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#1 grohl's chewy

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:06 PM

We are struggling to get zzzzz before 10pm these days :-(

#2 galba

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:11 PM


DD6 goes to bed at 8pm and she sleeps till 7am, later at the weekend.



#3 Bob-the-skull

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:13 PM

both my boys go to bed at the same time, they are 5 and 8.


usually somewhere between 7.30 and 8.30 depending on the night and the activity (eg karate night is later). Early bed is around 7 if they get told they are having that.

#4 F.E.B.E

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:14 PM

Lights off at around 7.30pm and then it may take 30 mins or so for him to get to sleep.

Wake time between 6-7am.

#5 RealityBites

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:15 PM

My almost-5yo is in FYOS and we try to get her into bed by 8pm. However, with toilet and water stops, she didn't go to bed until 8.45 tonight. She wakes up around 7 am on her own usually.

#6 farfaraway

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:17 PM

6:30, allowed to read until 7. Lights out after that. Never an argument, she's knackered, needs the sleep, and I wouldn't let her argue it any other way. Weekends are a little  more laid-back, but we don't ever deviate too far off - neither of my kids will sleep in the morning after a late night (more's the tragedy!)

10pm bedtime would be the death of me OP!

EFS of stupid iPad variety

Edited by farfaraway, 14 February 2013 - 08:19 PM.


#7 SpaghettiMonster

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:18 PM

8pm for DD6. Give or take 20 mins.
Maybe try a different bedtime routine to get the sleep happening earlier. We had to rearrange DD's routine toward the end of school hols as she was sleeping close to 9:30 some nights.

#8 libbylu

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:18 PM

Really depends on what time he wakes up.  We put him in to bed about 12 hours after he wakes up - then there's half an hour story and cuddle then half an hour/45 mins to fall asleep.
He really need 11 hours overnight (DS 6 in grade 1), but often only gets 10.5 hours.
If he sleeps in til 8 he'll be asleep roughly by nine.  If he's up at 7 we try to have him asleep by 8.

#9 KDA

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:19 PM

Try to get to bed by 8pm at the latest. Occasionally DD can push it to 8.30

#10 .Jerry.

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:22 PM

Molly is 7 and on school nights she goes to bed between 6.30 and 7.15pm.  It depends on how tired she is for when she falls asleep - sometimes in 5 minutes, sometimes in 30 minutes.  She has books in bed with her.
I don't fuss too much on Friday nights as we usually have friends over.   Sometimes it can be 10.30.  Saturdays she usually goes to bed at about 8.30pm.

Weekdays Molly gets up at 6.30am.  Weekends about 7am.

#11 VioletRose

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:23 PM

Around 7:30pm. Straight after dinner we do teeth and then bath. Then read stories and quietly chat. Then bed. She's normally asleep by the next time I pass the bedrooms.

#12 Loore

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:26 PM

Well he's been in bed for about an hour and a half and as of about 5 minutes ago he was still awake (5 yo).  This is pretty normal for him.

#13 Guest_Wyn99_*

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:26 PM

DS is is 5.5 and FYOS. He wakes about 7am and is in bed between 8-8.15 mostly. Some mornings he'll sleep in til 7.30.

#14 MARsmum

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:30 PM

I have a nearly 3, nearly 5 and 7 year old who all go to bed at the same time.  Bedtime is officially 7pm although it can range from 6.30pm to 8pm depending on the day that we have had.  However, it is most commonly 7pm.

#15 Jak80

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:37 PM

My 7 year old goes to bed at 8.30pm, but won't go to sleep til 10pm sometimes later. He gets up early too, round 6.30am he isn't doesn't seem to need the sleep.

5 year old goes to bed at 8.30pm but doesn't go to sleep til 9.30pm. He gets up round 7am.

#16 Freddie'sMum

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:37 PM

We have 2 girls - Miss-7-and-a-half (in Year 2) and Miss-5 (started Kindy this year).

We aim for a 7pm bedtime - then we read stories, last stop for the loo, wash hands, brush teeth .....

Lights out by 7.30pm.  They usually fall asleep pretty quickly - they both went back / started school 2 weeks ago and have been exhausted.  Tonight - of course - Miss Kindy dropped her water bottle all over her bed at 8pm, wanted another soft toy and just about drove us nuts.  I think she was asleep by 8.30pm.  They both take books to bed too - it's fine by me - they could take an entire Thomas the Tank Engine set / set of dinosaurs / entire Barbie collection - as long as they go to sleep !!

Alarms wake everyone up at 6am and we have to be out the door by 7am.





#17 The Awesome One

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:41 PM

We have just moved DS1 up from 7:30 to 8:30ish (sometimes he goes earlier depending on what we have been doing during the day etc).

#18 littlepickle

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:41 PM

My kids are 8 and 10 and still go to bed during the weeks at 730. Youngest usually goes straight to sleep and the older child will read for 30 mins to an hour. Weekends it's 830.

That's our time together as a couple

Littlepickle

#19 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:46 PM

Now that she has started school, we aim to have her in bed by 7:30-7:45pm, so the story-drink-teeth-toilet routine starts around 7:15pm.

#20 firocali

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:48 PM

My two kids are 4 and 5 (the 5 yo is in FYOS). Officially they are in bed by 7.30 (they share a bedroom)...usually asleep by 8.30/9ish. They both wake about 7am. Personally I can't wait for daylight saving to end wink.gif

#21 FeralCrazyMum

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:49 PM

DS is 6yo and goes to bed at 8.30, asleep within fifteen minutes normally, although tonight he was particularly chatty so it was probably just after 9 when he got to sleep. He wakes up around 7.30/8am.

During the school holidays he was up until probably 10pm and it was a bit of a struggle at the start of the school year to pull that back again.



#22 cinnabubble

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:57 PM

The six year old is ideally asleep no later than eight. She wakes before 6.30am regardless of how late she went to bed.

#23 FestiveFrau

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:59 PM

my kids are 3 and 5 and have an 8 - 8:30pm bed time. Sleep however, half the time doesn't come until 9/9:30

DS2 is easier to get to go to sleep. I read to him, turn out the light, give him a cuddle and sing a couple of songs and then I leave. He's usually happy with this these days and rolls over and goes off to sleep.

DS1 is a bit more of a night owl. He likes to have a story read to him, and then he likes to keep reading by himself. Lately I have been going in and making him turn out the lamp to go to sleep. He's always wanted to lamp on to go to sleep, but he's starting to realise that the light these days is keeping him awake.

DS2 is a dawn waker  sad.gif  , DS1 wakes around 7/7:30.


My kids were never, ever the go to sleep early babies or toddlers.

#24 Gossipgirl

Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:02 PM

5yr old bed at 7pm and  2yr old bed at 6:30

#25 Gossipgirl

Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:02 PM

5yr old bed at 7pm and  2yr old bed at 6:30




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