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what time do you put your kids down for bed???? ages 2-4

i have a 3 and a almost 4 year old and i put them down between 7-7:30 ! alot of people say that is way to early but i usually dont have to fight with them and they fall asleep within 15-20 minutes and they do not take naps !!!!! its my only alone time .


Asked by ashleystoner86 at 9:22 PM on Mar. 13, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • my son 3 goes to bed at 8pm and is up between 7 am and 8am. but 98% of the time i wake him at 7 am. he also naps for 1 hour in the early afternoon, like 1130 12. it takes about 10 15 mins but then hes asleep and its quiet time. ahhhhhhhh,

    Answer by tabbys4 at 9:35 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • that is what time I put my kids to bed up until they are around 6 or 7 and then I move to 8 until they are 10. once they are ten their bedtime is 9 and stays that way until they are 14 or so. If they are going to bed without a fight and going right to sleep it sounds like you are doing the right time for them. my children have never given me problems going to bed unless I have let them stay up too late and they are over tired.

    Answer by vbongard at 9:27 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • My son is 2 and he goes to bed between 7:30-8:30. I was putting him to bed between 7-7:30 but lately we have been getting home later so it is harder. My son will fall asleep in the high chair a lot of the time around 7:30. I have heard from some people that they think it is early but he still sleeps until about 8 or so in the morning and take a 2 hour nap.

    Answer by Aidansmom2728 at 9:28 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • My son takes a nap daily and lays down between 8:30 and 9:30. I'm still trying to get him down completely at the moment though, lol, the time change has messed our schedule up a bit! It'll go back to normal soon though, I'm sure.

    Answer by MommyToSmeech at 9:28 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • my 15 month old goes to bed at 10pm and gets up around 7am if she goes to bed any sooner she seems to get up around 2am. my 10 year old goes to bed on school nights between 9 and 9:30pm.

    Answer by deneejude at 9:30 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • I put my 4 and 8 year old to bed at 7:30pm. I wake them up at 6:30am during the week. During the weekend they go to bed around 10pm and wake up around 8:30am.

    Answer by Aviators_Wife at 9:37 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • Its not too early. I have a friend who put hers down at 7. They got up around 6 or 7. I put my 6, 4, and 2 years olds down at 8.

    Answer by proud2Bmomma at 9:46 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • My daughter is 3 and goes to bed at 8:30 and wakes up at 7:30. She sometimes takes a 45 min nap during the day.

    Answer by mommytobrooke at 9:47 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • 9 but here lately all shes doing is sleeping shes been sick for a week =(

    Answer by aubrees_mommie at 9:56 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • Mine is 2.5 years and goes down at 7:30. She wakes at about 7:15 and takes one nap.

    If they don't fight you at bedtime and they sleep as late as you want in the morning, you are doing what YOUR kids need. Good for you and enjoy that quiet time!!!!

    As for the "that's too early" people... did you know that the average preschooler gets half hour less sleep a day than 20 years ago? And did you know that too little sleep in the preschool years has been linked to behavior problems in grade school?

    Answer by kaycee14 at 10:47 PM on Mar. 13, 2009