How to make sure my son gets enough sleep??

Jenny - posted on 01/20/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )




My son has slept through the night since he was 3 months old. But now at almost 5 months he doesn't sleep more than 6-7 hours at night where I was told that he should be sleeping 10-12 hours at this age. I am worried he doesn't sleep enough. During the day he takes 3 naps of 1-2 hours each. What should I do to make sure he sleeps the necessary hours?


Louise - posted on 01/20/2011




Most children at this age have two naps a day one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Your child should be sleeping about 13 hours in total a day so if they are sleeping 6 hours in the day they only need 6-7 hours a night. My advice is try and change his pattern during the day to give you more sleep at night. But if it does not bother you your son is getting enough sleep so don't worry.

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