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Posted by Dr. Monica Wonnacott | January 26, 2016

How Much Sleep Should My Child Get?

Children need a lot of sleep. The actual amount varies quite a bit depending on your child’s age. The following is a general guideline of total sleep in a day (including naps). Keep in mind that your child may need a little more or a little less. If you find that your child is grumpy, yawning, irritable, falling asleep in random places (school or car seats), then your child probably isn’t get enough sleep.

  • 1-4 months: 14-15 hours per day
  • 4-12 months: 14-15 hours per day
  • 1-3 years: 12-14 hours per day
  • 3-6 years: 10-12 hours per day
  • 7-12 years: 10-11 hours per day
  • 12-18 years: 8-9 hours per day