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what time is your 5 yrs old's bedtime in school week and weekends?

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Biglips Thu 01-Oct-09 11:16:08

as my dd1 had turned 5 today and her bedtime is 6.30 till 6.30 - 7 in school week and 7pm at weekends and always had been.

She loves her sleep and get tired out easily as she is full of energy and get excited easily too!.

im not gonna change it from today but gradually. Do i leave it till i noticed she is lying in her bed awake later??

ramonaquimby Thu 01-Oct-09 11:17:32


brokenspacebar Thu 01-Oct-09 11:19:29

Usually try to have ds in bed for 7 p.m, reading to him for maybe 20 mins. Weekends can be later, more flexible.

RenderedSpeechless Thu 01-Oct-09 11:24:12

Normally between 7.30-8 on school days and 9pm at weekends. However as x-factor is her 'most favourite programme ever' (her words, not mine) she's allowed ro watch it and sleep immediately after.

x-factor is instead of bedtime story at the moment.

WhereTheWildThingsWere Thu 01-Oct-09 11:26:55

7.30 regardless, unless something special is happening, then more flexible obv.

doggiesayswoof Thu 01-Oct-09 11:28:36

In bed just before 7, then stories finished by about 7.15

DD sometimes stays up a little later at weekends but she's usually too tired - especially since DS wakes everybody up at about 6.15 most mornings...

not planning to change things any time soon, she needs her 11 hours atm.

busybutterfly Thu 01-Oct-09 13:08:42

7pm. On the dot! Need my time...

Lizzylou Thu 01-Oct-09 13:09:51

7pm, normally in bed by 6.45pm then we read.
Same at weekends, sometimes a bit later.

BonsoirAnna Thu 01-Oct-09 13:09:55

Around 10 pm is a good time. Sometimes a bit later.

I wake her at 8 am in theory, but she often gets up earlier of her own accord.

Seona1973 Thu 01-Oct-09 13:15:22

dd has lights out at 7.40pm most nights but she stays up till 8pm (or just after) when dh plays football after work on a Friday - they have their 'Friday chat'. My lo's refuse to lie in at the weekend so we dont deviate much from their usual bedtimes.

francagoestohollywood Thu 01-Oct-09 13:17:42

My 5 and 7 yr old dc get ready for bed at around 8.30 nowadays. Usually asleep by 9. I wake them up at around 7.40.
They go to bed at around 9/9.30 over the weekend.

alittlebitshy Thu 01-Oct-09 13:20:01

dd is 6 but that's close enough.... hmm.

on a weeknight she and ds (14 mo) have a bath at 7. dd has a story read to her, then is allowed to read til 8. on a weekend it is til 8.30- though xfactor on a saturday replaces that atm... (this seems a common theme grin)

I used to have her lights out at 7, then it moved to 7.30 but she was waking up way too early. She is still a reasonably early riser (with occasional sleepathons to catch up) but this seems to work.

BiancaJackson Thu 01-Oct-09 13:21:19

7-7.30pm on school nights STRICTLY. Usually closer to 7pm.

On weekends it slides towards 8pm and is later if there is a special occasion/family event.

clop Thu 01-Oct-09 13:29:55

About 8:20pm, every night. Takes him 10-20 minutes to fall asleep after that.
All summer it was about 9:20pm, I just could not get him to settle down any earlier.

He jumps out of bed and immediately dresses himself 6:30am-7am.

LeonieSoSleepy Thu 01-Oct-09 13:32:35

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lal123 Thu 01-Oct-09 13:36:01

Bath at just after 7, then supper and a bit of telly and in bed by 7.45 or so - weekdays and weekends. She's up by about 6.45, so any later and shes a nightmare! One of her weefriends doesn't seem to go to bed --- will often appear at our door at 9.30 asking if DD coming out to play!

Biglips Thu 01-Oct-09 17:27:26

lal - shock!!! they must be vampires!! grin. By 7.30pm dd1 is def asleep zzzzzz!

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