– Babies up to six months of age
The internal clock of a newborn baby is not yet developed. As you can see in the table of children’s sleep time, between day and night, they usually sleep a lot, from 16 to 20 hours a day. In the first few weeks, your daytime sleep is usually interrupted at 2-3 hour intervals for your milk feeds.
Starting in the second month, you will be able to sleep for longer periods of time. After the third month , babies usually sleep a little more at night, 6 to 8 hours without interruption, and about five hours during the day, which is quite relieving to parents.
– Babies from six to twelve months
At six months , the baby will already take three-hour naps during the day and will sleep about 11 hours at night. At this stage, they should already sleep on their own. When they are sick they will need more attention and affection, so it is normal for parents to take them in their arms and pamper them more , because that will make them feel better.
However, it is convenient that this attitude is not prolonged so that the baby does not pick up the habit. When your baby wakes up many times during a night, he may be upset about something. It is best to take care of him and make sure that everything is fine, that is, that he does not have a dirty diaper or that he is not hot or cold. It is advisable to give him the pacifier, gently caress him on his back or belly, period. The closer to his first birthday , the baby will gradually get a little more sleep at night.
How much should a child sleep?
– Children from one to three years old
At this stage, babies usually take shorter naps , of one or two hours, so their sleep will increase during the night, by an average of 10 to 13 hours. A routine of activities should be maintained before sleep: bath , dinner, story, music (relaxing) and go to sleep!
It is a ritual that will help the little ones understand that the act of sleeping is one more activity and one more need. At two years of age , the child will already be able to choose the pajamas he wants to wear, the stuffed animal or toy he wants to sleep with and the story he wants me to tell him. That will make you part of the routine.
– Children from three to six years old
At the age of 3 , children usually take an hour-long nap, and at night they need 10 to 12 hours of sleep to feel rested. From the age of four , many already stop napping. Much depends on the character and needs of each child.
– Children from six to nine years
During these years, children need about 10 hours of sleep at night. It is important that before children go to bed, they enjoy a private moment with their parents to talk, share secrets, stories or music. It is a good way to prepare them for sleep .
– Children 10 to 12 years old
At these ages, children only need about 9 hours of sleep at night. It all depends on how relaxed or tired you are.…