Child Sleep Needs Infographic

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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.


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