What time is your 1 year olds bed time?
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Kristin - posted on 02/25/2010
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
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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Abbey - posted on 02/25/2010
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.
Stacy - posted on 02/24/2010
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.
Tami - posted on 02/24/2010
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.
Amanda - posted on 02/23/2010
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
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
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 :)
Kelly - posted on 02/23/2010
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
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
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
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
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.
Rebecca - posted on 02/22/2010
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.
Fallon - posted on 02/22/2010
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
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
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
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
Jennie - posted on 02/22/2010
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.
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