what time do you put your little one to bed?

Cassie - posted on 03/31/2011 ( 80 moms have responded )

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my daughter is 19 months old and we have had the same Routine since she was 9 months old. I bath her at 6 pm and put her to bed at 7:15 pm and she sleeps threw the night and wakes up around 8:45 am or 9:15 am...Do you have a set Schedule or do you put your child/children down whenever ?

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Stifler's - posted on 03/31/2011

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Usually at 7. My baby is 14 months old. He used to go to bed earlier but recently we've come up with a routine that has him in bed at 7, if we put him down earlier he wakes up at 10PM thinking it's morning.

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Sarah - posted on 04/12/2011

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Bed time routine starts at 7 with bath, jammies, brush teeth, stories and some snuggle/silly time usually ending around 8- 8:15. They are up at 5:30am every day no matter what time we put them to bed. We put them on a routine as soon as we were able- pretty much starting the day they were born (within reason), babies need structure with some flexibility. We kid that they are solar powered becuase they are up with the first rays of dawn every day.

Sara - posted on 04/10/2011

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My 19 month old naps at 3pm and wakes up at 5pm. Feed her dinner and bathe her at around 830pm and put her to bed at 9pm. She wakes at 9 or 10am the next day.

Casey - posted on 04/10/2011

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We put our dd down at sundown i figure since she doesmt know time she can see the sunset and relate that to bedtime she is now 16 months and it has worked for us great she usually wakes up at sun up too

Whitney - posted on 04/10/2011

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Jacksonis now 3, almost 3.5 years old. Ever since age 1.5 he only sleeps 4-5 hours in a 24 hour period. so his bed time is midnight and 4 or 5 am we (me, my husband, and jackson) all get up and start our day. It's called autism. and a whole lotta energy....lol

Quiana - posted on 04/07/2011

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I work 9am-6pm or 11-8pm most weekdays so my 11 month old goes to bed kind of late. I try to get her to sleep at around 8:30pm, but she's been very cranky lately, and not going to sleep until 11pm or so. It's hard on me. She usually wakes up sometime between 1 and 3am for a small bottle, and then sleeps until I take her to her grandmother's before work, around 8am. She used to take two naps during the day (10am-ish and 2pm-ish), but she's moving towards a 1pm nap.

Christine - posted on 04/07/2011

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my son is 13 months old and he goes to bed between 7 and 7.30pm and wakes around 7.30am, he also has a nap during the day, usually around midday, i only put him to bed at 7 cause he is tired then but i wouldnt keep him up past 8pm at the very latest, and thats pushing it, i think the routine is good for them.

Franchesca - posted on 04/07/2011

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I wish my daughter slept that much, She is in bed no later than 9p.m. but is up by 6 a.m. and only takes a nap from 11-noon, now we have a newborn, hopping to have him on the same schedule only sleeping longer hopfully

Paula - posted on 04/07/2011

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with all my four kids ive always gave them milk and biscuits at 6 ,then bed at 7 , always worked for me ,

MacKenzie - posted on 04/07/2011

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I get supper done and baths done by 7. Then I put kids to bed and they are 2 and 5. Only because it takes them a few hours to finally get to sleep. I also thinks it keeps them rested so they aren't so grouchy the next day. And helps my 5 year old cooperate better in school. :) I think your schedule is fine!

Christianne - posted on 04/07/2011

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My little man is 19 months old and has always had a 9 to 9 routine which he placed himself in when he was little and we just went along with what he wanted to do it worked for everyone. He has dinner around 6:30 - 7 and then he has daddy play time, followed by a bath between 8 and 8:30 (depending how long dinner takes) and then a baby massage, dressed, BF and then bed sometime between 8:30 and 9 depending on if he is tired and had a big day. He also has a nap around 1-3 (maybe 4 if I'm lucky) :)

Vicki - posted on 04/07/2011

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my two year old generally goes to bed at 7pm but if she's had a late nap (very unusual now) then she goes to bed about 8pm and wakes up between 8-9.30am xx

Ryan - posted on 04/07/2011

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My son is 21 months old. I put him to bed between 7 and 7:30pm. So daddy and I can have time to hang out with each other before having to go to bed ourselves. We get up at 6:30 a.m. You seem to have a great routine down. I would keep it the way you do it. Because one day she will start school and you won't have to change her sleeping patterns. :)

Ryan - posted on 04/07/2011

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My son is 21 months old. I put him to bed between 7 and 7:30pm. So daddy and I can have time to hang out with each other before having to go to bed ourselves. We get up at 6:30 a.m. You seem to have a great routine down. I would keep it the way you do it. Because one day she will start school and you won't have to change her sleeping patterns. :)

Rebecca - posted on 04/06/2011

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I have a 16 month old who goes to bed at 9pm and wakes up between 9 and 10 am. she then naps from 12-2 and again from 5-7pm

Allie - posted on 04/06/2011

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My 30 month old daughter goes down around 8:30pm, that is after her bath and reading time. She wakes up around 8am to go to daycare.

Sheila - posted on 04/06/2011

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We get up early, around 530 and my daughter gets dropped off at daycare around 6 we don't get home until 4 she is two and spends all day running around at daycare and is tired at night, she goes to bed around 630 plays in her room till around 7 and puts herself back to bed

Heather - posted on 04/06/2011

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i have a 1 year old and 3 year old..i do bath time around 7pm and they do calm down time from 730 until 830 bedtime is 830..they usually sleep until like 7-730

Amanda - posted on 04/06/2011

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my son zach who is 2years old has had the same schedule as well i make dinner about 5to6 in the evenning he eats watches nick jr or sprout channel until im done cleaning up at 8 he takes a bath and by latest 9 then goes to bed sleep through the night til 8am to 9am depends on him then gets up. i think if you have had a set schedule that has always worked and she sleeps all night and gets up at a good hour for you you should continue..

Jessica - posted on 04/06/2011

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My son Jesse James is now 16months old, and since he was though with Colic at 7 months, we started putting him down at 6pm EVERY night, and he would awake around 7-8am. But ever since the damn spring ahead, we thought we'd give him a break, and now he goes down around 8pm every night, and is up by 9-10am...Works PERFECT for my little hot rod!!!

Vicki - posted on 04/06/2011

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I have worked with kids for 10years, and my oldest is nearly 11 and they have had the same routine since they were born and they still go to bed at 7:30pm. When they go to bed is they time you and your partner get together, or you can clean the house, read a book with out interuptions. Kids need routine and a little bit of structure other wise you see behavioural issues, hopefully that is of some help :)

Amanda - posted on 04/06/2011

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II have two children aged 2 and 16months they both follow the same routine tea bath they have there bottle while u read them a story teeth thn bed.usually go between 7.30 - 8pm.sleep all night.get up between 7.30 -8am.ready for playgroup.

Pamela - posted on 04/06/2011

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My youngest two (5 & 2) go to bed at 8 and the oldest (11) goes to bed at 8:30 ..

Martha - posted on 04/06/2011

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My 3 year old daughter has had the same routine ever since I can remember, to bed btwn 7:30 and 8 pm up btwn 6 and 7. She normally does not nap at all - I have tried, and failed over and over - but will remain in her bed for 'quiet time' for aprox and hour every day.

Becky - posted on 04/06/2011

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my daughter is almost 11 months she usually gets cranky around 8 and is in bed around 8:30. she still wakes up about 2 times a night and in the morning she wakes up around 7:30-8.

Julie - posted on 04/06/2011

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My two youngest (2 and 1) go to bed at 6pm they usually end up giggling at each other for about half an hour :) it's nice to hear though! they usually then wake up about 7am,
My eldest who is 9yrs goes to bed about 8.30 (on a school night) and he can stay up to about 9.30 on a weekend :) Regardless I think Routine is VERY important if you want your children to get into an established bedtime :)

Stacey - posted on 04/06/2011

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i get both my kids in bed for 6:30 at 6:00 im bathing my little boy (7 months) my little girl gets her self ready for bed then breastfeed my little boy after his bath while reading my daughter her bed time story (unless she wants daddy to do it) then both r normaly asleep by about 6:45 get up 7:30 in morning to bath my daughter before going to school

Jessyca - posted on 04/05/2011

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I have a 4 year old and a son who just turned 1 on saturday and they both go to bed aroud 9pm

Janice - posted on 04/05/2011

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Our schedule is teeth brushing, story then bed at 8 pm. We just removed breastfeeding ths week. Sometimes it is a little earlier and sometimes a little later but 8pm is the norm. My daughter is 17 mo. and we have been on this scedule for about 7 months now.

Ashley - posted on 04/05/2011

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My daughter (14 months old) has a bath after dinner around 7ish because she makes such a mess, otherwise we'd hold off a bit, lol. Then she still plays for a while still and goes to bed at 9. She's had the same routine since before I can remember :) Works out really well for us.

Jennifer - posted on 04/05/2011

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My son is 16m. Are routine senice he was 8m Bath time at 7- 720 then storytime 730-750 at crib and down at 8. Its amazing to have a schedule

Rebecca - posted on 04/05/2011

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hiya my little girl was 3 in jan ..and goes to bed between.. 7.30pm and 8.00.pm and wakes around 730/8,00am with no day time naps ..x

Meghan - posted on 04/05/2011

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i put my 1y/o down at about 7:30 and my 6y/o goes to bed about 8:30 works well gives me some time to unwind and relax

Heather - posted on 04/05/2011

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My 10 month old is in bed between 7 and 730 depending on when he woke from his last nap. He then sleeps till 7!! I started a routine at 10 weeks and at 11 weeks he was sleeping thru the night. Bed has alway been around 730!! Now that he is down to 2 naps and 3 meas with a snack between lunch and dinner we have a routine we follow all day. his naps and feedsare always at the same time with in 15 mins or so if we have been out and about.

Chrystal - posted on 04/05/2011

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we have a set schedule with our little one too. She is about 9 months old now and we put her down at about 8pm and then she usually sleeps throught the night until about 8am.

Alecia - posted on 04/05/2011

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My husband and I do have a schedule for our son that we've had for almost a year. We do bathtime from 7:30 to 7:45 then our son has 15 min to finosh winding down and then at 8 it is time for bed. All we do now is ask our son "ready to go nigh nigh" and he will grab his cup and go to his room and climb into bed. He sleeps most of the night. He stills wakes up between like 3 and 5 and will walk into our room. However he only naps once a day by his choice and he never sleeps past 3pm.

Tracey - posted on 04/05/2011

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I put my son down at 7 every night and he would wake up anywhere between 7 and 8:30 the next morning. Since he turned two I've been putting him down at 8 and he will sleep until about 6 and then quietly talk or sing to himself until about 7, when he is ready to get up.

Danielle - posted on 04/04/2011

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hi cassie i have 3 children since they were born i believe in routenn and have sicked out it our children eat dinner around 6-6.30pm then at 7-7.30 bath time then wind down time and read stories and in bed by 8pm then they are up between 6am -7am

Danielle - posted on 04/04/2011

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My daughter is 2.5yrs old. When she was under 6months old she was in bed by 8 and up at 9am every day with 3 naps throughout the day.( usuall an hr and a half to 2hrs)
from 6months- 18 months she was in bed at 7pm and up at 8:30-9AM..With 2 naps in the day ( lasting 2hrs each).

from 18months-now she is in bed at 7pm ( unless out to dinner then no later then 8:30pm) and is up anywhere from usually 7:30 onwards. And has only one nap during th day lasting usually a min of 2hrs.

My daughtr has set her own routine and i have just enforced it, but its not a rigid routine. it is very flexable. ..My daughter just LOVES her sleep,lol..but i also breastfed for a yr and i think that helped her sleek longer as i had the best milk ever,lol. From day 1 her day naps were at least 5hrs long and from one week old she was sleeping 7hrs a night,lol.

Sunshine - posted on 04/04/2011

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That was actually the same schedule my Son was on.. Its changed since we moved from Colorado to Ohio. 2 hour difference I had to redo everything took a couple weeks.. But now He goes to bed between 8pm-10 & wakes up about 8am.

Sandy - posted on 04/04/2011

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we put our daughter down at 6:30, and she gets up on the week days at 6:15 (we get her up). She is usually up by 7 on the weekends, she is 11 months old. Our son was on this schedule until he was about 18 months old, and he still goes down between 7 and 7:30 (we start our routine at 7) and he is almost three. He sleeps until the same time as his sister, they usually wake within 15 minutes of each other if we don't have to wake them up.

Alexis - posted on 04/04/2011

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I wish I had good kids like everyone else's!! I have a 3 1/2 year old daughter who finally sleeps through the night but she doesn't get to bed until 9:30pm-10pm and wakes up about 7:30am. She still takes a nap from 1-3 usually. I have been trying to weed out naps but she still needs them. When she doesn't nap she is asleep by 7-8pm and up at 7:30am. I also have a son almost 5 months old. He goes to sleep about 8:30pm and wakes several times during the night and gets up about 6:30am. But then falls back to sleep about 8am for an hour, with another nap from 1-3pm and another one for half an hour at either 6pm or 7pm. I do not have a bedtime routine for either kid! I've tried them with my daughter but they never worked. My son seems easier so I think we are going to start one with him. We ruined our daughter because she always slept with us in our bed and never in her crib. Now she sleeps on a mattress on the floor in our room because she refuses to sleep in her room. Our son is being put to bed in his crib in his room but ends up in our room in the middle of the night. I need to ween the letting him sleep in our room or we'll ruin him as well.

Louise - posted on 04/04/2011

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my two youngest go to bed at 6.00pm.They normally sleep through unless they are unwell,But they dont sleep during the day .They are 14 months and 2 year old.My 2 year old stopped napping in the day when she was about 15 months so was getting very tired as she was getting up at 5.30am.That is why they go to bed early.I also have 4 other children that need time with me so they get that after school when the little ones are in bed.They are getting 12 1/2 hours awake and 11 1/2 hours asleep which is great for them

Rebecca - posted on 04/04/2011

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My routine that I have is dinner, bath, and then bedtime normally falls for my almost 3 year old between 9-10 PM. He normally wakes up in the middle of the night wanting to crawl in bed with me. He sleeps better in our bed instead of by himself. I do not think it has to do with him wanting to be with us but moreso for the mattress. He then sleeps through until around 730-830 AM. The transition from his bed to our bed is like a 5 minute thing. He passes right back out when he hits our mattress.

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