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    Default How old are your children and what time do they wake up?

    My DD is 4 and wakes at 6am and comes and wakes me up. She used to stay in bed until 7 because the gro clock told her she had to stay in bed, now the gro clock means squat to her. 6am is too early for me. Faaaaaar too early!

    DS is 18 months and is awake between 7 and 8. He's a sleeping machine at the moment at least but DD isn't getting anywhere enough sleep considering she's never asleep before 8 these days!

    So what times do your kids get up? Is 9.5 hours sleep a night for a 4 year old enough?

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    DS is 3 and awake between 7:30-8 / asleep by 7 (no naps). We have the occasional wake up in the middle of the night - milk/wee/bad dream etc.
    If he goes to sleep later, he wakes up earlier

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    Default How old are your children and what time do they wake up?

    According to my sleep bible 4 year olds need minimum 10.5 hours each night (if no naps).

    I know your dd can be difficult behaviour wise (as with most of our beloved preschoolers) so sleep would probably be of a great benefit to her - and to you patience wise.

    Usually I'd say 6am is quite reasonable- but she was sleeping later and daylight saving ends next week making it 5am!

    I have zero tips for getting her to sleep longer in the mornings - I conceded defeat to that battle here a long time ago.

    My only advice is this-
    1. If she continues to wake early, put her to bed early so she can get enough sleep. I find I can be a lot tougher at bedtime than in the morning.

    2.maybe try and teach her how to entertain herself in the mornings without waking you- putting on the TV and having easy access to some cereal or something to grab a bite to eat. It may still wake you but at least you can lay in bed awhile.

    Good luck @A-Squared

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    Default How old are your children and what time do they wake up?

    DS is 5 and has to wake up at 6.45am for school this year - last year he woke up about 7.30-8am - I'm sure I read that 4-5 year olds need approx 9-12 hours sleep ( depending on the child) DS averages 10.5 a night which seems perfect for him , any later than a 8pm bedtime he takes longer to get out of bed!

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    DS1 is 3.5 years old and wakes between 5.30-6am. Dreading the end of daylight savings next week. He is asleep around 8-8.30 pm. Averages 2-3 wake ups per night still (massive improvement since night weaning). No naps.

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    My DD is 4 and she gets about 10-11 hours sleep overnight (no naps). Sometimes close to 12 hrs. She is at the end of 8 months of chemo so we are a bit out of whack with bedtime, so she goes to bed later and wakes up later. Most days she goes to bed at 9pm and sleeps in until 8:30- 9am. Suits me because DP and I rarely go to bed before 11pm and I hate waking up really early unless I have to. That'll all have to change once she is finished treatment and can start kindergarten and then next year school.

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    Just wanted to add my mum was not a morning person (or an afternoon or night person- but that's another story) and we were always expected to fend for ourselves in the morning from a very early age- I have zero memories of mum being up making us breakfast or getting us dressed for school.

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    MY Kids are 5mths, almost 4yo and a 5.5yo.

    All wake up between 5.30-6am. Every single morning.

    My almost 4yo goes to bed around 7-7.30pm. Gets 10-11hrs overnight plus 1-2hrs day sleep. So 12 hrs in 24. If she doesn't nap she sleeps 6.30pm-5=30am. So 11hrs.

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    Ds1 is about to turn 3 and is in the process of dropping his day nap.
    He goes down at 630/7pm and wakes up at 6-630am which is way too early for my liking.

    DS2 is 15months and has a 1.5-3 hr nap, sleeps from 630pm-630/7am.

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    Default How old are your children and what time do they wake up?

    My son is 2 and is waking between 7-7:30am at the moment. He was waking earlier through summer but he's starting to sleep later again since the sun started rising a little later too. Last winter he was waking around 7:30-8 so this might be the case again soon enough.

    My son goes to be around 8-8:30 and still sleeps 3-4 hours during the day.

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