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Health Tip: How Much Sleep Does Your Child Need?

(HealthDay News) -- The amount of sleep a child needs varies at different ages, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.

While different kids of the same age may require different amounts, there are science-based guidelines of suggested sleep amounts for each age, the academy says.

Here are the guidelines:

  • Infants: (4 to 12 months): 12 to 16 hours per day/night.

  • Toddlers: (1 to 2 years) 11 to 14 hours.

  • Preschoolers: (3 to 5 years) 10 to 13 hours.

  • Grade schoolers: (6 to 12 years): 9 to 12 hours.

  • Teens:(13 to 18 years): 8 to 12 hours.

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