How Much Sleep Does your Child Need?
You may have heard time and time again about how important sleep is for your child and that they should be getting ‘enough’ sleep every night. But how do you know how much sleep your child needs?
Sleep needs vary from child to child and by age. Knowing how much sleep your child should be getting is the first step towards healthy sleep.
We have put together a quick guide for you to be able to see how much sleep your child needs as he or she grows.
It is important to note that these are just guidelines. Some little ones may need a tad less or a little more.
If you need help reaching the recommended sleep goals, we can help!
Pam and Elisa
|Age||Night Sleep||Day Sleep||Total Sleep|
|Newborn-2 months||8-9 hours (many naps)||7-9 hours (many naps)||16-18 hours
|2-4 months||9-10 hours||4-5 hours (3-5 naps)||14-16 hours|
|4-6 months||11 hours||3-4 hours (3-4 naps)||14-15 hours
|6-9 months||11-12 hours||3-4 hours (3 naps)||14-15 hours|
|9-12 months||11-12 hours||2-3 hours (2 naps)||13-14 hours
|12-18 months||11-12 hours||2-3 hours (1-2 naps)||13-14 hours|
|18 months-2 yrs.||11-12 hours||2 hours (1 nap)||13-14 hours|
|2 -3 years||11-12 hours||1-2 hours (1 nap)||12-14 hours|
|3-5 years||11-13 hours||11-13 hours|