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Is there a standard amount of sleep?

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dontknowwhatnametopick Mon 17-Nov-14 21:00:04

When my DS was a baby there was all sorts of literature telling me how many hours babies should sleep. My DS is now 5 is there standard amount of hours he should be getting at night? On average he sleeps 10 hours at night. I have no concerns I am just curious.

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Mon 17-Nov-14 21:02:24

My Dd is 6 and she functions less well on less than 10 hours a night but reading posts on here makes me think this is very variable.

TheHatInTheCat Mon 17-Nov-14 21:06:07

I have in my head 12 hours but no idea where I got that from.
Ds age 6 probably gets 10 or 11 a night.
I have to wake him up for school and that always make me think he hasn't had enough.

JuniperTisane Mon 17-Nov-14 21:07:17

DS1 is 4, he seems to function just fine on somewhere between 10 and 11 hours per day. A quick google suggests between the ages of four and six, 10-12 hours is normal.

dontknowwhatnametopick Mon 17-Nov-14 21:08:09

At the weekends/school hols he can go 12/13 hours but with our routine during the week he don't get to bed until 8 so by the time we read and he drops off it's around 10 hours.

dontknowwhatnametopick Mon 17-Nov-14 21:10:54

hat I have to wake him up too and it did cross my mind that he may not be getting enough thru the week. There is not a lot I can do thru the week tho as I get him from after school at 5 then it's home for homework and dinner then by the time we get thru bedtime routine and settled its around 8

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