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    Default 3 year old bed time?

    Ds1 just turned 3 a couple if weeks ago. He has never been a great sleeper but the last week has really been resisting bedtime! Full on tantrums or just mucking around.

    I've never left him to cry but am getting down to my last option which is just this

    I'm thinking I might just need to push his bedtime back to about 8 maybe? Is this too late? What time does your 3 year old go to bed?

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    Ds2 turned 4 this year but his bed time has pretty much stayed between 7 - 7.30.

    He (and ds1) went through a stage of playing up so df and I would take turns sitting in the room. No talking, no contact, just sitting. It was pretty boring for him and after a few weeks he stopped playing up.

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    If dd has her daytime sleep at around 12pm then she goes to bed at 8pm. If no day sleep or just a late cat nap in the car like today, then bed at 7pm.

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    My just turned 3 DS goes to bed at 8pm and wakes at 8am - he rarely has a day sleep anymore unless he has a big day the day before or if we are going out that night I'll try and have him nap for an hour or two

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    My 3 year old ds bed time is between 7-8pm, though some nights he doesn't end up falling asleep untill 9pm I can hear him talking away to himself. He then sleeps till 8am. Try my hardest to not let him nap as he will be up till 10pm.

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    7pm worked for us, but she was at daycare all day without having a nap so was ready for bed. It really depends on the daily activity.

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    Thank you everyone!
    He doesn't have a day sleep so I think I should really keep it at 7.00 and just be a bit tougher.
    Last night dp lay next to him in his bed with a DVD on but after 20 minutes wanted to come into my bed. He got into my bed then wouldn't stop talking, then started hitting me because I told him off. I can't win

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    Thank you everyone!
    He doesn't have a day sleep so I think I should really keep it at 7.00 and just be a bit tougher.
    Last night dp lay next to him in his bed with a DVD on but after 20 minutes wanted to come into my bed. He got into my bed then wouldn't stop talking, then started hitting me because I told him off. I can't win

    He went to bed at about 7.45 and didn't end up sleeping until after 9!

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    DD is 3, doesn't have day sleep and 7pm bed time has been really hard to do so i did push it up to around 8.

    If she has a big day and ends up napping then she usually goes to sleep at 9

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    My DS recently turned 3 also. He is going through this now. He has got his crazy on. He is dropping his day nap, yet struggling with tiredness and often becoming overtired and restless in the evenings, fighting sleep like there's no tomorrow!

    stick with his bed-time though. I think it's important to stick to the routine even though it seems impossible. It's a phase, this age is known for being hard, hang in there!

    If he doesn't have a day nap, put him down much earlier, about 6-6.30. That seems to work for me although it is hard to get them fed, bathed and in bed by 6.30. My DS still wakes very early (6am) no matter whether he goes to bed at 6pm or 9.30pm. So annoying, so I don't see the use in letting them stay up late at all.


 

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