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Bedtime routine

do kids grow out of bed time routines as they get older


Asked by kimsmith22 at 8:40 PM on Mar. 27, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Bedtime routines are something even adults use. Most adults have rituals they do every night before bed whether it be starting the dishwasher, brushing teeth, pajamas then bed its still a "bedtime routine". So my answer would be no they never grow out of one but they do grow more independent in doing the bedtime routine.

    Answer by crgarcia294 at 8:52 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • Sleep research makes it clear that people sleep best when they practice calming behaviours in a familiar pattern leading up to sleep time. Doesn't matter what age they are.

    Answer by LindaClement at 8:43 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • Of course they do. Unless you are bathing, reading, and snuggling with your 30 year old :) My kids are 6 and 8 and they have outgrown the bedtime routine. We now just say bedtime and they go to bed.

    Answer by ashisamom at 8:44 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • I don't think they really do. I just think they start being more independent about it.

    Answer by karischub at 9:54 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • I think it just changes and when you get older you don't have to stick with it every night.

    Answer by tazdvl at 11:32 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • Not mine, I an EXTREMELY consistant! And DH is also!

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 11:33 AM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • Everyone should have some type of routine.

    Answer by mommythree0508 at 2:29 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • Routines make children feel secure. Although the routines may change, older children need routines as well as younger children. Reading or being read to, giving and getting a hug, hearing mom and dad say "I love you," having a definite bedtime, are routines all children need.


    Answer by teacher-author at 5:25 PM on Mar. 28, 2011