Between 6:30 and 7:30. He won't go to sleep until 8pm most nights so I'm adjusting his routine.. If he's refused to nap in the day (he normally does on busy days or weekends) then he'll be in bed between 6 & 6:30 and he'll be asleep 30 seconds after his last bedtime story. X
Bedtime starts at 7pm every night, gets a bath every second night and then stories/songs and lights out by 8pm. He's not always asleep then but not long afterwards. Although having said that in the last week or so he's dropped his nap so bedtime has been VERY quick, by 7:30 some nights!
Aisling is nearly 3 and goes to bed for about 8pm. We get home at 7pm after I pick her up from the childminder so to give us some time together and then time to wind down and get into bedtime mode, it takes about an hour.
Esther goes to bed at 8pm. Most nights she goes to sleep pretty much straight away but some nights she chats to herself for half an hour or so. She naps in the afternoon -usually goes down sometime between 3 & 4pm and wakes up between 5 & 6pm. The less sleep she has in the afternoon or the earlier she wakes from her nap the earlier she'll wake up in the morning.
Some children definitly need a wind down time on their own. Daniel was like that-s
He'd go to bed at 8pm but would chat to himself and play with his books for an hour or so. Putting him to bed later just meant he'd go to sleep even later as he'd still stay up for an hour or so.
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