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Is your child having enough sleep?

Sleep is very important to a child's wellbeing. There's no set amount of sleep that all children of a particular age need, but below is a guide to the approximate hours of sleep they should aim for.

Watching this video would give you an understand that not having enough sleep may harm your child's health.

Here are NHS's recommendations:

These are hours of sleep based on age, as recommended by the Millpond Children’s Sleep Clinic:

1 week

  • daytime: 8 hours

  • night time: 8 hours, 30 minutes

4 weeks

  • daytime: 6 to 7 hours

  • night time: 8 to 9 hours

3 months

  • daytime: 4 to 5 hours

  • night time: 10 to 11 hours

6 months

  • daytime: 3 hours

  • night time: 11 hours

9 months

  • daytime: 2 hours, 30 minutes

  • night time: 11 hours

12 months

  • daytime: 2 hours, 30 minutes

  • night time: 11 hours

2 years

  • daytime: 1 hour, 30 minutes

  • night time: 11 hours, 30 minutes

3 years

  • daytime: 0 to 45 minutes

  • night time: 11 hours, 30 minutes to 12 hours

4 years

  • night time: 11 hours, 30 minutes

5 years

  • night time: 11 hours

6 years

  • night time: 10 hours, 45 minutes

7 years

  • night time: 10 hours, 30 minutes

8 years

  • night time: 10 hours, 15 minutes

9 years

  • night time: 10 hours

10 years

  • night time: 9 hours, 45 minutes

11 years

  • night time: 9 hours, 30 minutes

12 years

  • night time: 9 hours, 15 minutes

13 years