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Old 05-25-2010, 02:09 PM   #3
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Re: What time to do your kids go to bed?

My dd used to sleep 7 pm to 7 am with a nap from 12 to 2. Sigh....those were the days. Now we start the bedtime routine at 8:00 (bath, jammies, teeth, books), with lights out at 9:00. BUT, she usually doesn't actually go to sleep until 10 or 11. She will just lay in her bed and talk to her stuffed animals or just lay there quietly (it's kind of freaky when we go in to check on her at like 10:30 and she is just lying there with her eyes open). Then she sleeps until about 8:30 and naps from 1 to 3:30-ish. I would love to have an earlier schedule, but she seriously won't sleep any earlier...and maybe I'm too tired to get up early enough to get her up earlier. (DS is only 2 weeks old so he sleeps all the time, except of course, when I'm trying to sleep.)

OP, I don't know why people make snarky comments about your bedtime. I know a lot of young families with 7:30 or 8:00 bedtime. Like I said, I wish we were one of them.
Adrienne, wife and lover to Andrew Mama to Simon (2/21/06 - 2/26/06), Norah (6/28/07), Ezra (5/11/10), and Phoebe (6/14/12).

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