When we once lived with my parents, I occasionally heard outrage from my mother that my daughter was going to bed late.
But it seems to me that if a child is cheerful and cheerful, it means that he is satisfied with such a regime, right? In the end, at the age of 5-6, children are already able to understand and voice their desires, and to go to bed on their own is not a problem for them.
I have many girlfriends with children, and everyone’s regime is different. Is it worth being guided by the majority opinion or trust the experience of the older generation, as you think?
How much should you sleep?
If you look at the signs indicating the required number of hours of sleep for children of a certain age, you can find out that a child of 5-7 years old needs 11 hours a day.
To be honest, I don’t really like such research results of British scientists. After all, all children are very different, some of them refuse from daytime sleep already in two years, while others cannot refuse it, even being at school.
It is like comparing adults. For example, eight hours of sleep is enough for me. In this case, there are two prerequisites: sleep must be continuous and the rise is not very early. I can not sleep any longer physically. But my husband can sleep and 12-14 hours in a row, this is what I have never in my life;)
One of my girlfriend’s daughter goes to bed very early – around eight o’clock in the evening, a maximum of 9. Honestly, for me this mode is completely inconvenient, because my daughter’s classes end at 7, but you have to get home, eat, do homework, play or walk. In general, it does not work.
But the friend is convenient because she works at the computer, while focusing on the American time. Yes, and in the evenings rarely go somewhere.
I like our mode. First, it is the presence of daytime sleep. And secondly, I rarely make you go to sleep – I am guided by the needs of the child. It suits me when my daughter falls asleep a little earlier than adults.
Here I wanted to write that the second paragraph allows me to manage my affairs without being distracted, and then I suddenly realized that a waking child does not bother me at all. That’s how fast time flies!
So, as it is convenient for every family! It seems to me that now this question is no longer as important as for children of one or three years old. After all, the kids begin to creepily terribly with a lack of sleep, and they still cannot go and go to bed.
According to my observations, the daughter is quite enough eight or nine hours of night sleep and two hours of the day. If for some reason she didn’t sleep during the day, then the amount of night sleep increases.
Knowing this and the estimated time of recovery, I get an estimated end time. The daughter clearly knows that after the evening shower and the cartoon she needs to pack.
I never condemn and rarely pay attention to problems with late breaking. Of course, to start active games at 10 o’clock in the evening is not worth it, but it is also somehow too much for me to light up in the dark.
Although, for some it is really convenient. For example, my parents started the working day at 7:45, and I also needed to be taken to kindergarten. It was too early rise and was due to early rebound.
Each child is an individual, and I don’t intend to change the mode only because someone lays down at exactly 10. Often I hear the phrase She sleeps again in the afternoon? Enough already, the same adult! But if the child is tired, besides, a two-hour workout is scheduled for the evening, then why will I forbid her to gain strength during sleep ?!
I believe that in this matter one should be guided exclusively by the individual needs of the child, the comfort of the parents and common sense. What do you think?