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When is your child's bedtime? Do they have a bedtime routine?


Asked by cocosmama30 at 12:19 AM on Nov. 3, 2008 in General Parenting

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  • Both kids is 8:30 just for ease really. My daughter is 8 1/2 months, only sleeps ten hours at night, but takes good naps during the day. My SS is 7 and he gets 10 hours a night as well, but no naps. My SS takes a shower, puts on lotion and pjs, takes his allergy medicine and then brushes his teeth. My daughter gets baby food, lotion, clean diaper, pjs, then a bottle. We brush her gums and her two little teethers and then either me or DH reads to them together and off they go to bed.

    Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 12:23 AM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • man do i wish..mine is still awake at 11 30 at night she dont sleep ...EVER!!!!!!!

    Answer by vadasmom at 12:20 AM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • 24 month old 8 p.m. and daughter 8:30p.m. I need quit time when the sun goes down!!!!!

    Answer by Beccah2 at 12:20 AM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • vadasmom, how old is she? That would stink because like Beccah2 I need my time.

    Answer by cocosmama30 at 12:24 AM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • mines 3 she dont nap which i dont mind but she wakes up at 8 and up till like 1 in the mornign

    Answer by vadasmom at 12:34 AM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • wow you moms have it lucky - my son, since he was 6 I could never get him to sleep before 9:30

    Answer by AndreaRUJuiced at 12:46 AM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • At 7 we start baths. Then brush teeth, get out clothes for tomorrow, double check book bags and get in bed. I read to the 5 and 7 year olds for about 20 - 30 minutes while the 8 year old reads her own book. Then lights out. They are usually in bed about 8:30. They don't actually fall asleep though until about 9:30 or so.

    Answer by southenrmunchkn at 3:44 AM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • 9pm. I have 2 boys 11 & 8 and they are in bed at 9pm. I let them talk or listen to music to 9:30, but they are usually asleep before that.

    Answer by StaceeyL at 5:09 AM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • With my older two, it was just me and them so I had a set bedtime and routine from the time they were 1 yr. Made things very easy and I actually had time for myself. The younger two ended up in our bed because I work nights and my husband wined that they were keeping him up at night. The first one left our bed when she started Kindergarden and has a set routine for school days and we slack on weekends. The youngest still sleeps with us and has no routine at all yet, we'll see when she starts Kindergarden next year.

    Answer by janie-o at 5:56 AM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • Both girls go to bed at 730 pm every exceptions!!! I believe routine is best in our family so no one is GRUMPY in the morning. My oldest is 5 and the other is 2. It works out great for my 2 year old takes a nap exceptions!!

    Answer by BayandMadsmom at 4:42 PM on Nov. 3, 2008