Reading time: 6 mins
Suitable for: Families of young children
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Trying to get a toddler to sleep might sound easy, but many parents and carers know it can be really hard to get young children sleeping regularly through the night.
Sleep is vital for your child's physical and mental development, and it is helps their overall well-being, too. Getting a good amount of sleep can help improve their attention, memory, and learning. Sleep gives your child time to rest and recharge after a long day, ready for the next.
So, making sure your child is getting enough sleep is important, but just how much should they have? Although every child is different, there are recommended amounts of sleep for children: