Your child needs plenty of sleep to allow their body and mind to rest and to grow and develop. If your child has enough sleep, they are likely to be happier, have more energy and be more active.
The Australian recommendations for sleep over a 24 hour period are:
Remember this is just a guide and every child is different. Your child may need more or less sleep than this.
Some ideas on how to get your child to sleep well include:
Some children can fight bedtime. Stay calm and keep taking them back to their bed. If you have any concerns about your child’s sleep, talk to your health professional or the support services listed below.
More information on sleep for babies and children can be found in our factsheets:
If you need any support on your child's sleep, help is available from: