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3-4 yr olds should be getting 11-13 hrs of sleep each day (including naps and night time), does your child get this much?

Just wondering...it seems I am one of the few people I know of whose kid sleeps 'well'. He sleeps for 12 hrs at night and then takes a 3 hr nap during the day (he will be 3 in oct.), so 15 hrs total.

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ProudSingleMum

Asked by ProudSingleMum at 2:03 AM on Sep. 6, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • my daughter sleeps about 12 hours at night. if she doesn't she gets a nap during the day but otherwise no nap, she will be 4 in dec and hasn't napped since she got her tonsils out and started to sleep more than 8 hours.
    vabchmommy

    Answer by vabchmommy at 2:12 AM on Sep. 6, 2009

  • my son does not even take naps anymore if he does ill be happy if he sleeps 1 hour.but my friends kids do that they sleep a lot. mine is just up all the time but ive never heard that they need a certain amount of sleep.mine sleeps about 8-9 hours a night
    BUSYLOVINGHIM

    Answer by BUSYLOVINGHIM at 2:13 AM on Sep. 6, 2009

  • Busylovinghim...from what I understand their brains need it for development. Obviously they will survive without the 'recommended amount of sleep', but like it says, it's recommended.

    There are days where my son acts like he doesnt want to nap...but when I think 'well maybe he is giving them up'...I regret it, because he is a holy terror. He NEEDS naps to function without fury!
    ProudSingleMum

    Answer by ProudSingleMum at 2:16 AM on Sep. 6, 2009

  • My boys sleep about 9-10 hours at night and a 2 hour nap in the day. They are almost 4 and almost 5.
    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 2:29 AM on Sep. 6, 2009

  • My 4 years old sleeps around 11 hours at nigth and no naps
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:45 AM on Sep. 6, 2009

  • Mine never slept that much. *I* never slept that much at that age!
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:53 AM on Sep. 6, 2009

  • MIne is 3 and rarely naps - but gets 12 hours through the night.
    mummy2tristan

    Answer by mummy2tristan at 5:11 AM on Sep. 6, 2009

  • My oldest is 41/2 and he gets abot 11 hours of sleep at night. He does take naps when he needs them. It's just not needed everyday anymore. My oldest is growing up.
    team21

    Answer by team21 at 8:24 AM on Sep. 6, 2009

  • My 3 year old gets about 12 to 13 hours at night. He quit taking naps at 18 months, but slept 15 hours at night!
    micheledo

    Answer by micheledo at 8:25 AM on Sep. 6, 2009

  • My dd who is 4 sleeps at night only...some nights she sleeps 12 hours other nights she sleep only 8-10. Her body will take the sleep it needs to be healthy and grow.
    Octobersmom

    Answer by Octobersmom at 8:54 AM on Sep. 6, 2009

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