Dad Tip of the Day: Parents should do what they can to set their kids up to have great sleep.
As parents, we are often exhausted at the end of the day after watching young children. There is essentially “no breaks” when it comes to being a full time parent, but that is also the joy of parenthood – you get to walk through life with them.
So sleep is essential for both you and your kids. There are obiviously many benefits to sleep – refreshment, mind sharpness, physical appearance, etc – so I thought I would share a good areticle I found laying out how much sleep kids should be getting, according to the experts at the Sleep Foundation: https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/children-and-sleep
Newborns (age 0 -4 months): 10.5 – 18 hours per day
Infants (age 4 -11 months): 9 – 12 hours per day
Toddlers (age 1 – 2 years): 11 - 14 hours per day
Preschoolers (age 3 – 5 years): 11 -13 hours per day
School Age (age 6 – 13 years): 9 – 11 hours per day
Pretty interesting to me, and it sure sounds like a lot, considering I get about 5.5 - 7 hours per day as an adult.
Kids sometimes fall asleep in the strangest positions – here is a picture of my son Jacob sleeping last night:
Haha, doesn’t look too comfortable to me!
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