Child Sleep Needs Make an Appointment Ask a Question Search Conditions Reviewed by Lisa J. Meltzer, PhD (June 30, 2016) This information has been reviewed and approved by Lisa J. Meltzer, PhD (June 2016). Want to use this on your website? Fill out the content usage request form and then copy this code: http://www.nationaljewish.org/NJH/media/img/Health%20Insights/Infographics/Child-Sleep-Needs.jpg Summary: Good Night, Sleep Tight: Child Sleep Needs Newborns (0-3 months old) 14-17 hours of sleep per day Infants (4-11 months old) 12-15 hours of sleep per day Toddlers (1-2 years old) 11-14 hours of sleep per day Preschoolers (3-5 years old) 10-13 hours of sleep per day School-aged (6-13 years old) 9-11 hours of sleep per day Adolescents (14-17 years old) 8-10 hours of sleep per day General guidelines as sleep may vary. Whenever there is some ongoing impairment in daytime functioning, lack of sufficient sleep should be considered as a possible cause. More Information on Children's Sleep Get Sleep Schedules Ready for School Sleep & Behavioral Health Sciences Pediatric Behavioral Sleep Services Pediatric Sleep Tips Sleep Disorders Sleep Center Find a Doctor You may use this infographic or our Good Night, Sleep Tight - Child Sleep Needs (pdf) with permission by completing our content usage request form.