Q&A: Let’s Talk Bedtime


Let’s talk bedtime… What time does your child go to bed, and what is their age? Pulled from our archives, here’s what our readers had to share…

  • Nancyjo Craig Rongner writes: “‎22.5 months. Somewhere between 7 and 8.”
  • Amanda Saklad‎ writes: “5, 9, 11 – all go to bed at 8pm (the 5 and 11yo share a room and it is tough to have the younger one go to bed earlier).”
  • Angela Golembeski‎ writes: “7pm. Ages 3, 8 & 10. We are early risers but they still get their 12 hours in.”
  • Drew Campbell writes: “Almost 10yo is in bed at 8:30, lights-out at 9:00.”
  • Meggin Thwing Eastman writes: “‎7-8pm, depending on whether he had a nap; 3.5yo.”
  • Heather Richardson writes: “My boys are 2 and 4 and they go to bed between 7 and 8.”
  • Kate Thompson Bader writes: “My son is 10 months and he goes to bed between 6:30 and 7:00. I wish he would stay up a little later!”
  • Myanna Carbin-O’Brien writes: “One son is 20 months…6:45-7:15ish depending on nap. My other son is 4, no nap and 7:30.”
  • Kara Kitchen‎ writes: “8 (almost 9) y.o. Twins in bed at 9 lights out at 9:30 sleep till 7 am-weekends they can stay up till midnight and sleep in till 10 when nothing to do!”
  • Sara Barry writes: “4.5 months and 2 years—Bed time is between 7 and 7:30, though this time of year we’re having trouble getting inside early enough to get to bed on time.”
  • Joan Griswold writes: “My daughter is 9, going to be 10 in September. We get her into to bed to read at 8:30 and lights out at 9PM. Weekends are a little later. I like seeing what others do!”
  • Michelle Huddy‎ writes: “1.5, 5 and 6. Between 7:00-8:00. The 5 year old is up at 6:00 every morning!”
  • Melanie Klein Courtemanche writes: “Would be great if you could change the question to include what time is your child up in the morning too.”
  • Kathleen Roden Spires writes: “5 y/o boy…bed and lights out (if no t-ball game) @7:15/20…he’s up in the AM (sleeps like a rock thru the night) 6:15/30 self waking up. He is in full day Kindergarten…”
  • Diane Hinze Kanzler writes: “‎4.5-year-old girl, in bed by 8 p.m. (7-7:30 in winter), self-wakes between 6 and 7 a.m. Awesome sleeper.”
  • Carrie St John writes: “‎5.5 years. Bath at 7pm, stories at 7:30, sleeping with seconds. Generally awake between 6-7am. A later bedtime means grumpies and she still wakes at the same time no matter the bedtime. She has had an internal alarm since birth.”
  • Vanessa Van Stee‎ writes: “15 month old – in bed at 7pm.”

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3 Comments on “Q&A: Let’s Talk Bedtime

  1. My 4 year old goes to bed at 7 and gets up at 6:30. My 8 year old goes to bed at 7:30 (lights out at 8:30) and we get him up at 7.

  2. 4.5 month old, seems to be on the sun’s schedule, early to bed early to rise: usually goes to bed between 5:30 and 6:30 depending on naps and gets up between 5:30 and 6:30. My husband and I are up early so it works perfect for our family!

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