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Samantha 06-07-2006 11:47 PM

What are good bed times?
For an almost 2 year old and an almost 4 year old?

When DS was 2 he was SO Much different than DD is now. DS until like age 3 NEEDED LOTS of sleep. 7pm bed time, naps (sometimes 2 a day!). After 3 hes kinda became more of a night owl (hes still a morning person :banghead: cause I am NOT)

DD doesnt need as much sleep as DS did (it seems) She weaned from 2 naps to 1 nap REALLY early (talking 4 months old!) Up until maybe 6 months ago 7pm was a good bed time for her. She was tired enough to go to sleep. Well, over the last 6 months shes been wanting to go to bed later and later (not tired when its time to go to bed)

Tonight DD went to bed at 930 or so and DS went to bed at 1030. This just seems REALLY late for their ages (they wake up anywhere from 7am-8am) So what thats 9.5hrs+2hr nap 11.5hrs a day for DD and 10.5hrs a day for DS. Just doesnt seem like enough.

I think they need more sleep because they have been REALLY cranky lately. Like they are overtired but if you try to put them to bed any earlier it just doesnt work.

What time do your 2 and 4y/os go to bed...what time do they wake up? Do they take naps? How long?


CMamma 06-07-2006 11:54 PM

Re: What are good bed times?
We've tried diff times but always came back to 8 pm.

lindsayncadence 06-08-2006 12:18 AM

Re: What are good bed times?
i think whatever works for you is a good bedtime... i was working thirds for a loong time so cadence got used to that schedule and now we still are up late but we get up early bc i babysit

hollyhobby30 06-08-2006 12:36 AM

Re: What are good bed times?
Everybodies different.

For us our 4 yo and 15 month old goes to bed at 8pm everynight.
They nap at 1pm-3:30pm everyday.

My 10 year old goes to bed at 8:30pm school days and 9pm or 10pm in the summer.

They all wake up around 6:30am.

MamaJo 06-08-2006 02:37 AM

Re: What are good bed times?
Its hard in the summer since it stays light so much longer and there's not as much as a routine as we're used to. We used to start bedtime at 6:30 for Fox everynight, as soon as summer started though, he's been staying up til 7 -8. Kailey (8 yrs) goes to bed between 8-9. During the school year though, always 8 pm.

nothing_butt_cloth 06-08-2006 10:12 AM

Re: What are good bed times?
My older 2 kids go to bed promptly at 7. They are 4 and 5. My 2 yo goes to bed when she falls asleep on the couch with us:blush: Someday we will get her in a better routine, but for now, I like her compnay at night LOL. She has been falling asleep around 10 or so.

SandyG 06-08-2006 11:22 AM

Re: What are good bed times?
wow 7pm!!!
im shock!! LOL
earliest david went to sleep was 6:30 buthe had a 103 fever lol
he goes to sleep by 8:30. he wont go earlier though
he sleeps like dad, not much lol
if he naps though which is once in a blue moon it be 10pm if he goes down

Momma_of_3 06-08-2006 11:26 AM

Re: What are good bed times?
I feel bad! My almost 3 & almost 5 year old go to bed around 9! :blush: They wake up between 7 & 8. Once in a blue moon they will take a nap. They aren't cranky or anything, so I guess they are fine.

Dsunny1 06-08-2006 11:28 AM

Re: What are good bed times?
8 p.m is the time for both of mine 28months, and 7 1/2 years. I pretty much stick to it on the weekends also. They wake up around 7 am no matter what day it is.

MamaMel 06-08-2006 11:53 AM

Re: What are good bed times?
My 2 yo goes to bed at 8 or 8:30 wakes uo between 8 and 9 and takes a 2 - 3 hour nap everyday he's a sleepy head

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