Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: kari | 2009-02-11

Q.

sleep

hi doc - hope you well!
my son is 3yrs old and attends a creche - i just want to find out how many hours of sleep should he be having?
he sleeps for about an hour and a half at school and is bed by nine' o clock at night but is finding it difficult to wake at 06:15am and is really crabby! on the weekends he sleeps for about 2hrs and a little and in bed by 8 and his mood is better. i try to get him to sleep by 8 but by the time we are done with evening rotines its past 8.plese help and do not like starting my day off with him being unhappy!

thank you in advance!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your son does seem to be getting enough sleep for his age, but some children need more sleep than others.Perhaps it would help if he went to bed an hour earlier.

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