Bedtime Routine: Let’s Talk Bedtime

What Time Does Your Child Go to Bed?

Let’s talk bedtime… What time does your child go to bed, and what is their age? Many parents struggling with bedtime routines with their young children wonder how other parents manage and what time they turn off the lights. Pulled from our archives, here’s what our readers had to share…

  • 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!”
  • 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.”
  • 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!”
  • 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.”
  • Read feedback posted to the Hilltown Families Facebook page for many more comments made by our readers.

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