How much sleep kids need at different stages

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How much sleep kids need at different stages

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As a mom and pediatrician, I know that your child’s sleep is so important. Not only for their well-being and development, but also for your sanity. We all know how horrible we feel if we haven’t gotten a good night’s sleep. So how much sleep does your child actually need? Well, it depends on their age. Newborns seem to sleep all of the time. Their sleep schedule is very erratic. Overall, they tend to sleep between 15 to 18 hours in a 24-hour period. When your child is 4 to 6 months of age, their sleep schedule will likely become a little bit more structured. They’ll often sleep 11 to 12 hours at night and 2 to 3 hours during the day. Their daytime sleep will get divided between 2 to 3 naps. This stays until your child gets a little bit older. When your child is 18 months of age, they, oftentimes, will just be sleeping once during the day, but will still need the 11 to 12 hours at night. Until your child is 5 years old, your child does need 11 to 12 hours of sleep at night. After 5 years of age, until your child is 12, they typically need 10 to 11 hours of sleep.

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Sonya Sethi Gohill, MD

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Dr. Sonya Sethi Gohill is a board certified pediatrician. She obtained her undergraduate degree at Stanford University, where she graduated with honors.  Dr. Gohill then went to UCLA for medical school and her pediatric residency. She works at her own private practice, Brentwood Pediatrics, in Los Angeles. Dr. Gohill is also a certified lactation educator. Dr. Gohill lives in Santa Monica with her husband and their three kids. Her sons, Dilan and Jaiden, are seven and four, and her daughter Tara is eight months old.

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