What time is your 1 year olds bed time?

Sherri - posted on 02/18/2010 ( 140 moms have responded )

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my son is just over 1 year old and his bed time is 9. It was 11 and I got it down to 9...that took me 4 months. just wondering how early other babies bed times are. Thanks.

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Kristin - posted on 02/25/2010

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It all depends on how much total sleep he's getting throughout the day. Check with your pediatrician/family doctor about how much sleep the age group gets on average. If he's close, with night and naps totaled, and he's not irritable and acting out or lethargic or whatever your son does to show he's tired, then he's fine with that bed time. As he drops and shortens naps or gets more physically active, his bedtime will get earlier. Just keep the routine the same, and he won't care what time you put him to bed. If it means anything, my first son went to bed when I did (9 to 11pm) and my second was a 7:30 to 8pm kid from the start. Good luck.

Amanda - posted on 02/22/2010

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My baby goes to sleep at 6:30pm the latest it's 7:30 and wakes up at 5:30am but she started to go to sleep all night since she was 3 months old on her own, so I try not to change her sleeping pattern so this way she continues the same because kids can fall out of routines very easily. What you can do is start to put your baby to sleep 10 minutes earlier (8:50pm) for about a week or 2 until your baby gets used to falling asleep at that time and once your baby gets use to that time do it again (8:40pm) and again until you reach your goal trust me it works I use to to it to my 7 year old and still now she goes to sleep between 7 and 7:30 every night weekdays and weekends. Try to do a routine for your baby something that would tell them that it's time for bed. I for example my baby knows that it's bed time when I take her a bath get her all nice and warm and hold her in my arms for a bout a minute or so and start telling her that it's night night time I put her down in her crib cover her and start telling her "good night sleep tight dont let the bed bugs bite... I Love You and quickly walk out of the room and close the door. What I also do is that I keep the room light off and the light in the hallway on while im doing this this way she knows that it's dark in the room and it's time to sleep. I still do the same to my 7 year old and before you know it they are fast asleep. Good Luck

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Simz - posted on 12/07/2012

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oh but my son wakes up at night crying one or twice.. and eats a bottle of milk and cereal at like 330 am ... and then at 630 am ... idk how to break that habit.

Simz - posted on 12/07/2012

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my son is 13 month old and he goes to bed between 930 and 10 pm... wakes up between 8-10 am , takes a nap between 12-1 sleeps till 2 or so... and sometimes he takes a nap at 5 or 6

Lynn - posted on 02/26/2010

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My 10 month old goes to bed about 8. My 3 year old goes to bed between 8:30-9pm. The youngest is up about 7am and the oldest between 7:30-8am. Hope that helps.

Mary - posted on 02/25/2010

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My 1yr old goes to bed with her 2yr old twin brothers at 7pm.... Great quiet descends on the house..... However, they all have an early start....7am or before it.

Amanda - posted on 02/25/2010

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my son goes to bed weneva i go to bed which is normally 11 then he wkes at 8 n does not have an afternoon nap

Sam - posted on 02/25/2010

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hi my youngest turned 1 yesterday and e goes up to bed at 7pm and is asleep by 8pm. xxx sum times e dnt go down sraight away and plays up but e is always asleep latesthalf 8 xxx

Erin - posted on 02/25/2010

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I put my 3-1/2 yr old and 16 month old in @7:30 and they both sleep until 7-8am.

Abbey - posted on 02/25/2010

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My eldest son didn't go to bed until around 8-9 at this age but we have a much better routine now that we have son number 2! J (20 months) will go to bed anywhere between 6 and 7pm although he's usually in bed by 6.30pm which then gives me/us (depending who's home!) about half an hour to read with T (4 1/2 yrs) and then he plays on his own quietly for another half an hour before going to bed around 7.30-8pm. Now that T is at school I think it's very important that they are both in bed at a reasonable time, and I always put J down first as he's the youngest and they both settle much better alone and they have to share a room unfortunately. Both of them then sleep through until 7.30-8am and depending on what we did the day before and how tired he is or what we're doing that particular day, J will then have a 1 1/2-3 hour sleep anywhere from 10am but I always have him up by 2.45 pm so he'll go to bed without any problems in the evening.

Amber - posted on 02/25/2010

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my little one is 18month now and since she was about 9-10months has been going to bed at 7pm. She will have a nap for about 1hr through the day . it sounds good but sometimes im up at 5.30am with her.

Kerry - posted on 02/24/2010

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7.00pm My baby follows a 7am to 7pm routine, worth so you can have time to self in evenings!

Stacy - posted on 02/24/2010

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My daughter is 17 months old and goes to bed between 8:30 and 10:30pm. She has a nap during the day between 1pm-4pm, usually 1hr to 2 hrs long. I get lucky like tonight when she fell asleep after i nursed her at 9pm. She cosleeps with me and her daddy and sometimes she dont want to go to bed if we both aren't going to bed too.

Genevieve - posted on 02/24/2010

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My daughter goes down right around 7:00pm. However she only takes on nap per day usually between 12-2

Tami - posted on 02/24/2010

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Both of my children from a very early age went to bed at 7 pm. Tired or not. They have gotten into a routine now, they are 4 and 2. Most mornings they are up between 6 and 6:30. It has worked well to have them on a schedule that gave us some quiet time in the evenings. Your child will mold to whatever you allow of them.

Lisa - posted on 02/24/2010

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My daughter is almost 3 and I've been putting her to bed at 8 for as long as I can remember

Nada - posted on 02/24/2010

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my daughter is 21 months and i put her 2 bed a 6pm every night and she sleeps till about 7 in the morning

Arliss - posted on 02/23/2010

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eight o'clock! if he doesn't go to sleep right away then lay there with him until he finally does.

just knowing you are there that will comforted him.

Amanda - posted on 02/23/2010

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My daughter just turned 19 months. When she was 12 months her bed time was 10-11 then 9. Then she went through a spurt where I couldn't get her to bed till 11-12. So I cut out her nap & now she goes to bed between 8:30 -9. They need less sleep as they get older. Sometimes it feels like a work in progress. lol

April - posted on 02/23/2010

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My son is 15 months. He set his own bedtime. He used to go to sleep at about 7 then it got later and later. He would go to bed around 9 or 9:30. Now, it's changed again and he's in bed anywhere between 7:30 and 8:30. Depends on how long his nap is during the day.

Denelle - posted on 02/23/2010

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It might sound too good but my daughter is 14 mths old and goes to bed at 6pm! Then my other daughter who is 2 1/2 yr old is in bed around 7pm and son who is 5 1/2 yr old is also in bed at 7pm. No later as he is at school! Plus I need my mummy and daddy time. It's the way to go :)

Felicia - posted on 02/23/2010

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It's been a while since mine were that little. My youngest is 11. But I think it was like 8.

Kelly - posted on 02/23/2010

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HI, My two boys are 5 and 3 now. But their bed time has always been around 6.30. Our night routine is dinner around 5.30- 6., bath, teeth, then we all sit together on the lounge and read a story, then its off to bed. My younger one has a night light and I put music on in his room. He usually takes a book to bed to look at and falls asleep with in about 15 mins. We have done this routine ever since he was about 8 months old and it works for us. When I moved him into a big bed I put a gate on his room till he learnt that bed time means stay in bed then I removed the gate and now he goes straight to bed when told its bed time. I talk them through the routine every night at dinner so they know what going to happen. It also means that when we have to change it they don't get upset either. Not sure it that will help but heres hoping. The Cd player in the room was the best thing I ever did.

Emma - posted on 02/23/2010

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My little girl goes to bed for 7.30 and has one nap a day from 10ish to 12pm and may have one again round 4 depending. At 6.45 its winding down time and then its time for the "3 B's" Bath, Bottle and Bed. She goes to bed fully awake and settles herself for 7.30 and wakes up and about same time next morning.

Bethany - posted on 02/23/2010

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My son is 14 months old, and he goes to bed between 9 and 10 pm. He used to stay up until aound midnight, which was a pain, but we finally got him down to two naps (morning and afternoon) and then to bed. Sometimes now, we skip his afternoon nap if he doesn't go down early enough so that he doesn't stay up all night.

Edventually, though, we'd like him to go to bed at 8:30pm.

Tiffany - posted on 02/23/2010

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Well my 1yearold goes to bad bout 8 830pm but my 3 year old i have problems with we was going to bed at 9 but now its 8 9 10 11 . And he wont even sleep in his owe room he sleeps on the couch and then sleeps with mommy and daddy i need help lol

Allie - posted on 02/23/2010

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My son is on a very good schedule. He wakes up every day around 7:15-7:30 (so we can have breakfast with dad before he leaves for work) lunch around 11:45-12, nap at 1 dinner at 6 bath 6:30, bed time (after teeth, books, and cuddles) 7:15. It has done WONDERS for us. Because I'm not 100% worn out by 7:15, I'm able to spend time with my husband (watch movies), work on school, and clean the kitchen/ whatever else needs cleaning.

Michelle - posted on 02/23/2010

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ANY WHERE BETWEEN 7:30 AND 8:00 FOR MY 2 1/2 YR OLD BEEN LIKE THIS FOR ABOUT YR NOW SHE MAY GO TO BED AT 7 IF SHE DON'T TAKE HER NAP BUT RARELY EVER PAST 8 UNLESS ITS AND EMERGENCY

Barbara - posted on 02/23/2010

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Ethan goes to bed between 8-8:30 since we brought him home from the hospital, he kinda set his own routine, and we just stuck to it.

Lisa - posted on 02/22/2010

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Great topic! My 1 year old goes to bed between 7 - 7:30 pm. I'm a bit of a stickler with bedtimes and naptimes. I'm a SAHM, and like I tell my husband, "I'm punching out for the day!"

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9 sometimes 10. It really just depends on what time he got up from his nap and if he's acting tired at all. Most times he goes to bed at 9 though.

Mari - posted on 02/22/2010

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my son is almost 2.5 and his bed time is in between 7:30 and 8:30 and then he is up again at 7 in the morning

Rebecca - posted on 02/22/2010

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My son is 2.5yrs and since age 1yr his bed time was 7:30...I hate the time change because ti's so screwy for a few weeks. My daughter since about 3 months has had the same bedtime and both kids wake up between 8 and 9am.

Candice - posted on 02/22/2010

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my son is 13 months and he goes to bed around 7. Most of the time he doesn't last much past that without be really grumpy. He wakes up anywhere between 7:30 and 8:30am. He also naps for about 3-4 hours throughout the day.

Fallon - posted on 02/22/2010

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my daughter since turning one has gone to bed between 7 and 8 depending on how tired she is and she wakes up between 8 and 9 same with my son although his just 7 months and wakes up a little earlier =) if you want a tip to get them in a time routine .. be stubborn put em to bed at a certain time close the door and dont go back in until they are alseep or if they really need to be calmed down or given the dummy ;) persistance and ignorance pays off =)

Marilyn - posted on 02/22/2010

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My 2 yr old is all over the map- he loves staying up and cuddling with me on the couch and i know he's my last so i indulge- he's # 6 and they grow up so fast...I just want ot have every moment i can. As long as he is getting his sleep its ok- some babies sleep in, some have long naps....12-14 hrs is usually min at that age, between naps and night sleep.

Cleo - posted on 02/22/2010

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before my husband and i got married my two year old would go to bed at 10 the latest but now that all of us live together now she refuses to go to bed until her daddy gets home which isn't usually until 10:30 to 11. I can have her in her bed snuggled up with her stuffed animals and she will not budge until she sees him.

Danielle - posted on 02/22/2010

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Bath time starts at 6 johnsons bedtime bubble bath and wash dried loyion pjs and he should be in bed by 630 7 at the latest he might play u up to start with but be strong and ur biggest prob will be deciding what to do with ur evening. i have two and they r both in bed and asleep by 7 its lovely to get time to yourself

Megan - posted on 02/22/2010

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i have a 3 year old and a 19 month old my 3 yr old hasnt napped since she was 12 months old so thier bed time is 630pm since the 19 month old gets really tired by then!

Jennie - posted on 02/22/2010

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My daughter is 13 months and she goes to bed by 9. We had to set a sleep schedule for her back in January, which was very difficult the first week, but then she settled into things okay. She goes to bed by 9, usually sleeps til 7 or 8. Occasionally due to teething, illness, or special circumstances her bedtime does fluctuate between 8 and 10.

Cassie - posted on 02/22/2010

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my sons bedtime is between 9 and 11... it mainly depends on when he wakes up at night and after his nap but also depends what is going on around him so we are kinda leanient with him on his bedtime

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My son is 16months old and when he was 14months my partner and I moved out of my in-laws house into our own and since then he has been going to bed at the latest of 7.30pm but he is usually in bed by about 6.30pm. It wasn't something that we had planned on he just started to cut out his late afternoon nap and wanted to go to bed earlier. It has worked well for me now that I also have a two week old to settle too =D x

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