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What time is bedtime?

I'm trying to come up with a loose schedule to help bring some order into the household. I have a dd, who will be 3 next month. I'm trying to decide when her nap & bedtime should be.

Right now she usually wakes up at 6am, naps somewhere between 2 pm or 3:30 pm and bed time is random, different everynight.

I tried getting her to give up the nap and go to bed around 8, but she never makes it, she needs the nap. Without the nap I can't make her go past 3 or 4 pm.

What time do your little ones (2-4 yrs) take there nap? What time is bedtime?

Thanks :-)

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:39 PM on Oct. 4, 2010 in General Parenting

Answers (12)
  • My kids are 5 and 7 and are asleep by 8 every night.

    Answer by motherofpearls at 7:40 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • bedtime 8:00 nap 12:30-2:30

    Answer by QandA at 7:41 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • Ds pre-school lay him down for a nap at 12:30
    and we put him to bed @9:30

    Answer by TezMoM at 7:44 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • In bed at 7:30 and sleep til 9am or later.They are 1 and 3.

    Answer by ryanlynn at 7:44 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • My 3yrd takes a nap at 12pm shortly after lunch and is in bed by 8pm. All my other kids are in bed by 8. Two are to old (imo) to take a nap and my 1 yr old. well she has a mind of her own.

    Answer by itsallabtthem84 at 7:46 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • he is 2and naps 1 to 2 pm and goes to bed 10.

    Answer by Proud2bJmom at 7:48 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • my kids are 3 (4 in november) and 7...bedtime is 8:30 on the weekdays and 9-9:30 on weekends. My soon to be 4 year old gave up naps a about a year ago she wakes up at 8 in the morning.
    When she was napping she had to be down by 1 or else I wouldnt let her take one that day and she was only allowed to sleep for 2 hrs. Her bedtime then was 8 and she had to be up by 6:30. Usually she would nap from 12 to 2.

    Answer by foxracing43701 at 7:54 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • My kids are older now, but when they were young, naptime was 1-2 or pretty close and bedtime was always 8.

    Answer by missingruth at 8:13 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • When my daughter was 3, she was awake by 630 am and when down for a nap at 1130ish and always went to bed at 8. Now that she is older, she wakes up at 7 (to get ready for school) and does not take a nap but still goes to bed between 8-830 pm =) Putting your child down earlier for nap will help with getting her to bed early in the evening..

    Answer by pamjp at 8:30 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • my girls are 5 and 10 and the both go to bed at 8, on the weekend the 5 y/o goes down for a nap at 12:30 which is the time the have their rest time at school

    Answer by lchristianson5 at 2:58 AM on Oct. 5, 2010

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