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Oh, it would be nice to get a good night’s sleep!!!


Cathy Darby is TCT’s sleep practitioner she is full of friendly advice, hints and tips about how to help your child get a good night’s sleep - which in turn should then help you get a good sleep!


We often get asked, "how much sleep does my child need?" Action for Children has some great advice and they suggest the following based on NHS guidelines.


Babies & Younger Children

AGE

DAYTIME NAP

AT NIGHT

​1 week

8 hours

8 hours 30 minutes

4 weeks

6 to 7 hours

8 to 9 hours

3 months

4 to 5 hours

10 to 11 hours

6 months

3 hours

11 hours

9 months

2 hours and 30 minutes

11 hours

12 months

2 hours and 30 minutes

11 hours

2 years

1 hour and 30 minutes

11 hours 30 minutes

3 years

0 to 45 minutes

11 hours 30 minutes to 12 hours

4 years

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11 hours 30 minutes

5 years

---------

11 hours

6 years and over

Age

Recommended amount of sleep

6 years

10 hours 45 minutes

7 years

10 hours 30 minutes

8 years

10 hours 15 minutes

9 years

10 hours

10 years

9 hours 45 minutes

11 years

9 hours 30 minutes

12 years

9 hours 15 minutes

13 years

9 hours 15 minutes

14 to 16 years

9 hours


For further information about our sleep practitioner service please see full details here, or get in touch


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