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How much sleep should my child be getting?

 

The amount of sleep necessary for proper growth varies by age and can be found in the table below.  As infants start sleeping for longer periods of time, parents should try to encourage more sleep at night and limit napping during the day.  Try to limit more stimulating activities such as playing with your infant and "tummy time" to the daytime.  Try to keep your infants room very bright during the day and keep the lights off as much as possible at night, even during times of feeding.  Children will usually give up their morning nap at about 1 year of age and the afternoon nap at about age 4 years.  Naps for children of all ages should be kept to fewer than 3 hours.

 

Average Sleep by Age (h)

Age Nighttime Sleep Daytime Sleep
1 week 8.25 8.25
1 month 8.5 7.0
3 months 9.5 5.5
6 months 10.5 3.75
9 months 11.0 3.0
12 months 11.25 2.5
18 months 11.5 2.0
2 years 11.5 1.5
3 years 11.0 1.0
4 years 11.5  
5 years 11.0  
6 years 10.75  
7 years 10.5  
8 years 10.25  
9 years 10.0  
10 years 9.75  
11 years 9.5  
12-13 years 9.25  
14 years 9.0  
15 years 8.75  
16  years 8.5  

17  years

and older

8.25  

 

      (Pediatrics in Review. Vol 22, No 10. October 2001.)

 

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