When is your childs bedtime?
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Donna - posted on 02/18/2010
MIne are in at 7-7.30 Start bed time routine from 6 bath pj story etc... they have done this from an early age and they sleep 12 hours. as they are getting older we are able to go out some nights late with them and they are fine. Sleep is so important especially when they start school and you would not believe the kids that walk into the class room(Prep) yawning at 9am!! Each family is different as some parents work but kids thrive on routine :-)
Donna - posted on 02/18/2010
My almost 2 year old goes to bed at 7pm after bath, teeth and stories and sleeps until 7.30am, my 4 year old goes at 7.30pm and my 6 year old at 8pm, that way they all have their own time b4 bed with mummy or daddy and have stories. weekends and school hols we are more relaxed and the older two are allowed to watch a dvd in bed for about an hour b4 lights go off, all works well with us!
Claire - posted on 02/17/2010
my son is 4months old and goes to bed at 7.00pm every night we have no trouble with him as we incorporated a rotine the day we came out of hospital. i feel routine makes a happier baby as they know what they are doing and when. x
Lesley - posted on 02/17/2010
It does seem that most moms agree that making a routine is the best way to go every night. It makes it easier when (if) you have more children later on. Especially when your child is starting school. Not only is it a basic expectation, but it gives stability and responsibilty to them. When they are able to understand whats expected its not such a fight 90% of the time. (At least with my experience) You can do play time, bath time, reading then bed. You will also have time to yourself or spouse. Reading, relaxing, t.v. etc.
Jolene - posted on 02/17/2010
We have three different bedtimes in our house, which are according to the childrens ages. Our three youngest, boys ages 4,6,& 8....get ready for bed at 7....they have their routine of bath, bedtime snack, brushing teeth, story, and by the time this is done it is just about 8 oclock, and then its lights out, g'night. My youngest daughter, who will be 12 next month goes to bed at 9 and my oldest daughter who is 16 goes to bed at 10. My oldest daughter wakes up at 6, and the other children all wake up between 7 and 7:30. :D
CoryAnn - posted on 02/16/2010
I have two little boys. One is 5 and in K school, and He goes to sleep between 9-10 on school nights. My 2 years old goes to sleep when he is tired. In the summer and weekends they can stay up as ling as they like. We still run a tight shop but as long as they are acting good they can stay up. We are a pretty boring family and stay at home alot so bedtime is not a big issue.
Dana - posted on 02/16/2010
my two year old and six year old are in bed every day at 9, sometimes depending on the week they have had the issues at school (6yr old) friday and sat they will get an extra 30 mins... elementary school out here starts at 10 and the bus picks him up at 930. so allowing them a later bed time helps, with the busy day to day activities.
Lucy - posted on 02/16/2010
My kids (2 and 3), love their sleep! They are in bed at 6.30 after a nice wind down routine which I established almost from day one. They both wake up at about 7.30 the next morning. I think they are naturally good sleepers, but I also strongly believe in routine for happy, relaxed kids.
Cory-lee - posted on 02/16/2010
7 pm is when I send my 3 children to bed...the rule is when you are put to bed you stay in bed. It sometimes takes my oldest(7)a little longer to wind down and fall asleep but by keeping the routine they take comfort in it. It also alows some time for Us before we hit the hay!
Kelly - posted on 02/16/2010
My 18 mth old goes to bed at 6:30 and wakes at 6:30. My 5 yr old goes to bed at 7:30 and wakes about 6:30. Just watch your kids signals...yawning, rubbing eyes. A bedtime routine if done EVERY night is usually in place about a week.
Karen - posted on 02/15/2010
My 16 month old has been going to sleep between 7pm and 8 pm. He wakes up between 7am and 8 am. He hears the shower, and he wakes up to see his daddy before he leaves. I think he would sleep in longer, because he seems exhausted within 2 hours of waking; he takes a morning nap for 1-2 hrs. His afternoon nap is 1-2 hrs. We keep very busy and play very hard. He is ready for his nap and night time routine. :-)
Sarah - posted on 02/15/2010
My 1 year old is in bed at 7pm everynight, regardless of where we are, and sleeps through till 7am, routine starts at 5pm.
i have a great book, save our sleep, it is my bible, i used to be tired, and so was my son, this book has worked wonders on not just my son, but also me and my husband!!! we have quality time together after 7pm and more free time for ourselves, kiddies need plenty of sleep for brain development and general health. i reccommend the book, tizzie hall is the author - goodluck.
Nancy - posted on 02/15/2010
My boys are 8 yrs old and 9 yrs old. Our routine starts about 8:00 p.m. and it take 30 minutes to get the to get in bed and quit talking. They have to get up ealy for school so we try to make sure they get sleep. On Fridays we let the stay up a little later because hey ask very politely but when 9:00 p.m. gets here they are both asleep while a movie is playing.
Allyson - posted on 02/15/2010
Hi Emily,as you are not in my circle of mums I cannot see your profile so I don't know how my comments will benefit u but here goes...My son was sleeping through from 7.30pm till 7.30am ish every night since 7wks old as I am a strong believer of a mother needs an hour or two too herself after the kids have gone to bed to do what ever they need,may it be tidying or relaxing with her feet up with a glass of wine... I hope this helps * good luck xx
Michelle - posted on 02/15/2010
my 4 year old and 2 year old daughters bedtime routine starts at 6 with them getting a bath then a story, they are in bed for 7pm. they bothe sleep between 12 and 14 hours. my 9 year old is the one i struggle to get to bed!
Danielle - posted on 02/15/2010
my daughters bedtime is 7pm and she wakes up anywhere from 7:30-9am, but usually wakes up at 8:30..
She has dinner at 6pm, bath at about 6;15-6:30..then pj's, hair brushing and milk and then a story and bed :)..Sometimes she mite go to bed at 6:30 and if we go out or to my parents place for dinner then she goes to bed at 8pm.
She has had this routine since she was like 3 months old ( she is now 20months)
She also has roughly 2x2hr sleeps during the day..she LOVES HER SLEEP,lol..
Kelly - posted on 02/15/2010
My kids are 4 years and 18 months they both go to bed at 7pm. I started this routine at 8 months. start about half 6 and in bed for 7! Bath dry pjs story cuddle kiss sleep. I let them fall to sleep on there own and they sleep though until morning around 8am. They get sleep and so can me and their Dad. Afterall everyone needs time to themselves!!
Caroline - posted on 02/14/2010
I've been sending my kids to bed at 8'o clock at night. It just makes life easier if they are in a routine asap because then you as a new mom have time to relax and to spend quality time with your hubby.
Not always easy but do-able if you get the discipline sorted. Holidaytime is another story-not later than 21h30 at their current age. They keep on asking when will they be allowed to go to bed later.....but that can wait till high school.
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