I am pregnant and starting to get my head around parenthood, and there is one thing that I am always wondering and cannot make sense of, and that is that all the people I know that have young babies and children put them to bed at 7pm, and then spend all their time complaining that there little one wakes up at 5am.
What I don't understand is why the norm seems to be to put your child to bed so early? Surely if they go to bed at 9pm they sleep in later? I know people like to have some evening adult time but surely it's better to spend a couple more hours with your baby than spending the evening fighting to get them to sleep, then be woken super early?
It seems to be very much a UK cultural thing as friends I have in France and Spain put theirs babies to sleep much later!
What are your views?