Almost everyone knows newborns need to sleep virtually all day and all night. And, babies need a lot of sleep day and night, too. But, what about toddlers and preschoolers? How much sleep does a 3-year-old need? Your 3 year old needs an average of 11 hours 15 minutes of sleep in a 24-hour period. Most of that sleep, if not all, will be made up of nighttime sleep. 3-year-olds need an average of 9 hours, 45 minutes to 11 hours, 15 minutes at night and 0 to 1 1/2 hours of sleep during the day.
When it comes to daycare, many parents have no shortage of questions, ranging from “What’s the staff to child ratio at this facility” to “How on earth am I going to beat traffic and manage a 5:30 p.m. pick-up time?!” But here’s one question you may not have thought to ask yourself: “How is daycare going to affect my child’s sleep?” Some Babies Sleep Better at Daycare Than They Do At Home Most daycares operate on a schedule for all children, including infants. If you haven’t adopted a
“No fair!” If you have toddlers or preschoolers, you’ve probably heard that phrase more than once. And if you have a toddler and a preschooler, I’m betting that’s an almost-constant saying in your home! Young children have a strong sense of what’s fair and what’s not. They seem to know instinctively that it’s unfair when their brother gets a bigger snack, or when their sister has a longer turn with a toy. And so, as a parent, we do everything we can to keep things fair, don’t