23.9.12

Good Morning already?

It is Sept 23,  a Monday where we come from.
 
A  pic shot of  Kuya Wakks and little Aya giving big bro a goodbye hug.. how sweet.. but  hey look, Wakki and Aya  looks like they both  lack sleep..


Aya is 1 and 1/2 years old and accordingly experts say that she ideally needs 14 hours sleep a day.

Essentially,
1-3 Years Old: 12 - 14 hours per day
As your child moves past the first year toward 18-21 months of age he will likely lose his morning nap and nap only once a day. While toddlers need up to 14 hours a day of sleep, they typically get only about 10.
Most children from about 21 to 36 months of age still need one nap a day, which may range from one to three and a half hours long. They typically go to bed between 7 and 9 p.m. and wake up between 6 and 8 a.m.
And then children who are:

3-6 Years Old:  need 10 - 12 hours per day
Children at this age typically go to bed between 7 and 9 p.m. and wake up around 6 and 8 a.m., just as they did when they were younger. At 3, most children are still napping, while at 5, most are not. Naps gradually become shorter as well. New sleep problems do not usually develop after 3 years of age.
7-12 Years Old: 10 - 11 hours per day
At these ages, with social, school, and family activities, bedtimes gradually become later and later, with most 12-years-olds going to bed at about 9 p.m. There is still a wide range of bedtimes, from 7:30 to 10 p.m., as well as total sleep times, from 9 to 12 hours, although the average is only about 9 hours.
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Additionally, more researchers say that:
Many factors can lead to sleep problems. Toddlers' drive for independence and an increase in their motor, cognitive and social abilities can interfere with sleep. In addition, their ability to get out of bed, separation anxiety, the need for autonomy and the development of the child's imagination can lead to sleep problems. Daytime sleepiness and behavior problems may signal poor sleep or a sleep problem.
And so here are:

Sleep Tips For Toddlers:
Maintain a daily sleep schedule and consistent bedtime routine.
 Make the bedroom environment the same every night and throughout the night.
Set limits that are consistent, communicated and enforced. Encourage use of a security object such as a blanket or stuffed animal.
           Establish  a bedtime routine. What is bed time routine?
It's doing the same things, in the same order, at the same time every day – just before going to bed. A routine that lasts 15 to 30 minutes is best. Below is an example.
Let your child calm down by playing a quiet game together.
Let your child choose what pajamas to wear.
Get them to brush their teeth and go to the toilet etc.
Listen to some soft music.
Read or tell a story.
Tuck your child in with their blanket, teddy bear or some other thing that makes them feel secure.
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