When is bed time at your house?

What time does your LO go to bed? How old are they? My son is 3 and goes to bed late. Everything I see on the internet seems to say he should be going to bed early but he isn't tired.

  • A
    Oct 04

    I would imagine it’s largely dependent on what time he wakes up in the morning/if he naps ect. My twins are 3.5 - they are kind of in between needing a nap and not. If they don’t nap, they are out by 7pm. If they do nap - I struggle to get them down before 9. They wake up at 6am no matter what I do ... so I often worry about them getting enough Zzzzs too.

  • Kieli
    Oct 04

    My 2 year old goes to bed late too. When she’s really active, and doesn’t nap she’s asleep by 9ish. But if she sleeps in, and naps and is around the house all day some nights she won’t go down until 11. My daughter is never tired at 7, which is the time “they” say they should be asleep

  • PK
    Oct 04

    My son goes to bed between 730 and 8. Normally he gets up anytime between 630-730 am but the past month it’s been more like anywhere between 5 and 6 am 😔. Been working on putting him down later bit by bit in hopes that he wakes up later and also in preparation for daylight savings

  • Lindsay
    Oct 04

    Trying to nail this down with my 2.5 year old and now a 5 month old. It's like a moving target depending on naps... ugh. 2.5 year old has decided he is no longer napping (smh). He typically wakes up between 6-7am. If I take him for a car ride he may sometimes nap and we aim for 8pm. If he doesn't nap I seriously put him down at 6:30 or 7. People think I'm crazy but at least he can get 12 hours of sleep.

  • Cathy
    Oct 05

    In bed at 7:30. Asleep by 8:30.

  • Anonymous
    Oct 05

    My son is 2 and he sleeps 7:30-7:30. I will say though that we have to be up by 7:30 to get to daycare/work. On the weekends when we all sleep in and push back nap time he will be up with us closer to 10

  • Karla
    Oct 06

    My son is 2.5 and he goes to bed at 10pm. We mostly do this because of our work schedules. Also we noticed that when he went to bed at 7pm he was up at 11pm full of energy lol so we came to the conclusion that 10pm worked for us. We are expecting our 2nd baby this month and since I'm home now I am hoping I can find a way to get him to bed earlier. He does so much better when he sleep more than 10 hours.

  • Karoline
    Oct 10

    My 2 1/2 year old goes to bed at 9:30 and sleeps until about 7, with a 2 hour nap most days. We've tried to put her to bed earlier, but it's a battle. And then she tends to wake up during the night or super early in the morning. She's happy and healthy and about as well behaved as you can expect from a 2 year old, so I've decided to stop worrying about it.

  • Tash
    Oct 10

    My almost 3 year old has had a bedtime of 10pm for the past year. She wakes up at 730am and has a 1.5-2 hour nap. She is fully rested and happy with that schedule and we get to see plenty of her so it all works. PS: If we skip her nap she goes to sleep at 9/930 and is overtired / cranky.

  • Vonda
    Oct 11

    My son goes to bed at 8pm. He is 2 years old. We are night potty training so I get him up at 4am to pee. And he gets up for the day at 7am.

  • Angel
    Oct 14

    Before vacay 7-7:30 since we got back it's been bad tonight i got her down at 8:30 she is 5! I will get back to 7:30 if my life depends on it

  • PK
    Oct 14

    @angel, daylight savings is coming up though so 830 will become 730

  • Jennifer
    Oct 15

    I have a 4 year old and I use to just let her stay up late with me (until about 11pm)because I was under the impression she wasn’t sleepy but in reality she really was sleepy. In the mornings I would dread getting her up for kindercare! I had to put a stop to this ASAP!! So I try and cut out screen time on iPad 2 hours before bed and then we would watch tv for 30 mins (set the sleep timer on the tv) I would read her a book of her choosing then after the book. It’s time to go to sleep. I would remind her constantly of our schedule. Tired or not it’s bedtime period. Even if that means she has to cry herself to sleep. Most of the time she dillydallies she finds an excuse to pee, pray brush her teeth again🙄 but lights are out at 9-9:30’ish