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#1 of 43 Old 10-02-2011, 06:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
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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?


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DD is 16 months and goes to bed shortly after 8. She's always up before 7. I'd love it if she slept longer but... she just won't do it no matter what time we put her down.

 

I don't think 8 is too early for kids to get up at all. It sounds like they get enough sleep.

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I'm pretty sure anything past 8am would be a luxury for most parents!

My 1.5 year old goes to bed at 6:30 and is up between 6 and 7.
My 3 year old goes to bed at 7 and is up between 6 and 7.

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My DD is 27 months. She goes to bed about 9pm and wakes at 7- 7:30 or so. She naps for 1.5-2hours in the afternoon.
I doubt there are very many kids that wake up later than 8 or 8:30am. Except teenagers!
I would LOVE for my DD to sleep until 8:30 on the weekends.

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Our DD is 21 months and goes to bed between 8 and 9, and wakes up around 9 or 930 and takes a nap from 2pm to 5 pm.  

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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.

 

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Our guy has NEVER slept past 7:30am.  The vast majority of the time he is awake sometime between 5:45am and 6:30am and he goes to sleep between 7pm and 8pm.  I am amazed that your kids sleep so late!  Lucky!


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8:30 seems late compared to most kids I know, especially with such an early bedtime.

My DS gets up very late but also goes to bed very late (11:30pm-10am) which is very odd but apparently that's just how his biological clock is wired -- he's the same as me actually, I did the same thing as a kid & still do.

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My 2 year old goes to bed between 8 and 9pm, but sometimes (like last night) he stays up talking to himself or playing quietly until 10pm (an hour after I put him in bed). Typically, he wakes up between 7 and 8:30am. On most days, he'll also sleep 2-3hours in the afternoon.


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2 year old DS goes to bed between 7:30 and 8pm and usually gets up between 6:00 and 6:30am. He takes a nap (1.5 to 2 hours) in the afternoon. He has never slept past 7am, and his schedule is the same regardless of weekday/weekend. I dream of the day he will sleep until 8am!


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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.

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My 2.5 yr old gets in bed at 7:30/8:00 but sometimes sings/plays to herself for an hour or more.  She wakes up at 7:00/7:30 like clockwork, and takes a 1.5-2 hr nap at 12:30 every day. 


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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 eyesroll.gif.  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.


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My DD is 22 months, she goes to bed at 8:30-9:00, and wakes around 8:30-9:00, some days she even sleeps til 10. She also naps for 1.5-2 hours in the afternoon.


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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.


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It's bizarre-o to me that your MIL thinks 8 - 8:30 AM qualifies as "too early"! I would jump with joy if either of my kiddos slept that late. Occasionally after a long run of crazy late nights in the summer my 9 YO will sleep until 8 AM . . . she got up at 6:30 AM for years, no matter how late we put her to bed. Now she sleeps 8:45 PM to anywhere between 7 - 7:30. My 3 YO sleeps from 7:30 - 7:45 to about 7 AM on a good morning; gets up as early as 5:45 on a bad morning. She always naps about 1.5 hours in the afternoon.

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18 (almost 19) month old

bedtime 6:30

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

 

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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. 


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DD1 goes to bed around 9 and wakes up between 9 and 10.  Up until 6 months ago she went to bed at 11 and woke up between 10-11.


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Wow!  You are lucky, I think they sleep in late!  My 18mos old goes to bed at 7 and wakes up between 6-6:30, though on a really really rare occasion he'll until 7...

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My 15 month old daughter usually goes to bed around 9 and wakes up at 7.  We're still doing two naps.

 

Last night she went to bed at 10 and woke up at 5:30.  UGH!


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I also think 8-8.30 is pretty late for them to get up, especially with such an early bedtime.

 

My 3.5 y.o goes to bed about 9 and is up about 7-7.30 (no nap) and my 13 month old goes to bed about 8 and is up about 7-7.30 with a 1.5 hour nap in the middle of the day.


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We co-sleep, and DD goes to bed with us between 10-11:30. She generally wakes up around between 9am-10am. Having an earlier schedule doesn't make sense for our household. *shrug*

 

 

 

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We co-sleep, and DD goes to bed with us between 10-11:30. She generally wakes up around between 9am-10am. Having an earlier schedule doesn't make sense for our household. *shrug*

 

 

 



I loved our schedule when it was like that.  I miss late mornings, especially when it's raining.


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My 2 year old goes to bed somewhere between 7:30 and 8:30.  (We usually aim for 8 but sometimes his needs vary.)  He usually wakes up around 6, 6:30.

 

I think it's unreasonable to expect most kids to stay in bed for 13+ hours... which is what your MIL seems to think they should be doing.


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OP--your MIL and mine must compare notes.  I learned early on to avoid any mention to her of our son's specific wake/sleep times or even directly answer "Does he STTN?"  I  have a handful of auto-responses for her now regarding his sleep:

 

"He sleeps great."

"He does fine."

"He's well-rested."

 

She always tells me that her children always slept 12-13 hours per night.  Maybe it's true, maybe her memories have faded.  When I'm in a bad mood, I imagine it's the latter, but I really don't know, of course.

 

The truth?  Our 18 month old typically goes down between 9 and 10 and wakes around 7.  He takes one nap a day, usually between an hour and two.  He still nurses many times during the night, even if it's just for a few minutes.  It's fair to say I'm awakened a half-dozen times a night.  It sucks and I'm exhausted, but that's what we are dealing with and I am not willing to give up co-sleeping or nursing.  So be it.

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I am glad to see these responses because I have worried that my DD doesn't get enough sleep. Between night sleep and a nap she sleeps about 12 hours per day on a good day. I was under the impression that most kids sleep 12 hours per night plus a nap. She seems well rested, but I still worried she didn't sleep enough. But she seems on par with a lot of kids here.


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I think your kiddo's sleep sounds great! You are pretty lucky! Not sure what you MIL is thinking?

 

My little guy goes to sleep between 9:15-9:30 and wakes between 7:30 and 8:30. DH comes home for dinner around 7:00 so we run a bit later than most here so we can eat at a family.

 

 

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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?


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My almost-4yo goes to bed between 7-8p and wakes up between 6-8.  The 16mo, however, is another (tragic, for me, anyway) story:  He goes to bed at 7 every night and is always up between 5-6a, no matter what.  We've tried everything, and it's just like he's wired to wake up then.  Uf.

 


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My boys are all up until about 10-11pm (they are 7, 3 and 2), and they wake up 9am.  My 2yo takes a 2 hour nap during the day.

When my oldest was in public school, bed time was much earlier, but we homeschool now, and the boys like to stay up so they have some time with their daddy.  (He works 2 jobs, and isn't usually home until 9:30pm.)

 

 

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