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We have a 5 year old and a 3 year old. What is the best bedtime and how long should they sleep? We suspect the 5 year old isn’t getting enough sleep as the 3 year old wakes very early.
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Pediatrician: Dr. Saha, Doctor replied 23 days ago

How many hours does the 5 year old sleep?

Does he take day time nap?

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Customer reply replied 23 days ago
Hard to tell at the moment as his sister (3)(in the same room) is asleep by 7pm and awake at 5am.I think he’s asleep by about 830pm but being woken at 5am. Previously when he had the room to himself he would stay in bed til 800am.We noticed bags under his eyes and he’s a bit more emotional and irrational.We think moving her out or getting him to bed much earlier would be the right way to go.Just wanted to know what they need and what times are best. We are leaning toward earlier.
Pediatrician: Dr. Saha, Doctor replied 23 days ago

Thank you for all the information,
I understand your concern.

3 year old usually sleeps for 10-12 hours.
Usually children of his age go to bed between 7-9 PM.
They sleep for 10-12 hours too.
Often they get up between 6-8 AM.
There is individual variation.
Less than 8 hours sleep is not normal for him.

Though his sleeping hours is normal but he is getting up early.

You can try to move his sister out so that he can sleep normally.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
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