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How much sleep do children need?

Below are the approximate hours of sleep needed by children of different ages.

Babies 4 to 12 months old

  • 12 to 16 hours including naps

Toddlers 1 to 2 years old

  • 11 to 14 hours including naps

Children 3 to 5 years old

  • 10 to 13 hours including naps

Children 6 to 12 years old

  • 9 to 12 hours

Teenagers 13 to 18 years old

  • 8 to 10 hours

 

Article provided by NHS Choices

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