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What time do you put your 3 year old to bed?

My DD turned 3 in May. While I like for her to be in bed and asleep before 9 my husband disagrees. He thinks it's too early. She no longer takes naps, hasn't for about 1.5 years. Today she has been acting crazy, crying constantly for no reason. So, I gave her a bath and put her to bed at 8 pm. Does that make me a mean mommy? I feel terrible, but I can't take the crying for no reason crap.

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Asked by mom2pres at 8:16 PM on Aug. 17, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • My children both 8 and 2 go to bed at 8:30 pm

    Answer by 35yoamom at 8:23 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • 9pm. I always hated going to bed before the sun was down when I was little so I at least wait for it to get mostly dark out.

    But don't worry there have been plenty of times that she's been a terror all day long and at about 8 I tell her to go calm down in her bed, and she'll just fall asleep.

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 8:24 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • my children are 5 and 2.5 and they go to bed at 8:30

    Answer by mommy5409 at 8:26 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • My kids are 4 and 3 and they take soooo long to go to bed that we have to start them to bed at 730 and they still arent asleep till 10 or 1030

    Answer by kvaneyk at 8:26 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • My kids are 3 & 4... They will most likely go to bed around 11 or so. Whenever they get tired.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 8:28 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • My boys who are 2 and 3 go to bed no later than 9. Earlier if they're misbehaving. I recently put them on a schedule. Before they'd go to bed like 2am. We have been on a schedule a few days now and I think they like it.

    Answer by reigndrops12689 at 9:04 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • 8:00 was bedtime when mine were that age.

    Answer by cleanaturalady at 9:11 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • My son is 3.5, and he goes to bed between 7:30 and 8.

    Answer by Journey311 at 10:01 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • my DD will be 3 soon. She goes to bed at 8pm.

    Answer by stressedmomma13 at 7:58 AM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • My son is 3 and goes to bed at 7:45 during the week and on the weekends around 8. He's been going to bed at that time since he was a baby and that's what works for him and for us. Kids need lots of sleep, especially a 3 year old that doesn't nap, so no, I do not think that 8 pm is too early at all!

    Answer by jacksmom3707 at 10:39 AM on Aug. 18, 2010

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