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How Much Sleep Does Your Baby Need?

September 11, 2019 2 min read

How Much Sleep Does Your Baby Need?

How Much Sleep Does Your Baby Need? 

The amount and quality of sleep that your little one gets is crucial to their development. Sleep supports the rapid mental and physical changes of babies. We all know that sleep is important, but how much sleep should babies get per day? 

0-3 Month Olds

Recommended by the National Sleep Foundation: 14-17 hours

May be appropriate:

  • 11-13 hours (Not less than 11 hours)
  • 18-19 hours (Not more than 19 hours)

4-11 Months Old

Recommended by the National Sleep Foundation: 12-15 hours

May be appropriate:

  • 10-11 hours (Not less than 10 hours)
  • 16-18 hours (Not more than 18 hours)

1-2 Years Old

Recommended by the National Sleep Foundation: 11-14 hours

May be appropriate:

  • 9-10 hours (Not less than 9 hours)
  • 15-16 hours (Not more than 16 hours)

3-5 Years Old

Recommended by the National Sleep Foundation: 10-13 hours

May be appropriate:

  • 8-9 hours (Not less than 8 hours)
  • 14 hours (Not more than 14 hours)

Sleep is important our whole lives! The National Sleep Foundation also has sleep recommendations for teens, as well as adulthood.  

6-13 Years Old

Recommended by the National Sleep Foundation: 9-11 hours

May be appropriate:

  • 7-8 hours (Not less than 7 hours)
  • 12 hours (Not more than 12 hours)

14-17 Years Old

Recommended by the National Sleep Foundation: 8-10 hours

May be appropriate:

  • 7 hours (Not less than 7 hours)
  • 11 hours (Not more than 11 hours)

18-25 Years Old

Recommended by the National Sleep Foundation: 7-9 hours

May be appropriate:

  • 6 hours (Not less than 6 hours)
  • 10-11 hours (Not more than 11 hours)

Sleeping is so important! Even missing 30 minutes of sleep can have effects on development. Make sure that your children are getting enough sleep to support their rapid changes and stay healthy. 












 





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