Bedtime for 2

Jamie-Lynn - posted on 03/02/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hello! I have 2 boys 15 months apart. I have yet to put theem to bed at the same time. Right now my youngest (5weeks) stays with us until his 9-10 feeding and my oldest is in bed by 7:30, so they aren't going to bed at the same time yet. They do have seperate rooms. Any suggestions or could people let me know how they put thier kids to bed together for when they do start going at the time? Thanks!

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Brandi - posted on 03/12/2009

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My 2 lil ones are 10 months apart. They are 5 and 6 now. When they were younger I didn't have set bedtimes for them either. I tried to keep them up late as possible so they would sleep through the night. I would say around 1 1/2 and 2 is when they started sleeping together and in the same room. When they got around that age walking and more active is when I started the same bedtime. To this day they go to bed at the same time. 7-7:30. Stick with a schedule when you start It works great. On weekend I let them stay up latter like 9 or 10. the 5 yr old never makes it past 8 the 6 yr old will stay up all night if you let her.

Maggie - posted on 03/10/2009

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I have two girls 19 months apart. My oldest is almost 3 and youngest is 14 months. We sit together and read in our recliner and when we are done reading I rock them to sleep. One on each arm. When both are asleep I put our youngest in bed then go back and put oldest in bed. I have to do it this way because my husband works third shift and it seems to be easier on me.

Donielle - posted on 03/05/2009

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My boys are 15 months apart and definitely take after their parents (night owls). My husband and I tag team at night. He bathes the baby while I finish straightening up the kitchen for the night. Then, I bathe the oldest and get him ready for bed. Since we each get a child ready for bed at the same time, they go to bed at the same time. Their schedules are almost the same now that the baby is reaching 1 years old. It gets easier as they get older and the schedules coincide with each other.

Ashley - posted on 03/04/2009

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i have 2 girls 13 months apart, they are now 21 months,a nd 8 months, in the beginning we did the same thing you are doing, , and as our youngest got older and was able to sleep logner at night we started to put her to bed a little earlier, they still are not goign to bed at the same time , oldest goes to bed at 7:30,and youngest at 7, that way i feed my youngest supper at 6:30, we bath both girls at 6:45, then youngest gets her bottle and goes to sleep, then once she is in bed, we give a snack to our older child and read her a book, and put her to bed, in the morning our youngest does wake up a little earlier but it works for us because then i can feed her and get her dressed before my other child wakes up, so i'm not trying to do 10 things at once

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