Sleep is essential to regain the strength to face another day. We know that both babies and children need more sleep than adults, but how many more?
The hours of sleep in infants and children depend on their age and personal needs, because as happens in adults, not all children are equal. A newborn baby sleeps between 16-20 hours every day, h half of them by day and for no longer than 4 hours at a time, then wakes up often to eat.
When the baby has one month old he sleeps about 15 hours a day. This number of hours is kept to low until 9 months of age, although during this period the baby will start to sleep more at night and less than day. So, after 3 months the baby will sleep 10 hours at night and 5 hours at day, while at 6 months rest for 11 hours at night and 3 hours at day.
From one year of age children sleep between 10-12 hours at night and take a nap at day.
Finally, children between 6 to 9 years age need about 9-10 hours every night and can do without a nap.
To complete a tip, put them to bed soon, at about 8 pm, and leaving aside the generalities, make sure that your child is resting long enough.