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What time is bed time?

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Orissiah Wed 15-Jul-09 16:37:02

What time is bed time for your little ones, how old are they and generally how long does it take them to fall asleep?

My DD is 13 months old. Bed time is 7pm, generally she falls asleep within minutes. Wakes up any time from 6 to 7am (generally 6.30am in Spring/Summer).

nickytwotimes Wed 15-Jul-09 16:38:08

Ds is 3 next week and is in bed between 7 and 7.30, asleep in 10 mins and up at 6.30-7pm. Suits us all.

elliepac Wed 15-Jul-09 16:41:22

DD is 17 months. Bed time is 6.30 asleep for 7 and wakes up around 6.30.

DS is 5 bedtime 7.30 schoolnights, 8 the others. Sleeps till 7ish. However, he is becoming harder and harder to settle as he says sleeping is boring grin

aGalChangedHerName Wed 15-Jul-09 16:43:39

The dd's go between 6.30pm and 7.30pm. As early as i can get them down. I have my 1st mindee arriving at 7am so they are woken up every morning by them knocking/ringing. They are nearly 3 and nearly 5.

The ds's however <groans> ds2 was around midnight (he's 13.6) and ds1 went to see his friend round the road and i heard him coming in at 3.45am (he's 18 in September)

I of course made sure that all the dc were as loud as possible this morning wink

sunfleurs Wed 15-Jul-09 16:50:19

Dd is 2.10 and hers is 7.30, she sleeps then until 7 in the morning but does not nap during the day.

Ds is 6 and I TRY to get him to bed for 9 to be up at 7.30 am but it is rare for him to go to sleep before 10.00 pm or later. I know this is late but he has HFA and doesn't seem to need as much sleep as other kids his age.

misshardbroom Wed 15-Jul-09 17:08:09


As early as I can get away with.

Usually, they're all in bed by 6.45pm. DS1 (4) & DS2 (3) have stories in bed until 7pm and are usually zonked out by 7.15pm.

DD (5.10) has a story and a chat at 7ish until about 7.30, and is usually asleep by 8.15 (she will potter about her room a bit, read, draw etc.)

foofi Wed 15-Jul-09 17:09:29

Boy how I miss those years of 7pm bedtimes sad

elliepac Wed 15-Jul-09 17:21:05

foofi, i feel for you, am still reluctant to let DS go at 8...that's my time grin

TrinityRhinoHasASillyStepson Wed 15-Jul-09 17:27:29

dd1 (9) 7.30pm

dd2 (4) and dd3 (2) 7pm sometimes 6.45pm

dont hear a peep from dd1 and 2 till 7am

but dd3 stills wakes 2 to 3 hourly [yawn]

thefortbuilder Wed 15-Jul-09 17:34:03

ds is 3 and goes to bed at 645-7, and generally takes about 20 minutes of chatting to his monkey and rabbit to go to sleep

ds2 is 16m and is in bed between 630 and 645 and takes a good 40 minutes of chat to go to sleep!

they both sleep through (on a good night with no teething or noisy neighbours!) till 630-7am

FabBakerGirlIsBack Wed 15-Jul-09 17:36:13

Well, tonight is is 5.15pm for my 4 year old as he is poorly. sad

Normally, all in bed at 7 for 5 and 8 year olds but they can read for a bit. Can take minutes to fall asleep or longer some mights.

Mr 4 year old goes 6.50-7pm and can be straight to sleep or still be walking about 30 minutes later depending on his mood.

Bleatblurt Wed 15-Jul-09 17:36:23

Whenever they are tired, we don't have a set time.

Usually about 7.30pm but there's some days they don't go down until 9pm.

Since they only go when they are actually sleepy it only takes a few minutes before they drop off. I can tuck them in then bugger off straight away, bliss. grin

MaybeAfterBreakfast Wed 15-Jul-09 17:43:56

Ds1 3.2
Ds2 17mo

Both in bed by 6.45/7 wake up anywhere between 5.30 and 6.30. Have just had too freaky days when they woke at 7am.shock

But if ds1 falls asleep in the day (which he does if he's had a particulalrly busy morning) then he'll be awake until 9 or 10 at night.

MaybeAfterBreakfast Wed 15-Jul-09 17:44:42

two not too blush

pointydog Wed 15-Jul-09 17:47:08

it just gets later and later. Now it's the summer hols and they go between 10 and 11 usually (12 and 10)

aGalChangedHerName Wed 15-Jul-09 17:56:53

Do your two hang around downstairs with you all evening? DH and i tend to go to bed early for a blether as the ds's are always around.

chamoiscreased Wed 15-Jul-09 19:28:26

as early as humanly possible
7ish for the 3 year old and 8ish for the 6 year old. Earlier if they show the slightest hint of being overtired!

Claire2009 Wed 15-Jul-09 19:30:33

Dd 3.5yo
Ds 2.3yo

Tonight, both in bed and asleep for 6.30pm, mainly 7pm though.

flowerybeanbag Wed 15-Jul-09 19:41:57

DS is 2.2, bedtime is about 7.15. He chats to his soft toys and sings to himself until about 8.30 usually before drifting off. He is usually up between 6.30 and 7.

throckenholt Wed 15-Jul-09 19:47:54

ours are later in the summer (7.30ish) and earlier in the winter (7ish). They are pains at the moment and often not asleep before 8.30-9. Wake anytime between 6 and 7.30 am.

they are 6.5 and 8 (tomorrow).

sobloodystupid Wed 15-Jul-09 19:54:01

ds is 5 months, usually abed by 6.45, dd 3.2 goes at 7.30.

Wheelybug Wed 15-Jul-09 19:54:43

dd1 (4.6) - I like to be asleep by 8 latest but that usually means going up 7- 7.30. She wakes between 7 and 8.

dd2 (4 months) goes 6.45 - 7 ish and usually asleep by 7.30. Wakes whenever she feels like it in the night !

HeadFairy Wed 15-Jul-09 19:55:07

ds is 22 months, he's usually in bed somewhere between 7 and 7.30 and I think it takes about 10-15 mins for him to fall asleep. He usually wakes up at about 6.30 and chatters to himself until I get him up at 7.

applepudding Wed 15-Jul-09 21:29:26

DS, 8, starts bedtime routine about 7.15 has bath, supper, extended story time and lies down about 8.30. Its very hard to wake him at 8.00 a.m.

On a weekend his bedtime is around 9.30 and he gets up about 7.00.

rookiemater Wed 15-Jul-09 21:38:39

DS is 3, during the week he is in bed between 7.30 - 8.00 and at the weekend around 8.00 - 8.30pm. He used to love lie ins but now we can hear his door opening from about 6 onwards, but don't let him get up until 7.00am

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