UCP of Central Florida is always looking for opportunities to serve our families and children. One of the areas that many of our parents inquire about is healthy sleeping habits. Here are some basic guidelines to share.
Benefits when kids get enough sleep
Better problem-solving skills
Improves immune system
Improves Mood and Social Skills
Good Sleep Routine Hygiene
Establish a predictable and smooth routine.
Set regular wake and sleep times.
Modify the bedroom environment, including noise, light, temperature, and bedding.
Help the child wind down and prepare for sleep.
Typical Sleep Schedule
Infants 4-12 months need nine to 12 hours of sleep at night
Children 1-2 years/Toddlers need 11-14 hours of sleep each day
Children 3-5 years/ Preschoolers should sleep 10-13 hours each night
Children 6-12 years need 9-12 hours of sleep each night
American Academy of Pediatrics
How can Occupational Therapy Help?
Occupational therapists also focus on increasing coping skills and self-regulation to ease the child’s capacity to relax for sleep onset.
For any questions, please contact Dr. Bautista-Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org