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    Dd5 is in bed asleep by 7/7.30pm every night except the rare occasion we aren’t home.

    Dd2 could be sent to be at 4pm and go straight to sleep and sleep all night. Jokes aside, her, dd3 and dd4 are in bed by 8.30 at the latest and dd2 falls asleep almost immediately. Dd3 and dd4 are usually asleep by 9.30/10pm.

    Dd1 goes to bed 8.30/9 and depending on how tired she is will fall asleep quickly or still be up until after midnight.

    Ds is in bed asleep by 7.30 at the latest. He used to be awake until anywhere from 10 til midnight but by about 8? weeks he started going to bed earlier and earlier. Some nights he will be put down at 7/7.30 and just move around and chat in his bassinet for 30 mins or so and then just falls asleep.

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    8yo, I had an 7.30pm bedtime(asleep 8pm ish) from 3yrs... we used to have to lay with him to get him to sleep, my mum spent quite a bit of time here ashen he was 4 as I'd just had #2... she thought it was ridiculous for *her* to go to bed at that point, and just gradually moved it later and later (because you know... It's not about ds's bedtime. Its about hers) he was up till 10/11pm! I've managed to get him back to 8.30 consistently. I'd prefer 8 but Its not likely.

    Ds2, he's a shocking sleeper. Always had been. He can go to bed at 8, and STILL be awake at midnight, then up at 6/7/8am.. or he will go to sleep around 9 and you struggle to wake him until 11 the next day...

    Ds3, usually sleeps 11-7(ish) but he's only 3.5 months so I'll happily take that. I'd honestly say he's a brilliant sleeper!

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    When my kids were under school age it was always bed at 7pm. Even when my eldest 2 were in school, it was 7/7:30 bedtime. Sometimes it was even earlier at 6:30. We have no family help as we don’t live near any family so like you, it was the only time we had together so we had to be strict about bedtime if we wanted time reconnect as a couple. Then when they started doing extra curricular activities, it was impossible to stick to 7pm bed with my third so she is sometimes up later than my others were at that age.

    Even so, she is asleep by 8 most nights. Last night she asked to go to bed at 7:15 and she went straight to sleep. She is 6.

    My other two (11 and 9) are up a bit later. My 9 year old is in bed between 8 and 8:30 and my 11 year old puts herself to bed at 9 and is asleep straight away.

    I think because of our routine since they were babies, my children happily go to bed. In fact, they go off to bed most nights on their without me telling them it’s bedtime.
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    No way I could get my girls to sleep by then. They just aren’t ready. Most nights are bed about 8/8.30, asleep about 9.
    I work shift work and don’t finish work til 7 some days, home by 8, so I wouldn’t see them if they went to bed earlier.
    Plus DD1s basketball training is 6-7 one night a week. Which is a horrible time and I hate it.

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    We have always had a 7pm bedtime. Ds who is 5 knows when it's 7pm and will sometimes come get us to start the bedtime routine.
    Dd is 9 and she is either allowed to stay in her room doing reading or colouring until lights off at 8pm or watches tv with us until 8pm then it's bed.
    They are both up now at 7am

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    DD is 3 & her bedtime is 6:30pm as she’s done for the day by then. In saying that we go in at about 6:20pm have one or two books max then she’s asleep by 6:45pm every night. Some nights she doesn’t even make it through the first book lol..
    She wakes between 6:30-7am

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    DS is 6. This time last year he barely made it to 6/6.30 (He had fatigue after glandular). These days it's usually in bed at 7.30. Weekends a little later. Sometimes 7 if he is tired.

    DD is 3. She usually goes to bed at 7/7.30. Sometimes earlier. She does not day nap. If she does she is up until after 9.

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    1yo 6-6:30pm

    5yo 7pm up at 6am

    7yo 8pm up at 7am

    5yo has always been easy at bedtime, often takes herself to bed early if she's tired, never fusses about it.

    7yo has always been difficult about bed and if we didn't enforce it she would stay awake for hours later.

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    5 yo and nearly 1 yo go at 7.30

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yogis Mumma View Post
    I don’t understand how parents have kids up really late - when do they get time away from kids to be adults??
    With DS it's not a choice. DD was a 7-7 sleeper from 12 weeks, 8pm bedtime from 7-9yo and now at 11 gets ready for bed from 8.30 and asleep by 9. But some days she takes herself off to bed much earlier still.

    I think DS is allergic to sleep. He tells me he hates sleep, that it's boring and he has work to do. He didn't start sleeping through until 2yo, dropped day naps a couple of months after that. We used to try putting him to bed when DD went at 8pm and he would just keep sneaking out of bed, playing with every toy, or staying in bed and 'reading' every book he could reach on his shelf. We would have so many tantrums as we'd be turning his light off, patrolling to keep him in bed doing nothing, removing every toy from his room etc. Every night was a battle!

    Then we stopped fighting it. He now, at 6yo, goes to his room at 9pm when DD goes to bed but is usually up 'working' (colouring, drawing, Lego, building, reading and more recently writing) until anywhere between 9.30 and 11pm. Wakes at 7am (by me) on BSC days and 7.30 (by himself) on school days/weekends.

    I do miss a couple of hours of time to myself and find myself staying up later than I should just to watch a show after he's in his room. He's pretty good with staying in his room quietly now and always puts himself to bed once he's ready, so that's our way of getting some kid free time.

    We have very routine afternoons and evenings, TV goes off at 8pm at the latest. No iPad on weekdays. No 'screens' in bedrooms (including ours). Dinner is at 6pm. He gets lots of active outdoors time and does swimming plus cricket or football. If he goes to bed early then I know he's coming down with a bug!!!


 

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