What time for bed time?

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  1. bellaloo

    bellaloo Well-Known Member

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    Hi all i have 2 children one is 3 and a half and the other is 13 months. I was just wondering what is yoir bedtime routine and what time does this start from and what time do your children go to bed? Thanks x
     
  2. seoj

    seoj Our family of four...

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    From a big baby till around 18mos my LO went to bed at 6pm-- she'd play in her crib for around 30-45mins (depending) and then fall asleep. Around 18mos (due to weather changes and daylight savings)- we needed to transition her bedtime closer to 7:30 (as 6 was just way to early for her anymore). The rountine has really been the same- unless it's an off night- we get her ready downstairs- final snack/milk, PJ's, Teeth brushing... then up to her room for story time and then bed. Now that she's in a toddler bed- we let her play in her room for a bit- like 30mins, then come in for "lights out" and give extra snuggles- then leave so she can get sleepy and go to sleep.
     
  3. _Vicky_

    _Vicky_ Mum to twins

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    The boys are 3.5 they have dinner about 4.30 then up to have a bath where they linger playing then they watch a DVD in their room (not everyone's idea of a good habit but hey it works for us) then about 6.30 it's into bed and story time and asleep by 7 xx
     
  4. OmarsMum

    OmarsMum Well-Known Member
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    Main meal at around 3.30-4 pm
    Bath at 5 pm for 30 mins
    Soft playing for 30-45 mins (sometimes he jumps on trampoline)
    Light snack before bedtime
    6.30-6.45 we go to bed, read a book or two
    7 pm - he falls asleep immediately
    Wakes up at 6-6.15 am
     
  5. bellaloo

    bellaloo Well-Known Member

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    Im trying to get into a routine so to speak. I work 3 nights so its hard and hectic for oh he gets in the door and i go strait out lol there normally asleep by 8-8.30 but ideally would like them in a better routine x
     
  6. seoj

    seoj Our family of four...

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    Just do what works for you, oh and the kids hun- keep the routine simple and quick if needed. OH can take over when he get's home ;) You'll figure it out.
     
  7. OmarsMum

    OmarsMum Well-Known Member
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    We never had a routine, it didn't fit our lifestyle. But now Omar is in pre-school full time we needed a proper one. Do what works for you & your family Hun xx
     
  8. CertainTurton

    CertainTurton Mummy to a toddler

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    We have recently adjusted ours so she has tea at 5-5.30ish then at 6pm its up to the nursery for calm time with relaxing sleep cd and stories on the cushions. Sometimes she will have some milk too. Then 6.30 bath (alternate nights). Teeth, pjs, rest f bottle milk and into cot. We have been having to stay in the room until she drops off but the last couple nights she hasn't needed it :)
     
  9. happythought

    happythought Mom of 2 amazing boys

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    I have a 21 month old and 7 month old. I feed my older son dinner around 5:45- while he's eating I bathe and bottle my 7 month old. I burp him love on him and in bed by 6:30-7. By this time my other one finished dinner- so I clean up and we play for a bit he gets a bath around 7:15 in bed around 7:30-8.
     
  10. PrincessKay

    PrincessKay Well-Known Member

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    I get in from work at 6pm 3 days a week so we stick to this routine regardless if im at work or not.

    6-7 - Messing around/Playing
    7 - Bath
    7.15 - Bottle
    7.30 - Story then bed..x
     
  11. housewifey

    housewifey Well-Known Member

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    We have dinner around 6/ half 6.
    When it's bath night she goes in the bath at 7 for 15 or 20 minutes.
    After bath it's downstairs for jammies and quiet play or stories on the couch.
    Up stairs at or before 8 for pee pee, teeth brushing and into bed.
    She gets two stories in bed and then left to fall asleep on her own.

    She has been in this routine since about 10 months, although she didn't sttn until about 18 months, she now sleeps 12 hours+ :)
     
  12. aimee-lou

    aimee-lou Totally Outnumbered!!

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    Routine is what keeps me sane lol.

    Since Earl was about 3 months it's been the same (and he's 4 in a couple of weeks lol)

    4.30-5pm - teatime
    5.30 - bath/wash and pjs
    6pm - snack and a bit of telly
    6.30 - story time
    6.45 - Edward to bed (used to be earl until Eddy got in on the act lol)
    7.00 - Earl to bed

    When Charlie gets in on the action he'll basically have the same setup as Eddy but I think the bedtimes will still need to be staggered as Eddy is a swine and keeps everyone up otherwise. probably 6.45, 7 and 7.15.

    This will be the case until bedtimes need to get later, but can't see that happening until Earl is 7/8.
     
  13. Susie28

    Susie28 Mummy to two Princesses<3

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    Poppy is almost 3 years and 4 months old. This is our routine for her:

    6pm: Main meal/dinner (ideally we would have this at about 5.15/5.30 but hubby doesn't get home from work until just before 6 and we like to all have dinner together at the table)

    6.30: Family time, we play, snuggle and watch tv.

    7.pm: Bath/shower.

    7.20: Milk and books (on average we read 5 to Poppy)

    7.30: Brush teeth, go to the toilet, and we sing her a couple of songs in bed (Twinkle Twinkle, You are my sunshine- calm ones to help her settle). She is then left to fall asleep.

    And by about 7.45 she is usually asleep.

    Most days she wakes about 6 am or shortly before. Some days she sleeps until 6.30am max

    :flower:
     
  14. joeyjo

    joeyjo Mum to 2boys, growing #3

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    DS1 is just 4 and in full time school which overhere is 9am till 4:45pm. He gets a snack at school about 4:15pm

    Home for 5pm
    5pm - 6:30pm playing - indoors or out, occ at soft play/park
    6:30 - 7 prep food, other jobs I try to involve them - DS1 empties washing machine and hangs out socks and his underpants, DS2 hands me the other things to hang out! tidy playroom etc etc
    7-7:30 tea time
    7:30-8 quiet play, singing, books or bath
    8 ready for bed
    snack, milk and pre recorded night garden or similar
    8:40 story (max 2) and bed
    If I'm on my own they have one story together then DS1 plays/reads quietly whilst DS2 has cuddles and goes to slleep (I sit on the end of his bed, takes 5-10min we are gradually able to leave him earlier) if DS1 is still awake he gets a second story

    Aim sleep by 9pm mon to thurs. slips to 9:30/10 Friday and often 11pm sat. Usually early on Sunday circa 8:15pm

    Up for school at 7:45am, up at weekend about 9am
     
  15. Mrs Mc

    Mrs Mc Mummy of 2 and pregnant

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    DH gets home just before 5:30 and then we all have tea together, girls have cup of milk with tea.
    6:00 - 6:30 play time with Daddy (Mummy sorts washing or tidies)
    6:30 bath time, teeth brushed, pjs on
    7:00 in bed fast asleep :happydance:
     
  16. Laucu

    Laucu Well-Known Member

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    Emma will be 4 in December and Jack is nearly 18 months. I solo parent 3 days a week as my husband works in London.

    4:30 - 5 Dinner
    I then wash up while the kids are finishing their dinner
    5:30 Go upstairs and tidy up toys, books, etc
    6 Bath time. I bathe both of them at the same time
    6:30 Milk
    6:45 Jack goes up to bed whilst Emma has supper and watches TV
    7 Emma goes up to bed

    I like to have all the chores done before they go to bed, so that I can chill in the evening!
     
  17. Natsku

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    Maria is 2 and a half. I aim for an 8 o'clock bedtime but lately thats been pushed back to 9. About half an hour or so before bed she gets her milk and some supper (if its been a while since dinner) and sometimes she watches some pocoyo, other times we read books, then after that we brush teeth, then change nappy and get into pyjamas and I tuck her and sing her two bedtime songs and then kiss and a cuddle and I leave.
     
  18. MiniKiwi

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    My LO is 16 months old and goes to bed at 7pm. We do like this:

    5:30pm - dinner
    6pm - bath
    6:15 - 7pm - read books and drink milk
    7pm - brush teeth and bed, it takes her about 15 minutes to fall asleep
     
  19. ClaireLouise

    ClaireLouise Well-Known Member

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    Now Marley is in nursery he's on a much stricter schedule.

    Tuesdays and Thursdays he's in breakfast club for 7.30 as apposed to 9 usually so I have him in bed by 7.30/8 so he gets his usual 11 hours.

    Every other night he has a bath and we read his nursery book in bed before I switch his nightlight plug on and he drifts off no problem xxx

    Weekends he can stay up til 9 and gets up about 9 too xxx

    We usually let him watch a little DVD in bed too but now he's asleep in 15 mins so I reckon nursery is taking it right out of him haha xxx
     
  20. x__amour

    x__amour Mommy.

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    LO goes to bed 8pm-8am.
     

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