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What is a normal night’s sleep for a child?

Answered by Dawn Kelly
8th September 2015
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As parents, you are best placed to know just how much sleep your little one requires and there is no magic number of hours that each particular child should have. This guide is the approximate hours of sleep that children of a particular age should aim for:

Age

Recommended Sleep

 

Daytime

Night Time

1 week

8hrs

8hrs 30mins

4 weeks

6hrs 45mins

8hrs 45mins

3 months

5hrs

10hrs

6 months

4hrs

10hrs

9 months

2hrs 45mins

11hrs 15mins

12 months

2hrs 30mins

11hrs 30mins

2 years

1hr 15mins

11hrs 45mins

3 years

1hr

11hrs

4 years

-

11hrs 30mins

5 years

-

11hrs

6 years

-

10hrs 45mins

7 years

-

10hrs 30mins

8 years

-

10hrs 15mins

9 years

-

10hrs

10 years

-

9hrs 45mins

11 years

-

9hrs 30mins

12 years

-

9hrs 15mins

 

As well as getting the right amount of sleep, the quality of sleep is also very important. Uninterrupted sleep plays an essential role in helping your child develop, and little naps during the day also play an important role in keeping your little one alert.

 

 

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