It’s important for children to develop good sleep habits early on. Sleeping well is important to children’s development and well-being. Here is information from the American Academy of Pediatrics to help ensure a good night’s sleep for children—and parents too! Remember that children differ in how much sleep they need, how long it takes them to fall asleep, and how easily they wake up. If you have any questions about your child’s sleep habits, ask your child’s doctor.

Babies do not have regular sleep cycles until about 4 months of age. Although newborns sleep about 16 to 17 hours per day, they may sleep for only 1 or 2 hours at a time. As babies get older, they need less sleep. Keep in mind that your baby’s sleep needs and patterns may differ from those of other babies.

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