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What time does your child/do your children go to sleep and wake up?

What would be a good time for my 5 month old baby girl to go to bed at night and wake up in the morning? I get up for work at 6, so I'd like her to wake up at 7am. I try to be in bed by 10pm, but I'd like to have quiet time with my husband and by myself. So is 9pm too late for a 5 month old baby to go to bed? Is 8 too early?  She went to bed at 8:30 last night and woke up at 7 this morning.  I was thrilled!  I just discovered that she's been fighting sleep and taking over an hour to stay asleep because she prefers being on her tummy instead of on her back.  Now it just takes abotu 15 minutes to feed her and put her down.  She woke up once in the night after sleeping for  hours, and I fed her and put her back down.  Then she slept the rest of the night. 

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ishie4ever

Asked by ishie4ever at 2:25 PM on Apr. 18, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Mine goes to bed at 8. She just turned 1 on the 6th. That has been her bed time for at least 6 months now.
    cheekycherub

    Answer by cheekycherub at 2:27 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • i put my 6 month old to bed between 730-8 and sleeps till 7

    Jgreg

    Answer by Jgreg at 2:28 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • How many hours does your child usually sleep? Put her to bed at 9pm on your next couple of days off and let her wake up naturally, then adjust her bedtime accordingly.
    lovinlifewith5

    Answer by lovinlifewith5 at 2:29 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • For her age, she should be getting 14-15 hours of sleep per day. This includes naps. So 8-7 is 11 hours. Plus you have to factor in how long she naps for. Try 8 and if that doesn't work adjust it by 30 minutes. Maybe 8:30 would work better for your and her schedule.
    cheekycherub

    Answer by cheekycherub at 2:29 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • DS goes to bed at 8:30 and gets up anywhere from 5 am to 9 am and he is 23 months old.
    Liamsmom09

    Answer by Liamsmom09 at 2:30 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • My 5 month old usually goes to sleep between 8-9 pm and wakes up between 6-7am.
    Kari727

    Answer by Kari727 at 2:30 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • At 5 months, the best I can remember, my son went to bed about 9:30 and got up at between 7 and 8. By a year, his bedtime was 7:30 and got up at the same time. At 3 years, he goes to bed about 8 and gets up normally around 7:30.
    SouthernMama08

    Answer by SouthernMama08 at 2:32 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • my 4 and half month old usually goes to sleep around 8:30 to 9 and wakes up 6 or 7. He wakes up at night, but able to suck on his fingers and goes back to sleep.
    Amy2079

    Answer by Amy2079 at 2:42 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • It sounds to me like you had a pretty good night last night so I would stick with that schedule and see how it goes. Then you can adjust it accordingly if you feel she is waking a little early or not ready to get up at 7, you can push things back or forward as needed.
    MaryMW

    Answer by MaryMW at 2:44 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • My 9 month old goes to bed at 7:30pm and wakes up around 7:30am. At 4 months she went to bed between 8-8:30.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 4:28 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

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