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Are your kids getting enough sleep?

Are your kids getting enough sleep?

It’s summer time and kids tend to stay up later.  Whether they are swimming at night or it’s sleep over’s; kids are staying up too late.    Does this sound like your house?  I am guilty here.   Now, my oldest is 13 years old and he definitely likes to sleep so I am not as worried about him.  I know he is getting the recommended hours for his age.  It’s my 7 year old that I worry about.   The later he goes to bed the earlier he gets up!  This happens with a lot of kids because they are over tired and not getting enough sleep.  Guilty in this house 🙂

Did you know the more rested a baby and/or child is the better and longer they sleep at night?  Crazy…I know!!   According to sleep experts, children are not getting enough shut eye.  As parents we need to make a conscience effort and make sure to stick with bedtime routines in the summer.  I know it’s hard…I am in your shoes too.

So what’s the current recommended amount of sleep time for children?

It varies based on age, but according to the National Sleep Foundation babies between the ages of 3 to 11 months need a total of 14 to 15 hours, while toddlers between 1 to 3 years old should get 12 to 14 hours. Preschoolers need 11 to 13 hours, and elementary schoolers should sleep between 10 to 11 hours. Older children and teens need a minimum of 8½ hours.

Are you kids getting the recommended amount of sleep?  Do you stick with bedtime routines in the summer?  I would love to hear your feedback!

Don’t forget that a good nights sleep goes hand and hand with awesome kids pajamas 🙂

At My Baby Pajamas we know the importance of a good nights sleep.  But do our kids know just how important it is to get a good nights sleep?  We have talked with several sleep experts and even some of the experts have written  a few articles for our blog but we would like to share one website with you today.   This website is for kids, parents and teachers and it teaches the importance of sleep to children.  The website is Sleep for Kids and it was created by the National Sleep Foundation.

The National Sleep Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public health and safety by achieving understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and by supporting education, sleep-related research and advocacy.

Sleep for kids is geared toward school age children and teaches the importance of sleep to them.   The website has many different sections for your child and you to go over together.   There is “Why we Sleep”, “How Sleep Works”, “Sleep and You”, and it also has a section of games and puzzles for kids to do on their own.   Sleep for kids also has a section for just Parents and Teachers and goes over many different sleep questions and sleep disorders.

If you and your children are not getting the recommended amount of sleep at night (an 8 year old requires 10-11 hours of sleep), this is the website for you.   This is something you and your child can do together.

My Baby Pajamas believes everyone deserves and needs a good night sleep!  Sleep tight tonight!

Please forward to anyone you know who can benefit from this website: Sleep for Kids.

The Importance of a good nights sleep
Is your child getting the recommended amount of sleep at night?

A good night sleep starts with a comfortable pair of pajamas 🙂

About Me:

Hello and welcome! I am a 40 something year old mom of two boys, living in Scottsdale, AZ with my husband Al. I started My Baby Pajamas in 2007 and have watched it grow and mature. I love to blog but am not much of a writer per say. I am a avid runner and love to compete in races. I like my yoga HOT and love to hike with my family and our pit bull mix dog, Chance. My favorite time is hanging with my family and cooking homemade dinners and hearing about everyone's day while my husband and I enjoy a glass of wine.

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