What time do you put your kids to bed?

What time do you put your kids to bed? Mine has been waking up at 5 am every single day, so I am wondering If I am putting them to bed too early? They are 3 and 7, and they go to bed at 6:30 pm. Advice?


I guess it all depends on what time the day starts for you? If you’re a working mom and you have to drop your kid(s) off… my kids (15,13 and 9) all go to bed by 9:00. And up by 6:45… except Fridays… they get to stay up till 11… my youngest usually can’t last till 11 so :woman_shrugging:t2:

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6:30 pm?? That seems early to me but I’m not a professional. Just a mom of 3. (6,7, and 13 girls) I like them to be in bed by 8pm but they may get 30 mins of tv. So 8:30 is their official bedtime. The oldest gets a little more leeway. It seems to work out fine. Even if they don’t fall straight to sleep, they’re still getting like 9 hours. Extra on the weekends. It works for us. Good luck!


Try putting them to bed at 7. Then 7:30 and so on… 6:30 bedtime may be too early and that would be the reason for such an early rise. If you think about it There is 24 hours in a day and they are in bed 12 of those hours. 8 hours is necessary

I have a 4 and 8 year old They go to bed between 7:30- 8pm. Any later and the little one falls asleep. works great for us. :slight_smile:

Mine are 3 1/2 we put the. To bed around 8:30-9 I usually wake them between 6-6:30 during the week and on weekends I let them wake up on their own.

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My 6 year old is in bed no later than 7pm on school nights and up by 6am. She’s awake until she falls asleep (usually 8:30pm) on non school nights and sleeps in until 8:30.
She is also a child who needs her 12 full hours of sleep 🤦
Our 1 year old baby is in bed by 7pm no matter what and is awake at 6am no matter what. But he also got put on the schedule since he was born and in the NICU.

Mine were all different, one went to bed 9:00pm, got 9:00am. One went to bed 8:00pm, got up 5:00-5:30am. One went to bed around 9:00 and got up between 5:00 and 6:00. They are all different, but, I’d let yours stay up a bit later.

My kids are almost 11 and 6 (both girls) have been going to bed between 8 and 830 for the last 2 years. We get up at 6am so I can get them to daycare by 630 and I’m at work by 7. It’s always worked for us, and some days they ask to go to bed before 8.

Dang! 6:30??? My kids, 10 & 5 don’t eat dinner till 6:30 most nights. Mine usually hop into bed at 8 and are out before 8:30.


I give my 3 year a bath at 7 ND he goes to bed right after so he’s asleep by 7:30 -7:45 but he’s a handful lol ND he gets up by 7 no matter what time he goes to bed and my other ones are 9 and gonna be 12 their bedtime is around 8:30 school nights …ND my oldest is 17 so he don’t really have a bed time

Up until last week, my 7 year old went to bed at 6:30 but would wake up in the middle of the night and again at 4 am. He now goes to bed at 8pm, been better so far

That’s a bit early. Try keeping them up until 8


6:30 is way early! My 2 yr old goes to bed around 8:30 or 9 and sleeps until 6 on days he goes to daycare, a little later on other days. He also takes about a 2 1/2 or 3 hour nap after lunch


My teenager goes to bed like at 10pm.and so does my 4 year old. Teenager wakes up at 620am for school weekdays. Weekends she wakes up whenever she feels like it. My 4 year old wakes up at 930ish or sometimes not until 10am

I put mine to bed at 8 he is 6 yrs old… (and he wakes up at 6-7 am)
Them going to bed at 630 is definitely why they are up at 5 …if I put my son to bed at 630 he would be up at 3am


I put my 3yr old to bed at 8 and he sleeps between 6-7 am the next morning. I give him a nap around 12 -1 depending on the time he woke up that morning.

Mine are 2m, 6 , 7 and 10 all but they baby goes to sleep at 9pm. Only one wakes up at 5am.

My girls are 3 and newly 10. My 10 yr old has autism and difficulty falling asleep. Some nights we dont go to bed til 1am. Then wake up at 9:30-10:00am. We live in Southern Ca. We homeschool so schooling is flexable.

That’s ten hours right out the gate. Way to early momma. 8:30 seems suffice…