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What time does your child go to bed and wake up -and do they still nap?

My son is 3-1/2, we are trying to sleep deprive him per Doctors orders from the sleep clinic, he told me to put him to bed at 9, 9:30, 10 and wake him up at 6am.. however this is already how little he sleeps.. so now I have to push it later and not sure that I can do it ~ I need more rest than my 3 year old ?? Lol!~ we will hopefully once getting his pattern figured out and slowly put on Iron, we will cut back but I am wondering what is "average" for most kids. The sleep clinic was more for the night wakings, I am fine with him only needing 8 hours total but he still wakes 3 to 5 times a night in panic mode.. just giving more background for my question lol~


Asked by maxsmom11807 at 1:28 PM on Jun. 28, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Ages: 4 and 7

    Bed time: during school 8:00 at the latest, during summer, nothing really set in stone

    Get up: 6-7 am. The 4 year old usually wakes everyone else up.

    Naps: 7 year old: a snowball has a better chance in hell than I do of getting him to nap.
    4 year old: If I let her she sometimes will, but then is nearly impossible to get to bed at night. If she doesn't nap she's a cranky whinybutt all afternoon, but is easy to get to bed.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 1:48 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • My kids are 6 adn 4, they both go down about 9-9:30 latest, and wake anywhere from 7:30-8:30 latest. Neither naps. In fact, I purposely stopped DS4s about a year ago because if he takes any kind of nap during the day he stays awake until 11pm! That was just not working for me, lol. Took a while, but he seems to be on track now, knock on wood.

    Answer by gramsmom at 1:33 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • My 2 1/2 yo goes to bed at 7:30 (usually talk to his stuffed animal until between 8-8:30 though), wakes around 7am, and takes a 2 hour nap.

    Answer by missanc at 1:38 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • My 2 year old goes to bed between 7-8, and she wakes up around 9 in the morning. She does take naps occasionally.

    Answer by alf2651 at 1:42 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • my 3 yo goes to bed around 8 & wakes up around 8. she doesnt usually take naps, but if she goes to bed late or we have to get up early she'll take a 1-2 hour nap.

    Answer by okmanders at 1:50 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • My son (5 next month) is in bed by 9pm...he gets up around 8am and he takes a nap about this time...he usually sleeps for maybe an hour at naptime.

    Answer by YerMami24 at 2:06 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • my 2.5 yr old goes to bed at 8 asleep by 9 and is up between 630 and 7, and usually takes a 1 to 2 1/2 hour nap

    Answer by jenn660 at 2:31 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • Wow Ladies, Really? I sure hope he would actually end up getting that much sleep one day... I worry about 8 hours with no nap for his age..

    Comment by maxsmom11807 (original poster) at 1:42 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • my 2yr old goes to bed btween 9-9:30 and she usually up around 9. she can take between a 1-2hr nap.

    Answer by lambdarose at 8:13 PM on Jun. 28, 2011