what time do your kids get up in morning even on weekends? and what time do they go to bed?
my kids go to bed 630-7 and get up around 8-830 but mil says they get up to early.
what about your kids?
DS (2.5) goes to bed between 7:30-7:45. He awakes at 7:30 some days, 8 other days, 7 other days. It varies. We have him play with toys in bed until 8. We backed his bedtime up recently by about 15-20 min and it was a positive change to make.
There is no weekend or weekday for him...it's all the same.
My 2 1/2 yr old DD gets up at 8/8:30 almost like clockwork, so we use that to determine her bedtime. She seems inclined to be night owl like her daddy, so I can't push up her bedtime too far or she pops up and wants to go hang with him. I feel good if she's asleep by 10pm, in bed by 9:30.
She takes up to a 2 hour nap in the day, starting anywhere from 2pm to 4pm. When she was younger I tried to get her on a more "socially compatible" sleep schedule, pushing it earlier, but this is where she gravitates back to. It's ok with me! I like the hour to myself in the mornings, though DH and I do miss our evenings.
Two 3 year olds here and they go to bed around 6:30-7pm and wake around 6:30am (so about 12 hours). My MIL also says they get up too early which is why when she's here she babysits for a night and keeps them up late so they'll "sleep in" and then proceeds to sleep through their wake up at 5am and then leaves early enough the next day so that she doesn't see the meltdowns occuring at the end of the day . We're pretty happy wih them going to bed early, having the evening free and waking up early as my dh is up for work and we have two older dc's to get ready for school anyways.
IMHO, I don't think there is a "too early" cut off that can be used for all kids. My DD is 21 months old and goes to bed around 8-8:30 and wakes up around 7:30 during the week and sometimes a bit later on the weekends. 8:30 is actually "too late" for her in that she doesn't want to nap until really late and then doesn't sleep well at night. I think it varies for each child.
18 (almost 19) month old
wakes around 5-6am (love for it to be latter)
naps ussually around 9am for about 2 hours
wakes 1-3 times during the night to nurse but has been sleeping longe and longer lately YEA!
every so often she takes a later afternoon nao ussally around 3-4pm if shes does she ussally goes to be around 8-8:30 eaither way though she is up between 5-6am
almost 9 year old
in bed by 9pm lights out by 10pm
up between 8-9am
we try to start school by 10am
DS7 goes to bed about 830-900. He is up at 630-700
DD's go to sleep about 730 and are also up about 730.
YDD is 19 mos and takes about a 2 hr nap in the afternoon. Sometimes she will go back to sleep when ODD wakes at 730. And she wakes about 830 then.
Same on the weekends..... ODD doesn't nap, but I do make her nap on wknds sometimes. She needs it. Sometimes I will also let DS stay up late and watch a movie/play game...etc on the wknds.