How Much Sleep Does a Toddler or Preschooler Need?

It can be tricky figuring out how much seep your toddler or preschooler needs.

If you do any research into how much sleep a toddler or preschooler needs, you’ll likely find a range of about 10-14 hours for children ages 2 to 5 years old. That’s a really big range. And each child’s sleep needs are different. How do you know how much sleep YOUR child needs? And how much of it should be nighttime sleep versus daytime naps?

I have learned quite a bit on this topic over the almost 7 years I’ve been doing 1:1 coaching with families. I am putting her experience from working with hundreds of young children to work for you today.

In this episode, I am sharing the indicators you can watch for to determine how much sleep is ideal for your child. I am covering how making sure your child is getting enough sleep can often help them reach developmental milestones. I also share advice on how to get your child more sleep if you find out they aren’t getting enough.

Listen to Episode 1. My Case for an Early Bedtime:

Link to May sleep coaching program and sessions with Allison:

How Long ‘Til Bedtime Podcast:
4 Sleep Hacks That Will Change Your Life:
Busy Mom’s Bedtime Guide:
Monthly Free Q&A Session (Nap Chat) on Facebook:

Learn how we can work together: