How many hours should a child sleep?A question we regularly hear is “how much sleep do kids need?”. It may seem like your child spends the majority of their day sleeping, but they need time to rest – and so do you! Of course, you can rely on signs that it’s time for bed (like drowsiness, irritability, and difficulty concentrating), but then you run the risk of giving them too much sleep. So why jeopardise it? Whether they sleep through the night without a fuss, or they turn bedtime into a family battle, the general sleep behaviours are pretty similar.
Wondering how much sleep should a child get exactly? We’ve outlined the basic hours below in a downloadable infographic. Stick it to the fridge, pin it to their bedroom wall or keep a copy in your bedside table to make sure that your little one gets the best possible sleep they can.
Does your child need an extra hour or two? These recommendations are broad, so if your little one wants to sleep in a little, don’t stop them! Some children may need extra sleep than others, but make sure to manage it wisely. To ensure that they get the same amount of sleep each night, set a schedule – keeping them to the same wake up, nap and bedtimes. Our Child Sleep Advice and Baby Sleep Advice Hubs are filled with information and top tips to help you through bedtime.
Baby and child sleep patterns explainedWe’ve answered the question “how much sleep do kids need every day?”, but what will your kids’ sleeping pattern look like on a day-to-day basis? As your little one grows and their body and mind develops, they’re going to need less sleep – during the night and the day. The hours we’ve mentioned span the whole day, so where do power naps fit in? And why do child sleep patterns vary between ages? Find out in our baby sleep patterns explained blog.
Having trouble with your kid’s sleeping pattern?Trying to keep your little one sleeping for longer? If they’re struggling to fall asleep, or can’t stay down for the night, you may be seeking a solution – because after all, if they’re not sleeping then neither are you. At Woolroom Kids, we are dedicated to providing your children with happier, healthier sleep. That’s why we use wool – the safe choice that helps them settle sooner, and for longer. Our kids and baby bedding is 100% natural, certified hypoallergenic and incredibly cosy. Combined with wool’s natural ability to regulate body temperature, our wool bedding is the best choice for quality sleep. So don’t burn the candle at both ends. Browse the range online today and make sure the whole family gets better sleep with Woolroom.
Goodnight and sleep tight.