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What is a good bedtime for a 5 and 6 yr old?

They go to daycare so they get up around 6 am in the morning and I just want to make sure they are getting enough rest. Ty


Asked by candcsmom2008 at 11:19 AM on Sep. 19, 2010 in

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  • My children went to bed at 8pm at that age. And getting up at 6 gives them 10 good hours of sleep which is what that age group needs.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 11:20 AM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • Our doc says 3-5 years old need about 10-12 hours a day and 5-9 years old need about 9-11 hours a day. That includes any time they nap during the day too. You really need to base it on how your children react. Mine are both fine at around the bottom of those ranges, but my SILs kids both definitely need to upper end of that range.

    Answer by aeneva at 1:03 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • Mine are 5 and 7 and go to school and they have to be in bed by 7:30 on school nights. They fall asleep fast, and get up happily in the morning so I know they need it.

    Answer by motherofpearls at 11:20 AM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • i say 830 but thats just me

    Answer by Kittty_Katt at 12:06 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • 12 hours before they need to get up is a guideline.

    Answer by doulala at 12:48 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • I would go for eightish...

    Answer by kerryket at 9:03 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • 7:30-8p.m

    Answer by soccerfanatic14 at 10:25 PM on Sep. 19, 2010