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post #21 of 39

nice, nothing wrong with that!


DSD's bed time is 8, but she will often be up till 9 due to our dinners being late. she wakes up 7 - 7:30. i like the mornings she is here, even though i tend to sleep late. being woken up, no matter the time, with kid snuggles is the best.


eta: i did manage to get an extra half hour (most nights) by putting a black fleece blanket over her window ;)

post #22 of 39

Here it's lights out at 8, up at 530! Consider yourself lucky, and tell your MIL to mind her own business.

post #23 of 39

In bed at 8. They fall asleep in between 8:15 and 9. (the 4 y.o. has no nap, she falls asleep earlier. 2 y.o. naps, so she takes longer to fall asleep...) School wake-up: 6:20. Natural wake-up when no school: in between 7 and 7:30.

post #24 of 39

I wish my kids would sleep 13 hours just once a month! It would be great :)


Usually my older two(4 1/2 and almost 3) go to sleep around 700-800 pm (depending on how many times I have to put them down) and they get up between 530-600am. Even if they go to bed late they still wake up at 6am at the latest. One night we stayed out late, didn't get to bed until after 1am and they were up at 6am.. Neither takes a nap either.


The baby goes to sleep anywhere between 630-8pm (depending on whether he took an early or late nap) and then he is up between 6am-730 am depending on when he goes to sleep. He takes 1 30-60 minute nap during the day.


post #25 of 39

My son (5 next month) goes to bed between 10-12 and awakens between 8-9a.  We homeschool so waking early is not an issue.   If my son went to bed that early he would never have dinner as we don't have dinner until 6-730ish.  He always was a night owl (he has always been on our schedule).  Sometimes he will nap if we drive around early evening.

post #26 of 39

I just have to chime in and say that our 18 month old went down at 9:40 last night and was up at 5 a.m.  What is up with kids who need so little sleep? dizzy.gif

post #27 of 39

My girls go to bed at 8pm and up at 6:30am for school. They have been having trouble getting up in the morning and it has become a big hassle so we plan to move bedtime back to 7pm.

post #28 of 39

My dd age 4.5 goes to bed around 8pm and wakes up around 7-7:30am. She has been like that since age 2. I don't think I will be this lucky with subsequent children!

post #29 of 39

Your MIL must not have raised kids if she thinks that 8 am is too early to get up.  My dd is in school now and her bus comes at 8:15.  We get up between 7 and 7:30.  Even Nursery School starts at 9 so 8 would be the very latest.  People who work generally have to get up before 8 and so do their kids.   It sounds like you are blessed with a child who sleeps for so long!    My 6 yo sleep 10-10.5 hours a night and my 3 year old just a little more than that with no nap - 11.5 hours if I'm lucky and have a nice quiet early bedtime which is rare.  We get up between 7 and 7:30 every day including weekends.   Lights out for the little one 7:30-8-asleep 7:45-8:15.   Older one falls asleep by 9.  

post #30 of 39

Our 3 and 5 year old are in bed by 7:30, but I usually have to go in and tell them to stop talking at least once or twice. They probably fall asleep closer to 8ish.  They are up by about 6:30-7 every morning.

Our 9 year old is a night owl and stays up till about 9:30-10.  He is up by about 8:30-9. 

post #31 of 39

My son is 5 and goes to bed between 8 and 8:30 depending on how much he's dragging his heels and is out by 9. He's up at 6:30.

post #32 of 39

DD#1 bedtime 9pm lightout by 10pm wakes somewhere between 8-9am ussually she is jsut shy of 9 years old

DD#2 bedtime between 6:30-8pm depending on when she napped and her cues (mostly the 6:30ish slot) still wakes a few tiems in the night up for the day around 6am.. 19 months



post #33 of 39

4.5yo is asleep around 8, up at 7am. Almost-7yo is asleep around 8:45 and usually up 6:30 to 7am. 

I think 8am is late to sleep in the morning!

post #34 of 39

I think your children are close to the max you could expect them to sleep (and you are very luckywinky.gif) ; perhaps you should print this out and leave it laying around

Child Sleep: Recommended Hours For Every Age.


My children are early risers in general, no matter what time they went to bed (not unusual for small children), so we have had to take some measures so we get some sleep. They each have room darkening curtains--ds (7.5) has ADHD and problems getting/staying asleep so he had them first; we got them for dd (5) because she was getting up at the crack of dawn and we want to be able to sleep until 7am on weekends (Target has some less expensive, shorter, and "child friendly" colors, Walmart has some thicker, more expensive, but very good darkening curtains).  Last night we put them to bed at 7pm because dd has a mild cold and ds was coughing a bit; ds was up around 5am and I woke dd up, though it was easier than normal. When I was little I would get up around 6am on the weekends.


Currently, we try to get them to bed by 7:30pm and they wake at 6am to get ready for school (leave with dh at 7:15am)--if I don't have dh to help (sick or doing homework) I usually can't herd them to bed until 8pm. Ds is ok with 10hrs sleep but I think dd could use 11hrs.

post #35 of 39

We don't believe in mornings.  lol.gif


DS (4.5yo) falls asleep between 9:30 and 11 most nights.  He gets up between 8:30 and 10 most mornings, whenever I wake up.   

post #36 of 39

I cannot imagine getting my kids to bed that early. They would be up a lot earlier than 8am if I was able to get them to sleep that early.


DD (age 5) goes to bed at 8pm and is up around 6:30. On weekends when she can wake up whenever she wants it's usually 7 or 8am. Before starting a medication that makes her sleepy she had a really tough time going to bed before 9:30 or 10 but also a really hard time getting up to go to daycare. She would naturally sleep later, but would also naturally go to bed later too. I think her internal clock is set to a bit later schedule. Too bad our lifestyle cannot accommodate.


DS (age 8) goes to bed around 8:45 and wakes up at 5:30. We tried putting him to bed at the same time as his sister and he kept waking up at 4:30ish, so we had to move his bedtime later. DS has always always been an earlier riser. I can count a handful of times in his entire life (infant to now) when he has slept past 6am. It doesn't matter what time he went to bed he's up by 6:00.


It sounds to me like your kids are getting plenty of sleep and if the routine works for you I wouldn't worry too much. Sleeping until 8 sounds like luxury to me.

Edited by JollyGG - 10/21/11 at 6:50am
post #37 of 39

On school nights my 7 year old goes to bed at 8:30 & wakes up at 7. On weekends he goes to bed at 10 & usually wakes up around 8. 

My 3 week old has no schedule of course. orngtongue.gif

post #38 of 39

My 4 year old goes to bed between 7pm-8:30 pm..Just depends on whether she napped at preschool or not..But she gets up between 5:30-6am because I have to go to work.On Sundays she might sleep till 7am...She has never been a late sleeper like other kids but she has also had to get up early most of her life so I could go to work...

post #39 of 39

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Edited by rainbow_mandala - 11/15/12 at 11:19pm
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