Be sure your child’s bedtime is setting them up for good sleep. Figure out how many hours they need based on age:
- Two-year-olds and younger need 14+ hours.
- Preschoolers need 10-13 hours.
- Kids under 13 need 9-11 hours.
- Teens need 8-10 hours.
Count backward from their wake-up time, and start there. Some kids do OK with less than the average and may go to sleep faster with a later bedtime.
Your doctor can help find out what works best.