Get The Kids To
Bed

The ABC’s of getting a good night’s sleep

Grown-ups aren’t the only ones who sometimes have trouble snoozing. Kids can have difficulty drifting off into dreamland too. Perhaps once they’re in bed they just can’t get comfortable and they’re tossing and turning all night – keeping you both up.

Your children’s good sleep revolves around how much they’re getting and how well they’re sleeping once in bed.

Most parents won’t be surprised to learn that children have their own sleep needs. These needs change over time – that’s right, what works for a toddler differs dramatically from a teen or an adult, but not so much with a 12-year-old – they both benefit from a full 12 hours.

GET YOUR
SLEEP ON

Tired kids aren’t just grumpy. Children who don’t get enough sleep are at a higher risk for chronic illnesses and obesity.

SOURCE: Centre for disease control and prevention 2019

NEW BORN

0-3 MONTHS
14-17 HOURS

INFANT

4-12 MONTHS
12-16 HOURS

TODDLER

1-2 YEARS
11-14 HOURS

PRESCHOOL

3-5 YEARS
10-13 HOURS

SCHOOL AGE

6-12 YEARS
9-12 HOURS

TEENAGER

13-18 YEARS
8-10 HOURS

ADULT

18-60 YEARS
7-8 HOURS

ABOVE

61+ YEARS
7-9 HOURS