How Much Sleep Does Your Kiddo Need?

23 Feb How Much Sleep Does Your Kiddo Need?

Getting your children to nap can be a nightmare. Some kids love sleeping and others are not so fond of the idea. Although many kiddos decide to fight the urge to sleep, they need it, and let’s face it: parents could use a daily nap time break as well. The daycare professionals in Champlin understand that kids need to get a certain amount of shuteye to remain in good spirits and to stay functional. But do you understand?

Newborn

Did you know that newborn babies require the most sleep? It can be hard to put your baby on a sleep schedule because new babies don’t yet have any circadian rhythms. So, it’s appropriate to let newborns sleep in short spurts of two to four hours, totally around 15 to 18 hours of sleep within a 24 hour period.

One to Four Months

Although not a newborn, these one month to four month old babies still need regular feeding and sleeping throughout the daytime and nighttime hours. So, when your child turns one month old, it’s time to start setting a regular bedtime. We suggest anywhere between 8:00 and 11:00 PM. During this age, your kiddo will be developing a lot and feeding more often; however, they will still need 14 to 15 hours of sleep per 24 hour period.

Champlin’s daycare experts at Little Newton’s know that sleep is no joke. We allow your child to sleep when they need it. Stay tuned for more information about sleep schedules in our next blog.

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