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About bedtime-how do you get kids to bed

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I've always been super anal about my kids bedtime… I don't know why, I think because I'm with them all the time that the only time I truly have to myself where I know that they are fine and well, is when they are cozy in their beds. I put them to bed pretty early I'm told… My son, almost 9 and my daughter is 6… and they are in bed with books by 7:15… Lights out by 7:45 and asleep (mostly) by 8…


My son is now nine and we start his bedtime routine (shower, brush teeth, bed) around 7:30 and he is in bed and almost asleep no later than 8:30. My friends are stunned that my kid are in bed that early...they let their kids go to bed at 10 pm. I like knowing that my kids get about 10-12 hours of sleep most days. They need it.


So I have always put my girls(3&4) to bed at 8. Since they were born and works great for us. But I hear a lot of other people talk about their kids bedtime isn't till like 9:30.

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