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What is the best Bedtime for a 2 1/2 year old?

I put my Daughter to be bwetween 8-8:45... She will stay up later if I let her... I was just wondering what bedtimes do you other mom's use at this age??

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:54 PM on Jul. 10, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • My daughter is also 2 1/2, the other one just turned 5, they both go to bed at the same time. Just like you i put them to bed between 8-9pm. Most nights its 8.
    Iluvmygirlies42

    Answer by Iluvmygirlies42 at 10:55 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • We put our 2 & 3 yr old to bed around 8-8:30 also. Once in a while, we let them stay out late. Like tonight, we were out till 10 chasing lightening bugs, but it's very rare.

    BlessedMommy64

    Answer by BlessedMommy64 at 11:04 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • My son is 2 and I put him to bed at between 8 and 9pm. Mostly its 8:30pm but when I go to church on Sunday nights and Weds. nights its about 9pm.
    Chize

    Answer by Chize at 11:05 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • I let my daughter go to sleep at 9:00 because the early they go to sleep then they would want to stay up all night so try 9:00
    Shaina11

    Answer by Shaina11 at 11:05 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • My daughters bed -time has been 7pm since she was 1, she's 3 now.
    KandiceN

    Answer by KandiceN at 11:12 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • My 3yr has had a bedtime of 7:45PM or 8PM since as long as I can remember. If she went to bed any later, she would be up earlier in the morning. The earlier she goes to bed, the later she wakes up in the am.
    joannakitler

    Answer by joannakitler at 11:18 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • I would say the time you are putting her to bed is just fine. It all depends on your family schedules and lifestyle. If she is able to sleep later in the morning, it really doesn't matter when you put her to sleep as long as she is getting enough sleep for her.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:18 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • My daughter is 25months, we had the worst trouble getting her to sleep through the night, until at sometime after they are supposed to sleep through the night someone suggested putting her down earlier. Well it worked like a charm! So she's gone down at 7:30 religiously since then and sleeps anywhere from 7:30 - 8:30 in the morning. The later she goes down, the earlier she wakes sometimes.7:30 is our magic number here!
    Seven07

    Answer by Seven07 at 11:20 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • My son has gone to bed at 7p since he was about 6 months old && will continue to go at that time probably until he starts school. I might move it to 8p then, depends on what my life is like in 3 years.....lol.
    HisMommySince07

    Answer by HisMommySince07 at 11:27 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • Both of my kids (4 and 7 years old) have had a 7 pm bedtime for the last few years. During the summer I might let them stay up until 7:30, but they really do best if they're in bed by 7:00. If they stay up much later, they're crabby the next day.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 11:30 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

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