(Closed) Kids Bedtime

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Children under 10 should be in bed by...
    7 : (5 votes)
    10 %
    8 : (28 votes)
    57 %
    9 : (16 votes)
    33 %
    10 : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    5654 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    DS is 7 y/o and his bedtime has always been 7:30/8:00… with the exception of Sundays and Wednesday b/c we have service so it’s as soon as we get home, usually right about 9.

    Kids that age should be getting around 12 hours of sleep a day. So if they do not take naps they should get almost that much sleep at night.

    DS sleeps from 11-13 hours a night.

    When I was pregnant with DS YEARS ago now (lol) I read that not getting enough sleep plays alot into behavior and even learning abilities b/c all that the young brain is doing and that it only does it while sleeping… SOOOO I’ve just always set an early bedtime.

    Post # 4
    2539 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    if her daughter is falling asleep during school then she def needs a later bed time. my son is 5 and he is bed by 8 every night. But he is in kindergarden that is full day and they take naps every day.

    Post # 5
    2440 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012
    Post # 7
    2496 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    Dr. WebMD says that children between 3-6 need 10-12 hours of sleep per night.  So, if she wakes up at 6:30, she could be in bed, asleep by 7:30 and not be getting too much.  However, 8:30 still puts her getting 10 hours, which is technically enough.

    Is it possible she is also not actually asleep at 8:30?  Kids are pretty good at pretending to sleep when, in fact, they are not.  I learned that lesson years ago as a babysitter. 🙂

    Post # 8
    1697 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Im a kindergarten teacher and a parent of a 12 year old. kids need sleep. I tell my students parents 10 hours. sometimes with different schedules its impossible but I aimed for early bedtime.

    Post # 10
    10851 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    My stepson is 5 and his bedtime is 7:30. It only gets extended on weekends the odd time if we’re doing something special or fun, but we try to stick to the 7:30 time as much as possible. He’s been in that routine for as long as I can remember! Sometimes he’ll even ask to go to bed early, that always throws us for a loop, lol! He’s pretty predictable in his solid 12 hours though, any less and he’s a cranky little man.

    Post # 11
    1145 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2000

    My exceptionally smart 4th grade student had a 7pm bedtime.

    Post # 12
    2142 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think it depends. My nieces and nephews are always late sleepers, bed time not till like 930-1000 up the next morning for school. But they are always raring to go every day.

    My husband’s nieces on the other hand if they are not in bed by 7pm boy oh boy are they cranky pants, little piss pots.

    In your friend’s case it sounds like they need more sleep!

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