How much sleep does your child need? (Newborn to 8 Years)

 

How much sleep does your child need?
How much sleep does your child need?

As new parents one of the most baffling questions to answer is ‘how much sleep does my child need?.’ Everyone knows the importance of quality sleep for a baby but not every parent is blessed with a baby who sleeps at the right time and for right duration. While most new born babies manage to make their parents look like zombies thanks to their erratic sleep schedules, there are toddlers who just hate to sleep during the day. Though each kid is unique and requires different amount of sleep, but here is a general guideline to help you understand if your child is getting enough sleep:

Age                           Night (Hrs)                 Day (Hrs)               Total sleep (Hrs)
New Born                   8                                        8                                   16
3 Months                   10                                       5                                   15
9 Months                   11                                       3                                   14
1 Year                          11                                      2.5                              13.5
18 Months                 11                                      2.5                              13.5
2 Years                        11                                       2                                   13
3 Years                      10-12                                 1-3                               12-13
4 Years                      9-12                                   0-2                               11-12
5 Years                      8-11                                   0-2                               10-11
6 Years                      8-10                                   0-1                                10-11
7 Years                      8-10                                   0-1                               10-11
8 Years                      8-10                                   0-1                               10-11

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