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#1 ~chiquita~

Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:05 PM

Just curious as to what time does your 18 month old goes to bed?

DS goes down at 7pm, which I'm starting to think is a little early. I do like him in bed by 7 though.  biggrin.gif

#2 Carmen02

Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:07 PM

my DS is 17mths old and goes to bed at 7 original.gif His up anywhere between 6.30-7.30am

#3 delta508

Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:07 PM

between 7 and 7.30pm for us  biggrin.gif

#4 paddyboo

Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:13 PM


#5 laridae

Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:14 PM

7:30pm - ish.  Sometimes later.  Wakes up about 6:30am-ish (sometimes later).

I don't think it really matters that much at that age unless you have somewhere you need to be or are being woken up far earlier than you would like.

#6 noonehere

Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:17 PM

Between 730 and 9

She doesnt have a routine but a sleep pattern its really depends on what we have been doing and the night/day sleeps before hand

#7 FizzlingFireboxes

Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:22 PM

We aim for 7.30, but if he is tired its earlier, or if we are running late it might be a little later, usually always before 8 though.

With the new daylight savings time he is waking around 6-6.30.

#8 Shorty78

Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:27 PM

Up to about 3 weeks ago, DD2 (18 mths) was going to bed at 6.15.  It is more like 6.45pm now as she prefers to have her stories in bed with her big sister (3).

9 times out of ten, they are both asleep by 7 as that is when I watch home and away and nothing comes between me and my favorite show biggrin.gif !!!

#9 Roobear

Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:33 PM

DD is almost 15 months and is usually in bed by 5.30pm. She only has 1 x 40 min nap during the day though.

#10 Bluenomi

Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:38 PM

Usually between 7:15 and 7:30. She has a big day sleep so we find that works best for her

#11 lozoodle

Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:40 PM

DD2 is 16 months old and bedtime is 6pm.

DD1 is 3yo and bedtime is 7pm.

We are up early, though, because I start work at 7am.

On weekends they are allowed up a bit later, about 7pm for the toddler and about 7.30/8pm for the 3yo. Wake around 6-7am.

#12 BabeBlossom

Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:45 PM

DD is almost 15 months and is asleep between 7-7.30pm and will be for as long as we can manage it.
Does it feel too early as in DS isn't sleepy enough or you feel like you're missing out on time together?

#13 Guest_Retro_Mumma_*

Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:45 PM

I aim for 7, 7:30 at the latest.

Mumma needs her time too!

#14 TotesFeral

Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:50 PM

7pm. Sometimes she sits in her cot talking to her toys but she is always in bed at 7, unless we are out.

Usually she wakes about 7am, sometimes later.

#15 ~chiquita~

Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:41 PM

Thanks for your replies, lots of varied times here and I'm jealous of some of those wake up times.

QUOTE (laridae @ 10/04/2012, 12:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
7:30pm - ish.  Sometimes later.  Wakes up about 6:30am-ish (sometimes later).
I don't think it really matters that much at that age unless you have somewhere you need to be or are being woken up far earlier than you would like.

You guessed it. Since DLS ended it's been anywhere from 4.45 to 5.30. He was sleeping til 7 before then which meant I could get up, have coffee and jump in the shower by myself.

QUOTE (BabeBlossom @ 10/04/2012, 12:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DD is almost 15 months and is asleep between 7-7.30pm and will be for as long as we can manage it.
Does it feel too early as in DS isn't sleepy enough or you feel like you're missing out on time together?

He doesn't resist bedtime, although he's starting to whinge a little when I put him down. He's not exhausted like he used to be as he's happily running around the house playing with his toys. I basically have to tackle him. I might try a later bedtime tonight and see how that goes. Somehow I don't think it's going to make a difference though.

QUOTE (Retro_Mumma @ 10/04/2012, 12:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I aim for 7, 7:30 at the latest. Mumma needs her time too!

I know! It's my favourite time of the day.  blush.gif

#16 laridae

Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:35 PM

QUOTE (~chiquita~ @ 10/04/2012, 01:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He doesn't resist bedtime, although he's starting to whinge a little when I put him down. He's not exhausted like he used to be as he's happily running around the house playing with his toys. I basically have to tackle him. I might try a later bedtime tonight and see how that goes. Somehow I don't think it's going to make a difference though.

I would try for a little later - you can do it gradually if he's getting too tired.

I know I encouraged my daughter so stay up later after DLS ended so she would sleep in a little longer.

I pretty much let her stay up until she lets me know she want to go to bed - she'll ask for a nappy change  or tell me 'nigh nigh'.  But its around 7:30ish that she does that.  If she wakes up before 6am then I tell her to lie down and go back to sleep.  She normally will, or at least lie back down quietly anyway.

#17 Marchioness Flea

Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:48 PM

I've got a night owl who at 18 months was in bed at around 8.30 or 9 pm. But she did have a nice long nap of 2 or 3 hours during the day so THAT was my time, no husband, lots of reading to get done. Lovely.
She has always woken at around 7 or 8 am, weekends more like 8, no radio at 6.30 to wake her up.
My family are all night owls so it sort of amazes me when I see a baby who's only been up for 3 or so hours needing a 12 hour sleep.
Must be nice though lol.

#18 Allymeg69

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:37 PM

My 18mth old is generally up until about 8.30pm, but he consistently had 1.5 to 2 hrs day sleep at Childcare, I don't get him home until 5.30pm, he has a little snack and his bath, then his dinner given by one of us or the step-kids while the other makes our dinner, he'll then sit at the table while we eat and often eat some of ours! Then he has a bit of playtime and asks for his milky and bed when he's ready (unless he's too busy playing with his brothers and sister!).

On the flip-side it's very rare for him to wake before 7am and sometimes we have to wake him - we are lucky we have pretty flexible schedules and work arrangements. Weekends are bliss, often 8am and sometimes even 8.30am before we hear "mumma, dadda" over the monitor! (no DLS to bother us in Darwin either)

#19 IShallWearMidnight

Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:42 PM

DD is nearly 2 and goes to bed between 9 and 11, depending on her day sleep.
She wakes between 8 and 10 most days

#20 Frenchgirl

Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:40 AM


#21 Mamabear2010

Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:10 AM

How many naps does your ds have and when does he wake up from his last nap?

At 18 months, my ds had two naps and I found he wasn't as tired when I put him down at his normal bedtime (6:45). Until he transitioned to a single nap, I made his bedtime a little later (7-7:15). Once he transitioned to a single sleep, I brought his bedtime back to 6:45-7, sometimes earlier if he's particularly tired.

My ds wakes anytime between 4:30am and 6:00am. I've found that his bedtime makes no difference to when he wakes up. If he goes to bed later than usual or wakes for an hour or more during the night, he still wakes at his usual time. He'll just be grumpier and more tired during the day.

I recommend looking at when his last nap finishes and maybe shift his bedtime back slightly, but mumma time is important! Also maybe look at your bedtime routine. Does he have a quiet activity before bed?

#22 librablonde

Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:22 AM

At 18 months, my kids had a very solid routine of nap 11.30-1.30pm and night-time sleep from 6.15pm-7am. Too bad it they weren't tired, didn't want to sleep or whatever, I still put them to bed at those times to save MY sanity original.gif However, they all developed really good sleep routines anyway and were so used to the bed times that they just fell asleep or, at worst, just lay in their cots and talked quietly to themselves until they fell asleep. We also had a solid bath/ reading/ wind-down routine before bedtime.

Edited by librablonde, 11 April 2012 - 08:22 AM.

#23 The Falcon

Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:50 AM

My DD went to bed at 7pm at that age, as she had to be up at 6am for daycare.  She has just now at almost 2.5yo started to push it out to 7.30/8pm (still up at 6am)

#24 Rumour has it..

Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:19 PM

DS goes to bed at 8pm here (19 months) it used to be 7.30 but then he would be playing in his cot for about an hour. Now hes alseep almost instantly original.gif

The days I work I have to get him up at 6am which I dislike because I can see how much he wants to sleep. The other days he gets me up at around 7.30 - 8am.

#25 amesv

Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:26 PM

Both my DS's aged 18 months and 3 1/2 yo go to bed at 7pm. It keeps me sane.

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