What time do your children sleep??

May 27, 2007 4:27pm CST
This always brings up a discussion because reports say that if you child sleeps earlier they are generally going to be healthy and more active in the future. But i cant really believe. I doubt that making your child sleep as hour or so early is going to change much.
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@jennysp8 (855)
• United States
28 May 07
I don't think it matters what time of day/night children go to bed as long as they are getting enough sleep period. My children usually didn't fall alseep until 10:30 (though in bed @ 9:30) but now that has got to change because they won't be able to sleep in as late with starting school.
@wmaharper (2316)
• United States
27 May 07
My children are younger than the previous posters, but my oldest (almost 3 years old) goes to bed at 8:00 p.m., while his younger brother (9months old) goes to bed at around 7:00-7:30 p.m. if they stay up much later, they don't sleep in any later, and are just grumpy. ALso, if my boys don't go to bed on time, they wake up alot in the middle of the night, but it's problably just because they are so young. i think 8:30-9:00 is a pretty good bedtime for a school age child, but then it does depend on what time the parents get home, and they eat dinner and give baths etc. I do think it's important for them to get enough rest though. I think it's horrible that some schools start so early, i've heard of schools starting as early as 7:30 a.m. (not in this area, but back home where I"m from) I think that's awful, the students won't learn anything if they are half-asleep!
@tina12679 (1126)
• United States
27 May 07
I generaly put mine to bed at 9 pm on school nights and saturdays if they are going to church the next morning, on the weekends they have free time anytime they want to go they go and whatever time they wake up they wake up. I never stop them if they fall asleep through the evenings and i try not to get them to bed any later then 10 pm . 10 is a strech they seem not to have enogh sleep then. so i guess as long as your child seems to be getting enough sleep then whatever time you use should be ok and healthy.
@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
27 May 07
If my kids go to bed too early, then they are up too early and ahve to get through the school day but by lunch are exhausted so that just doesnt work for us...On school nights they have a 9:30 - 10 pm bedtime and they get to read or play a game etc for 30 mins then its lights out...on the weekends though and in the summer they have no set bedtime at all unless I need them up early the next day for some reason or another...
@mememama (3077)
• United States
27 May 07
I think as long as they get enough sleep, it doesn't matter what time they go to bed. My son used to go to bed at 11 pm, but now after a growth spurt that threw us for a loop, he goes to bed at 9 pm.