Is your kid get­ting enough shut-eye?

Young Parents (Singapore) - - The Sleep Issue -

Kids who are overly tired may not al­ways ap­pear sleepy or slug­gish. In­stead, many par­ents re­port that the child be­comes “over­ac­tive” or “high” in the evenings and they have dif­fi­culty fall­ing asleep at bed­time, says Dr Theo­dric Lee, a pae­di­a­tri­cian at Thom­son Pae­di­atric Cen­tre.

The amount of sleep ev­ery child needs at dif­fer­ent ages:

• New­borns (be­low two months) 14 to 16 hours (in­clud­ing naps) • Ba­bies (two to 12 months) 12 to 14 hours (in­clud­ing naps) • Tod­dlers (one to three years) 11 to 13 hours (in­clud­ing naps) • Preschool­ers (three to six years) 10 to 12 hours (in­clud­ing naps) • Pri­mary-schooler (six to 12 years) 9 to 11 hours

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