Tips from the Vance County Parenting Task Force

By Vickie Jones, N.C. Cooperative Extension
Sep. 30, 2013 @ 09:39 AM


Healthy, happy children need regular sleep.

Most infants sleep a lot. As babies grow older, they sleep less and less. Soon, their routine includes regular time awake combined with naps. Eventually, they no longer need naps.

Children feel best if they have a regular bedtime. Having a bedtime routine helps children settle down and prepare for sleep.

Most children under the age of 12 need 10 to 12 hours of sleep to feel their best.