How much sleep does your child need?

It often surprises parents to learn just how much sleep their little one really needs.

Toddlers and preschoolers will have us believe they are fine on far less sleep than they actually would benefit from. They don’t ‘want’ it but they do ‘need’ it.

Did you know that the average age to completely stop needing a nap is actually around age three and a half! Some are ready at three years and some will hold onto it until they are four!

It also matters when sleep occurs not just how much of it he gets. If the overall ideal sleep quantity is achieved but signs still point to over tiredness, it is likely to be down to timing. Being awake for two long in one stretch can throw everything off!

This episode gives you a quick overview on how much sleep your little one needs at various stages to help you ovoid the dreaded state of over tiredness and the repercussions that come from it.

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