Sleep is an essential part of everyone’s routine and plays a vital role in a healthy lifestyle. The amount of sleep your child needs will depend on their age. But it is important to remember that every child is different. Research suggests that on average children need:
> New-born (up to 3 months): 11-18 hours every 24 hours
> Babies (3-11 months): 9-12 hours at night plus 1-4 naps of between 30 minutes and 2 hours
> Toddlers (1-3 years): 12-14 hours
> Pre-schoolers (3-5 years) 11-13 hours
> School-age (5-12 years) 10-11 hours
If the strategies suggested within this toolkit do not work it is recommended to seek further medical advice from your GP or health visitor. Additionally the learning disability team have some lovely resources on their website.
Some information for this webpage has been drafted using resources from Greater Glasgow and Clyde Children’s Services