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What time to bed for 7 year old?

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TrickorTreatTrunkThighs Thu 15-Oct-09 20:58:34

Just wondering really and hoping to show DD1 that she stays up later than most other 7 year olds.

When is bedtime in term time? At the weekend? And in the holidays?

Also, is there any time built in for reading/colouring in bed before lights out?

emkana Thu 15-Oct-09 21:01:33

Don't know if you'll want to hear this - but my 6 year old has lights out at 9. Sleeps until about 7.30/7.45. works for us.

pagwatch Thu 15-Oct-09 21:02:41

DD is in her bed around 7 most nights. She can listen to story tapes or I read and then she can have music or play in bed for a little wind down time - usually asleep before 8.00.

She goes a bit later at the weekend but it depends how knackered she is and what we are doing.
She is already doing long days at school which starts at 8.20 and with gym etc she often doesn't finish til 6.00 and she is always active so she needs her sleep.

Clayhead Thu 15-Oct-09 21:04:15

My 7 year old goes up to bed at around 7:15 most term nights, I usually hear her read and she's usually asleep by 8.

Bit later at weekends.

Sandy22 Thu 15-Oct-09 21:06:39

My 7 year old is in bed for 7pm, I read him a book and lights out by 7.15pm. Usually goes up at 8pm on Friday & Satury only.

jobhuntersrus Thu 15-Oct-09 21:07:06

Ds2 is just 7. Week days it's 7.45ish. Lights striaght out but he is allowed to listen to story cd in bed until he falls asleep.

Weekends and holidays it depends on what we are up to. Could be 8pm, or could be 10pm. He is allowed to watch dvd in bed on the weekend and holidays as long as it's not too late. We go to bed about 10:30 and it is always dvd off and darkness by that time.

Sagacious Thu 15-Oct-09 21:07:09

ds is 7
Bedtime is generally 8.15 to 8.30pm but thats straight to sleep lights out (and he's asleep within about 3 mins)

Weekends can be as late as 9pm but he says if he's tired and wants to go to bed.

Hulababy Thu 15-Oct-09 21:14:16

DD is 7y6m. She goes to bed, on a school night, between 7:30-8:30pm, although Tuesdays are sometimes a little bit after. Every day bar Tues she wll read - she had been doing it in the dark but we have put a lamp near her a bed now. She turns it off and snuggles down shen she has had enough and is tired. She gets up at just after 7am for school.

At weekends/holidays she goes to bed later quite often - but gets up later too grin We are very flexible at weekends depending on what we are up to and where we are.

We have noticed DD needs a fair bit less slepp int he last few months, and is far more reliable at knowing herself when she is tired and is ready for lights out.

ChasingSquirrels Thu 15-Oct-09 21:20:18

just 7 (Sep).
Goes to bed around 8.30pm (ish). We then read. I try to leave by 8.45pm/9pm.
He is allowed to read until 9pm, but is frequently still awake at 9.30pm or later.
Doesn't vary in holidays, it is late enough as it is.

piratecatagain Thu 15-Oct-09 21:23:17

bed at 7.45. read her a story. leave bedroom about 8.15 ish.

she is still awake now and it's always been like this.

Lilyloooohhhh Thu 15-Oct-09 21:24:38

If he doesn't want a stroy 8.30 on school night , 9.30 on weekend
if story/wants to read 15 mins earlier

SingleMum01 Thu 15-Oct-09 21:38:00

Go up 7.15 week nights, 2 stories, can read himself until 8pm, then settle down, Asleep by 8.15. What time does yours go to bed TTT

busybutterfly Thu 15-Oct-09 22:19:00


7yr old, 5yr old and 17 month old all to bed at 7pm.

Works for me and they sleep through til 7 or 8am grin

Monsterspam Thu 15-Oct-09 22:19:59

DD is 7. Goes to bed at 8pm and we read until 8:30 when it's lights off.
Weekends - around 9pm, but quite flexible (if we're watching a film or at the cinema or anything else).

mrsdisorganised Thu 15-Oct-09 22:22:28

DD's 9,7,5 and 2 all in bed by 7.30pm, I read to them, then lights out at 8pm. They share a room, once we have our extension built I'm sure times will differ a bit!

megapixels Thu 15-Oct-09 22:22:52

Mine is in bed at 8.15 pm. Sometimes she takes ages to fall asleep though. Weekends it depends on what we've been doing that day.

auntilin Thu 15-Oct-09 22:27:52

7pm in bed , can read for 15 mins, or i can read a story, lights out latest 7.30.

Awake 7/ 7.30 am. some leeway at weekends, only an hour or so, as far too grumpy the next day..

mussyhillmum Thu 15-Oct-09 22:56:22

DS is in bed at 8pm most nights. I read with him for 15 minutes and then he reads on his own for another 15 minutes before lights out.

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