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post #21 of 26
I'd say my 7 yo needs 10-12 hours of sleep a night, leaning towards the lower end. He is almost always the first one to wake up (if they are left to wake up on their own). He just doesn't tend to sleep in as much as the others. Still, he doesn't get up any earlier than 8 am b/c he stays up until around 10 or so.
post #22 of 26
My Dd will be 8 in Dec. She can manage on 9 hrs, usually gets 10 hrs, and will sleep 11 hrs when left to her own devices.
post #23 of 26
10 is a bare minimum for my guy, and he'll sleep 12 if you let him.
My 4.5 yr. old needs a lot less sleep so it's hard to make sure my 7.5 yr. old gets enough, since they share a room.
post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by mistymama View Post
Ds will be 8 in November and he needs around 10 hours. He goes to bed around 8pm and gets up for school around 6am. On the weekends he'll sometimes sleep in, even if he goes to bed around 8 .. but I'd say 10 hours is the average amount he needs.
Same here with our soon to be 8 year old. In bed around 7:30pm and reads for about 30 minutes. No sleeping in on weekends though. I wish .
post #25 of 26
DD1 is a bit younger-- she's six-- but she still sleeps 12 hours at night. She can get by on less, like ten or eleven, but after a few days it starts to catch up with her. When she's overtired, she gets edgy and cranky and starts indulging in behaviors she's long since outgrown, otherwise, like excessive whining and little tantrums.
post #26 of 26
My 8 year old needs 10-12. The more, the better!
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