Children and Infants

In this section of Sleep.org, we’ll cover everything you need to know about your children and their sleep needs. Starting with newborns, you’ll find coverage around the amount of sleep your child needs and how that changes over time, how to get your children to sleep, as well as sleep issues that face children as they age.

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Children and Infants

How Much Sleep Do Babies Need?

Babies are asleep for more than half of their first year of life. This time spent sleeping allows an infant's brain and nervous system to develop, preparing them for the years to come. We cover how much sleep your baby needs to promote healthy growth, why sleep is so crucial for infants and toddlers, and answers to the most frequently asked questions about infant sleep habits.