How much sleep should a child
Baby, of course, nothing to nobody must. It would be correct to ask how much a child can sleep. So, the dream - a natural process. And baby can sleep as much as he needs. If tired - will sleep, if you do not sleep - the body is still tired enough to go to the "hibernate". Unfortunately, it is not always.
This is what happens if your child "easygoing" type of temperament. Kid easily goes from sleep to wakefulness and back. No help him in this case is not required. Such children good sleep, sleep hard and long. Unfortunately, there are such children rarely.
Those mothers who are not so lucky, it is desirable to know the approximate criteria for sleep and wakefulness of the child at a certain age. In addition to a healthy curiosity for this there are several reasons:
1. In order to help your child avoid exhaustion.
2. To nedopustit giperustalosti and accumulation of fatigue (different concepts).
3. To enable the child to "are you going to sleep" the right time for relaxation of all body systems and the right brain.
4. To maintain a good mood in the child.
5. To not expect what may not be.
Sleep duration depends on the age of the child. Many mothers on the table should be the weight changes and growth of their children, but forget to change the sleep time. Outset, all the tables are approximate, calculated on the average child. Your task is, above all, listen to your child, you have only one. And the main indicators of proper sleep time will be his good mood, play and cognitive activity and vitality.
Indications in the table average, there malospyaschie, difficult children. Just sleep affect disease in children, teething, the stages of physical and mental maturation, the so-called crises of development and racing.
However, do not rush to record their child in the series malospyaschih, it is quite rare. much more common excitement by the lack of sleep and exhaustion of the nervous system. Answer yourself the question whether sleep your baby enough? I wake up in a good mood? Perhaps it makes sense to put your child before? Yes, it was before, before, when he was on the evening of fatigue starts uncontrollably, shouting jumping on the bed. This means your child "peregulyal" and hang up the time you need to transfer a minimum of an hour or even a half. You may need to presmotret whole day mode or to increase the short afternoon nap.
By the way, too long sleep is also not helpful. after the children can wake up sluggish, lethargic. Often, long sleep is the first sign of the disease.
Norm Sleep - a rough guide, through which you can control the fatigue and excitement of your baby. However, your main criterion - a cheerful, happy, positive-minded child, even if you deviate from the table for an hour.
Keep an eye on your child, be careful, watch out for normal sleep your children.
In conclusion, the Tel Aviv University according to a comprehensive study of the nature of sleep, it was found "even one o'clock a regular lack of sleep time, jeopardizing the effectiveness of the child's brain function and reduces's concentration of attention and leads to fatigue buildup in the early evening". This is a significant discovery should encourage parents are very attentive to the quality and quantity of sleep their children.