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What time do you put your kids to bed?

What time do you lay your kids down to bed? My kids 4 and 6 go to there rooms and lay down at 8:30 but they are watching a movie till they fall asleep. (The only way I can get them to go to bed without me) Any ways sometimes it is 9:30 or later before they fall asleep. I am worried that this is to late and they should be asleep earlier. What do you ladies think is the right time for kids to fall asleep. PS: My kids get up at 6:00AM M-F due to me having to be at work and them going to school and sitters.

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Asked by Thumper02 at 1:36 PM on Aug. 20, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • i put my 2 yr old down at 8pm and on fridays and saturdays 9pm

    Answer by nakita72 at 1:46 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • I guess I'm just lucky. My boys are usually in bed by 9 and about asleep right as they go down. And somehow, the 3 yr old always wants to go to bed at this time lol my 8 month old is cranky and ready to lay down at 8:30.

    Answer by AmandaN1 at 1:56 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • My 11 year old goes to bed at 8, my 7 and 9 year olds go to bed at 8:30 and read until 9 - then it's lights out, and my 9 month old goes to bed at 7:30. They all get up around 7.

    Answer by missanc at 2:09 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • We all go to bed at the same time. I have 3 kids ages 9, 5 and 2. We are all in bed by 815, 830 if the latest. They are all asleep before 9 pm. I fall asleep shortly after. They get up at 645.

    Answer by upintrees at 2:14 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • 8:30-9 during the week, depends on how sleepy he seems, and whenever he wants on the weekends.. but he's usually out by 9:30 unless there is just a lot going on (like we're at a friends or out somewhere).

    Answer by AMsMommy212 at 2:16 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • Through the week they are in bed between 10 and 11 but on the week ends it just a when we get their kind of thing... They are 2 and 3 there is no need for them to worry about when they have to get up, so as long as they want to be up, they can be.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 2:37 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • My daughter is 3. She usually goes to bed at 9:00 and most of the time falls asleep within 10-15 minutes. She still naps for about an hour a day 2:30-3:30. She doesnt usually wake up until 8:00 at the earilest..but it is not unusal for her to sleep until 9:00-9:30

    Answer by YorkEricaL at 3:03 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • My daughter is almost 14 months old. She goes to bed at 7:30pm every night.

    Answer by Fallaya at 3:09 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • Ages 5, 3 and 2, bed at 8pm on school nights and up by 6y:30am at the latest. They are put in bed with lights out and door shut.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 3:23 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • my kids are 5 and 4 they go to their room at 7 but usually are asleep and hour later.

    Answer by kd2kds at 3:25 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

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