How much sleep does my toddler need?

By six months about 50% of babies are sleeping at least 5 hours in one continuous stretch at night. They are optimistically considered to be 'sleeping through the night'.

If your toddler regularly sleeps for more than 2 hours during the day, waking him may encourage him to sleep longer at night.

While day sleeps will still occur, as he approaches his first birthday, your child will get most of his sleep at night.

Most children will continue to have two sleeps a day until 12 to 15 months, at which point they will transition to one day sleep.

Toddlers need 10-12 hours sleep a night. Most will continue to have a nap each day that lasts between one and two hours, until they are 3-4 years old.

Toddlers sleep deepest between 8pm and midnight so getting them to sleep between 7 and 8pm will encourage quality sleep.

41% of young children between 2 and 3 years, will still wake once or twice a night, with a smaller percentage waking more often than that.

Many toddlers will have had all the sleep they need overnight by 5.30 - 6 am.

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