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    Pediatrician Dr. Abigail Laurel-Suntay provides us a chart for the approximate amount of sleep a baby needs at certain ages.  Keep in mind that each child is wonderfully unique and that this just serves as a guideline to your baby’s sleep schedule.

     

    AGE CATEGORY

    AVERAGE SLEEP DURATION

    NOTES

    Newborns (0-3 months)

    16-20 hours

     

    Infants (3-12 months)

     

     

     

    at 4 months

    14-15 hours total

     

     

    at 6 months

    13-14 hours total

    11 hours/night; 3 hours in 2 naps/day

     

    at 9-12 months

    13-15 hours total

    11-12 hours/night; about 1 hour in 2 naps/day

    Toddlers (1-3 years)

    12-14 hours total

    Nap 1.5-3.5 hours (1nap/day)

    Preschool (3-6 years)

    11-12 hours total

    Napping declines; most stop by age 5 years

    Middle childhood (6-12 years)

    10 hours total

     

    Adolescence (>12 years)

    9 hours ideal; 7 hours actual

     

     

    *Dr. Abigail Laurel-Suntay holds clinics at Asian Hospital and Medical Center, Southwoods Multi-Specialty Clinic, and Tokyo Healthlink Inc., Medical and Diagnostic Center-Alabang.

     

    Photography by Jun Pinzon

     

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