A new report in the Journal of The American Academy of Pediatrics says the duration of children’s sleep declined by an average of .73 minutes per year between 1897 and 2009 (for a total decline of more than 80 minutes). There is no doubt that many children are not getting the sleep that they need, but how much sleep is actually needed? Many sleep experts offer hours of sleep needed per day by age group, but this need varies greatly from child to child. Our favorite sleep expert Dr. Weissbluth (a well respected pediatrician who deals in child sleep issues) has a great rule of thumb for this question. He does not recommend an hours needed by age, instead he says “how does your child look near the end of the day; does your child appear to be well rested?”. If your child goes to bed reasonably happy and does not seem overtired then yes, your child is getting enough sleep. We think that is a great way to view the topic.
Archives for February 2012
What are you doing this Saturday from 11:15-12:15? The forecast calls for
rain/snow! Come to Romparoo for a meet and greet with the Sleep Consultants
from Well Rested Baby. While your kids play we will be on hand to offer advice
and answer your sleep questions.
Romparoo – 537 Park Avenue, Hoboken NJ 07030
Saturday, February 11th 11:15-12:15pm
Open Play for ages 6 months – 3 yrs
Please rsvp to email@example.com by Friday evening as space constraints apply.
We thought this Baby Center Article was worth sharing. In the world of toddlers, it’s sometimes hard to know which behaviors are normal and which are not. We hope you find it helpful.
Stop by the HFA Cabin Fever Festival this Saturday, February 4th from 10am-2pm. There will be lots of fun activites for all and Well Rested Baby will be donating a One Week Email Consultation (a $150 value!) to their silent auction.