bed time

Kelly - posted on 12/04/2008 ( 22 moms have responded )

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What is agood bedtie when the child is up early and has school all day?He comes home very tired and often times crabby. He is up by 545am most days due to hubby having to take them to daycare before he goes to work.

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Jamie - posted on 11/02/2009

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I begin getting my kindergartner ready for bed at 6:30 on school nights. She is actually in bed by 7. A lot of ppl are saying that is outrageous but if she goes to bed any later she is so cranky in the morning and will do/say anything to be able to go back to sleep. 7 o'clock bedtime has totally helped me. Good Luck

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Shannon - posted on 04/05/2010

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We put our son down between 7 and 7:30 most nights. He seems to need the sleep in order to have a good day at school the next day. If we let him stay up even an extra hour you can see the difference the next morning as well as after school the next day. We try to maintain the routine on the weekends as well, but allow him to watch movies in bed on Fri. and Sat. nights; even then he's usually sound asleep by 8:30 at the latest.

Marnie - posted on 12/27/2009

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My daughter is in bed by between 730 and 8. She is up between 630 and 7 in the morning. The closer to 730 bedtime the better. We don't get home till 6, so routine is a must so we can get all we need done before bed but she needs that much sleep to rested enough in the morning despite always saying at bedtime "I'm not tired". She's usually asleep within about 20 minutes.

Jennifer - posted on 11/09/2009

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I try to start routine at 6:30 and have the girls down by 7. I'm not always successful but I try.

Sheri - posted on 03/06/2009

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I agree with the 10-12 hours of sleep. Both a child care provider and teacher here. We have 3 kids and they are all in bed by 6:30. Our kindergartener is out like a light and the younger two who share a room will talk until 7. If only one is in there at a time they usually go right out. they are up between 6-6:30am. There is a great book called Healthy Sleep, Healthy Child, that we found helpful....

Sara - posted on 03/05/2009

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My daughter is typically in bed, lights out by 8pm at the latest. She's up around 6:30-7am to get ready for school. Like previously mentioned, the routine is key.

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There's a book called the 7:00 Bedtime (http://www.amazon.com/OClock-Bedtime-Ear...), and it's all about how an early bedtime is really beneficial to young children. It curtails wild behavior, enables your child to have a pleasant and cooperative nature on a daily basis.

My DD goes to bed between 7 and 7:30 every night (even weekends). She wakes early (around 6 or 6:30) every day, so while most people complain of hectic mornings, we enjoy a family breakfast together every day. It's pretty nice.

User - posted on 02/14/2009

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Our son's bedtime is 8 PM. So we start the routine at 7 PM. Reading at 7:30 PM and then lights off, we snuggle for  awhile, I fall asleep with him alot. LOL!

Amanda - posted on 02/05/2009

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we have a routine too, we have two kids, girl-5 abd boy-8. they get up at 7am, eat breakfast at 7:15am, and around 7:30 to7:45am my son gets dressed, brushes teeth and gets himself ready for school, we leave at 8:25am. daughter has afternoon kindergarten so we have lunch at 11am, then she gets ready to go, we leave at 12:05pm.  they both come home at 4pm, we have dinner at 6pm, and they start getting ready for bed about 7:45pm, they have to do it seperately, or it takes forever because they play !  but usually they are in bed by 8pm.



sorry for the life story!!

Nicole - posted on 01/29/2009

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I agree with the other mom's about having a routine!  I have twins, and they always seem to distract each other.  We start bed time around 8pm and they are tucked in and lights are out no later than 8:30pm.  Now, keep in mind, they also get to sleep in until 7am!  So, you may want to start earlier so he can get more ZZZZZ's!  It is amazing how less of a struggle it is when they aren't SO CRABBY!

Jenny - posted on 01/28/2009

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Children are suppose to get 10-11 hours of sleep each day.  When you put him to bed they he probably stays awake for about 20 minutes so factor that in.  I know it is hard to do ith a hectic schedule, but try starting on the weekend.  Ease him into it.  Meaning - start putting him to bed earlier each night in 15 minute increments.  That way he will get use to it and not slammed into a routine.  Best of luck!

Crystal - posted on 01/26/2009

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kids need 10-12 hours of sleep to function thats the american pediatric recommendation. honestly if the kids have to be up that early in the morning they should really be getting to be earlier than most kids. Good luck! I hope you can find a balance I know how cranky boys are.

Lynda - posted on 01/26/2009

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My son is awake by 6.15most mornings, we leave the house about 7.40am and he is often asleep by 7pm or 7.15pm but he has always needed his sleep and still take a nap if he needs to catch up over the weekend. It seemed incredibly early to me but when we started heading for bed at 6.30pm and getting him in bed by 7pm he was happier.

Kristin - posted on 01/15/2009

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I put my daughter to bed by 8pm and she wakes up at 7am to get ready for school.  She seems to still be tired when she wakes up.  I learned while I was in nursing school that young school aged children should get anywhere from 8 to 12 hours of sleep a night.  WOW!!  So I attempt that with my daughter and she is not having any problems in school.  In fact, she has been picked for the Big Club Kids Club (students excelling in school) with the past 2 report cards sent out.

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I have a three year old she goes to bed at 8 then somewhere between there and 9 my 6 year old son goes to sleep. We are usually up somewhere between 6 and 6:30. I also have found out if I wake them up earlier leaving them extra time to adjust to being awake the morning goes a lot smoother.

Jennifer - posted on 01/04/2009

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This sounds exactly like our situation. My ds has o be up at 5:30 AM. So bed time on school nights is 7:30 PM. We aren't as strict about the bedtime on Fri and Sat. nights though.

Shannon - posted on 01/04/2009

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Hey, in our house b/c they have to be up by 7, we have bedtime at 8pm sharp. We do story time around 7:50. This seems to work well b/c she has her own alarm and gets herself up at 7 every morning with usually little complaints. We all have our dont' want to get up mornings lol.. I hope this helps.

Casi - posted on 01/01/2009

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Most kids need between 10 and 12 hrs of sleep. I put my 5 & 7 yr old to bed at 7:30p and they are usually snoring away by 8 however they dont have to get up til 7am.

Dawn - posted on 12/27/2008

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On most nights we start my daughters bed time routine at 7:30. Jammies, potty, meds, teethbrushing, book. Then it is lights out with music that she falls asleep to. Note: we used to start her to bed at 8:00 but we find that she is much less cranky in the am and when she gets home from school. A routine like this may really help your child fall asleep better and get more quality sleep.

Michelle - posted on 12/17/2008

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My son has to be up by 6:45 to start getting ready for school, so I put him to bed around 9pm. That was working until recently, now he comes home, naps for about an hour and a half, and bed by 8:30.

Julie - posted on 12/08/2008

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We begin bed time at 8pm. That means put on pjs and read a story and say prayers. Usually tucked in by 8:20.
Makes the next day sooo much better for her.
Another hint is that I set my phone to beep at 8pm every night. Even on the weekends.

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