What some parents don't realize is that sleep deprivation effects babies and children just as much as it effects us adults. Specifically, babies and children that are sleep deprived can have an impaired immune system, have difficultly learning or processing new information, have more difficultly controlling emotions, be at an increased risk for obesity, have a more challenging time paying attention, etc...
Now you may be wondering how much sleep your little one should be getting. Here is a breakdown by age:
*Newborns (0-3 months) = 14-17 hours each day (nap & night)
*Infants (4-11 months) = 12-15 hours each day (nap & night)
*Toddlers (1-2 years) = 11-14 hours each day (nap & night)
*Preschoolers (3-5) = 10-13 hours each day (nap & night)
*School age children (6-13) = 9-11 hours each day
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