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Most parents won’t be surprised to learn that children have their own sleep needs. These needs change over time – that’s right, what works for a toddler differs dramatically from a teen or an adult, but not so much with a 12-year-old – they both benefit from a full 12 hours.
|Age Group||Recommended Hours of Sleep per Day|
|Newborn: 0-3 months||14-17 hours|
|Infant: 4-12 months||12-16 hours per 24 hours|
|Toddler: 1-2 years||11-14 hours per 24 hours|
|Preschooler: 3-5 years||10-13 hours per 24 hours|
|School-Aged: 6-12 years||9-12 hours per 24 hours|
|Teen: 13-18 years||8-10 hours per 24 hours|
|Adult: 18-60 years||7 or more hours per night|
|Adult: 61-64 years||7-9 hours|
|Adult: 65 years and older||7-8 hours|
Tired kids aren’t just grumpy. Children who don’t get enough sleep are at a higher risk for chronic illnesses and obesity.
It’s tough to know when your child might be ready for a new bed – kids grow and mature at different rates, after all.
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