And that also isn't enough for her). I'd aim to bring it forward by as much as an hour if you can (maybe start with at least half an hour).

Jitterybug Thu 19-May-16 19:39:58

Ds goes to bed at 7:15, usually asleep by 7:45. I wake him up at 7:30am. He likes a good 12 hours!

Cabawill Thu 19-May-16 19:42:02

DD needs her sleep. She's usually in bed on week nights at 7pm and is fast asleep by 7:30. She usually wakes about 6:30 and reads or plays quietly until we get up at 7.

AgeOfEarthquakes Thu 19-May-16 19:43:55

My 4 year old goes to bed at 6.45. Sometimes a bit earlier if she's tired. She usually wakes up between 6.30 and 7.00.

grassroots Thu 19-May-16 19:44:46

Mine went at 7 and had to be woken up in the morning. Reception was obviously exhausting!

uhoh2016 Thu 19-May-16 19:46:26

My ds is in year 1 we usually have a bath around 7 each night then settle down with a cuddle chat and a story I aim for lights out by 8 although he doesn't need to be up til 7.30 -7.45

MrsSparkles Thu 19-May-16 19:48:39

8.30 when daddy is in charge. Between 7-7.30 if he's out. She'll usually wake up between 7-7.30, but I'll have to wake her once or twice a week.

I think she's tired, but it has been a long term.

MrsJoeyMaynard Thu 19-May-16 19:51:19

My 4.5 yr old is fast asleep now, was in bed by 7:15. He's usually awake between 6:30 - 7a.m..

I read somewhere that a typical 4 yr old needs between 11 and 13 hours sleep a night.

ladyjadey Thu 19-May-16 19:51:29

Mine went at 7.30 every night last year. Now in year one she goes between 7.30 and 8

startwig1982 Thu 19-May-16 19:53:36

7pm and normally asleep by 7.30pm. He gets up at 6am. Sometimes if DH des bedtime when I'm out, it can be 9.30 as ds plays him up.hmm

imjessie Thu 19-May-16 19:54:26

Mine is in bed by 6.30 . He is shattered !

Cally70 Thu 19-May-16 19:55:53

My DS is 5 (in Y1). He's asleep by 6.45pm & wakes at 7am

lenibose Thu 19-May-16 19:56:21

Bed by 6:30-45. Asleep by 7. Sometimes in bed by 6:20 and asleep by 6:30 if he is exceptionally tired. Awake at 7/7:30.

dylsmimi Thu 19-May-16 19:56:51

6.45 lights off between 7-7.15 and mostly straight asleep. Ds1 is year 1 and ds2 is in nursery (3) and they go to bed together. Ds2 generally wakes up earlier around 6.30 depending on how often he has woken up in the night ds1 around 7 or occasionally needs to be woken at 7.45 which is the latest I can leave him on a school day so I think it suits them at the minute

Twistedheartache Thu 19-May-16 19:58:28

7:30 ideally but tends to be closer to 8. Rarely needs waking, usually up by 6:15am
Tends to be closer to 7 at the weekend to let her catch up but still up by 6:15

prepeduc Thu 19-May-16 19:58:31

Used to have similar timings to you, but mine never needed much sleep and would always get up at the same time on weekend days, not seem tired etc. Can you maybe institute a quiet hour in bed with books 7-8 and hope she'll go to sleep if tired, so that it doesn't become a thing to resist?

DeathMetalMum Thu 19-May-16 19:59:34

Dd goes up at 7. Usually in bed by 7.45 at the latest by the time we have faffed around with teeth, putting eczema cream on both dd's, pj's and stories, usually asleep by around 8 but can be as late at 8.30 if she's not tired, and wants to look athrough books instead. Some mornings dd1 can be up as early as 5 others we have to wake her at 6.45. We have had 6.30, 5am 6am and waking her up so far this week. hmm

Hensintheskirting Thu 19-May-16 20:04:51

7:30 and up between 7-7:30. He's really tired at bedtime and could probably go to sleep at 7 to be honest

JustABigBearAlan Thu 19-May-16 20:05:26

Bedtime ideally 7, but often ends up closer to 7.30. Always gets up by 6 at the latest though hmm

SusanAndBinkyRideForth Thu 19-May-16 20:08:02

Up at 8. Asleep by 9. Just won't sleep any earlier whatever we try.s he wakes up on her own all bouncy and bright by 7am.

She's never needed much sleep sad

backinaminute Thu 19-May-16 20:10:26

7pm here too, aim for lights out by 7.15 at the latest. Still have to wake him before 7am. He does wake early at the weekend though.

It's a really tight turn around, feels like get home, cook/eat tea, straight into the bath, 20 mins of tv, upstairs to bed with a quick story.

I could do with it being later, we really struggle to do reading and homework on my working days (3 days and one of the other is swimming lessons). I've tried later but he just can't cope with it. He's ok for one night but then the tiredness builds up quickly and he becomes a weepy, emotional mess.

Ds2 is 3yo and they go at the same time. Usually sharing a story in ds2's bedroom (if I'm by myself) but ds1 is given the option of looking at his books in his bedroom.

AndersArms Thu 19-May-16 20:12:07

6.30-7pm ish. Awake usually at 6am, encouraged to stay in bed until 6.30am.

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