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How Much Sleep Does My Toddler Really Need?

My baby has been waking up a lot during the night lately, so it's hard to figure out how much sleep he's actually getting (never mind how much I'm getting). How much sleep do kids this age need?

As a general rule, toddlers need an average of thirteen hours of sleep a day — but that includes both nighttime sleep and daytime naps. Does your baby seem especially cranky? Do you wake him up every morning instead of him waking you? Then there’s a chance he’s sleep-deprived, in which case a healthy bedtime routine often helps. Want to try implementing a nighttime routine? Click here now, and we’ll explain how.