Melanie - posted on 01/02/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )
I need some suggestions about a good sleep routine for my daughter. School for her starts early, so her school bus comes at 7:45. In order to have time to get ready in the morning, she wakes up at 6:45.
She has her own alarm clock, and gets as much ready the night before as she can. All she needs to do is get dressed, (clothes have been picked out the night before), eat breakfast, put her lunch in er backpack (made the night before), brush her teeth and do her hair.
Even an hour and there are days she is close to missing her bus, and she says it's bc she's tired.
I know at age 8 she needs around 10 hours of sleep. Which means she should be in bed around 8:30. The problem is, it takes her forever to fall asleep. Sometimes well over an hour. Even if I let her stay up til 9:30, in hopes that she will fall asleep quickly, but to no avail. We tried that for a few months and it just meant she didn't fall asleep til closer to 10:30 instead.
I'm just not sure what to do, she is so tired in the morning and dragging her feet but yet she won't fall asleep early enough to get a good nights sleep.
Any tips to help us out?