What time is your 1 year olds bed time?
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Jen - posted on 02/20/2010
When my son was 6 months old, I had him in a routine of going down at 7 pm and he would sleep until 7 am. I have actually read that kids that don't get enough sleep can experience problems in school and in other developmental areas. They tend to need about 12 hours (give or take) of sleep because they are growing at such a fast rate during the first few years of life. Now he is 2 (almost 3) and he still goes down pretty early at 7:30 and at the latest 8 pm (unless we have circumstances that get in the way of that) and still gets up between 7 and 8 a.m. I have observed that most toddlers are actually tired at 7 or 8 p.m. but will say that they're not! Yours is 1, so he may not be doing just that yet. My opinion is just that they need proper rest in order to function and grow. And most of the literature supports that as well. Good luck!
April - posted on 02/20/2010
My son is almost a year and he goes to bed between 7:30 pm and 8pm at the very latest. He usually doesn't wake at all until 6:30 or 7 am except to occassionally stir or change positions. I read somewhere that the earlier you put them to bed, the better they sleep. It seems to be true for my son. I used to put him to bed around 9 or 9:30 pm and he would wake frequently and cry through out the night. Since we started putting him to bed earlier he doesn't wake at all usually.
Gina, I don't think you're lazy. We co-sleep too and my little one (6 months) is on the same sleep schedule my husband and I are: we are in bed about 9:30 and up about 8:30 (and awake 2+ times a night to nurse.) My husband is unemployed right now so I know that will change when he goes back to work. I wish I could put him to bed earlier but won't with out me there.
Bethany - posted on 02/20/2010
Charlotte turned 1 on 8th Feb. She has dinner at 5.30pm then bath and quiet play or we look at a book. Then around 7pm I breast feed her. She often goes to sleep straight after that and is in bed by 7.30. Sometimes she stays awake after her feed, but I put her to bed by 8. The 5.30 dinner is pivotal. Any later and she gets overtired and a bit crotchety. Then she sleeps around 11 hrs, lately. Until a few weeks ago, she woke every night sometime for a topup feed. She seems to have passed that now and is sleeping like she used to before her teath started coming through.
She also has a nap around 2 hrs after she gets up, and a nap around 3 or 4 hrs after she gets up from her first nap. But we are both early to bed people, so I just couldn't stay up late just for her, I need lots of sleep, so it's 8pm at the latest for us.
Bonny - posted on 02/19/2010
Between 8:30 and 9 every night, with a few exceptions:) He usually sleeps until around 7 or 8 in the morning, and takes a nap about every three days oro so. I sitll lay him down around 2-3 for one hour of quiet time. This has been his shedule since he was around 6 months old and he is now 2 1/2.
Gina - posted on 02/19/2010
WOW! i feel lazy now...my first girl went to bed when i did,around 10and slept in bed with my husband and me. and my 2nd girl is only 3mo and somehow stays awake at night until 2 am! that's with me keeping her awake in the afternoons as much as i can!
some days i just need her to take that early evening nap so i can get dinner done!
Jamie - posted on 02/19/2010
We were so very bad in the beginning! Because my son spent 5 1/2 months in the hospital, we never wanted to let him go when he came home. He slept on either mine or my husband's chests in the living room until we went to bed, anywhere between 11 to midnight. This lasted for about 6 1/2 months, but resulted in him being unable to fall asleep without being held even for naps. Was fantastic for mommy baby bonding time but I was afraid I would have a three year old that couldn't go to sleep on his own. So in January I started putting him to bed between 9-10. I wanted him to have time with my husband after work, and at this time he sleeps until about 8:30am. We brush his teeth, read two stories and then lay in our crib with paci and music. Most of the time he goes right to sleep, but sometimes he plays for a bit.
Theresa - posted on 02/19/2010
We just started putting our 17 month old daughter down at about 9. Before that she was going at about 10. My husband usually gets home around 7:30-8:00. He gets some time with our school aged boys before they go to bed at 8:30, and then he gets sometime with his little girl while I'm putting the boys to bed. She loves her Daddy time, sometimes it gets drug out to closer to 9:30. Then after she goes to bed we get some time together. She sleeps until about 9 or so in the morning which gives me time with the boys as they get ready for school. It works well for our house.
Megan - posted on 02/19/2010
I put my 15 month old down between 8-9, and she is usually asleep within 10-15 minutes. She also naps from about 12:30 - 3:30 though. As she is growing and becoming more active during the day, I have had to push her nap back (which worked out nicely because she sleeps longer!) and she is still tired enough by 8 or 8:30 to sleep until 7 or 8am. For us, the best thing was just to establish a routine and stick with it. To make bedtime earlier, we did it gradually. 15 mins earlier for a few days, then 15 more minutes for a few days, etc. But the routine stayed the same... brush teeth, change diaper, read a book, bed :) Hope this helps!!
Brittany - posted on 02/19/2010
My son is 16 months old. & his bedtime has been 8:00 since he was like 5-6 months old. The latest hes went to bed was 9, but i do not let him stay up past that because no matter how late he stays up he still gets up anywheres between 6:30-8:30. and if he goes to bed later than 9, he's extremely cranky in the morning. If i put him to bed earlier than 8, he wakes up mad early in the morning. He has been on the same scedule for a while now. No matter what time he wakes up in the morning he always gets a nap at noon, right after his lunch . and sleeps for about an 1.5 hrs - 2 hours. everyday. And by 8 he is ready for bed.
Sherri - posted on 02/19/2010
Thank you all so much for your posts! Tegan still has 2 naps a day. Morning and afternoon. I dont put him to sleep myself, I just put him in his crib and he goes to sleep...or he might cry a little bit, then go to sleep. I wanna try for 8:30 being his bed time but now that I know im not the only one that has the 9pm bed time, I dont feel like its wrong so Im not in any rush to change it!! Thanks again!! C=
Jane - posted on 02/19/2010
My lil boy Cody, is 10 months old, and since he was 3 months old, he has been going to bed usually between 6.30pm - 7pm. I have been extremely lucky, touch wood, that since that time he has slept through - usually between 11-12 hours a night.
Shaina - posted on 02/18/2010
My son is 11 months old but has been going to bed at 8 since he was about 4 or 5 months old. Thats what time he starts geting tired so we just roll with it. If he misses a nap hes gone to bed as early as 6:30 but no later than 9. Good luck!
Diana - posted on 02/18/2010
Hahaha, the question we all want to ask! We start at 7:45 with my daughter who is 1 1/2, brush her teeth with water, I end up reading about 4 books to her depending on how quick she is to the bookshelf vs how quick I am to get off the floor and scoop her up, put her down, by then it's 8:15 - 8:20 that I am downstairs again, then some nights I'm back up 5 mins later, rock her for 5 mins, back down again and sometimes she's awake in her crib until 9 - 9:30 babbling to herself while other times she sleeps immediately. So you are doing GREAT having your son in bed by 9!!!! Hope this eases you mind :)
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