Is your child staying up too late? If so, then I’m sure you go through a tough time trying to wake him up in the morning. Of course, if you have more than two kids, you’ll notice that they don’t get the same amount of sleep. I’ve found that this is mostly because of individual factors such as their age.
Today, with the help of top reviews on trymattress.com, I’ve come up a few guidelines on concerning the amount of sleep that children of different ages need. Just take a look and find out How Many Hours Do Kids Need to Sleep to Get Plenty of Rest.
Kids of 1 to 4 Weeks Old
A few years ago, we welcomed a newborn baby into the family. I remember some of the advice that we got from the doctor was to give him around 18 hours of sleep each day. However, this should be at short intervals of 2 to 4 hours. Later on, while doing my research, I learned that if you have a premature baby; give him or her more hours of sleep.
I should also point out that newborns do not have an internal clock. So, their sleeping routines don’t follow nighttime or daytime cycles. In any case, they don’t even have a specific pattern!
Children between 1 to 4 Months Old
Once the baby was six weeks old, he began to get used to the ‘world,’ and we started noticing some regular sleep patterns. His longest period of rest went for close to 6 hours, and it mostly happened at night. Eventually, this meant an end to day-night confusion.
4 to 12 Months of Age
When our baby got to 11 months, I realized he slept for 12 hours. I thought this was enough, but once I took him to the doctor for a regular check-up, I discovered that he was missing close to three hours. The doctor further advised me to develop healthy sleeping habits during this stage. He added that this is when the baby becomes more social and his sleep routine is more like that of an adult.
Kids of 1 to 3 Years
At this point, our child stopped sleeping twice a day and only napped once. Besides, while he needed close to 14 hours of sleep, he just got about 10. We usually put him to bed between 7 and 9 PM., and he woke up between 6 and 8 AM.
Children of 3 to 6 Years
Once he reached the age of 3, his sleeping time did not change as he went to bed between 7 and 9 PM and woke up at around 8:00 in the morning. However, once he got to the age of 5, his napping time started decreasing.
Kids of 7 to 12 Years
He’s now ten years old, so he falls entirely in this category. Here, with school, family and social activities, he sleeps a bit late. Most of the time, he goes to bed around 9 PM. Although at times he sleeps as early as 7:30 PM and other times as late as 10 PM. In any case, for proper rest, I make sure that he gets at least 9 hours of sufficient sleep!
Although I may not be the best parent, these sleeping hours have helped my child to develop into a healthy and confident person. He’s grown into an exceptional young boy, both at home and in school. Of course, I couldn’t have done it if it was not for the expert advice that I got from my doctor, and I hope this information will help you too!