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Does your toddler sleep less than your grandparents did?

Sleep has always been a concern for parents. Even 100 years ago, when sleep guidelines for toddlers suggested about 70 minutes more sleep each day, parents were still worried they weren’t getting enough. Take a look back in history to compare sleep stats, then and now, and get tips to help your little one drift off into a slumber. Because a good bedtime routine is timeless.

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to read Jan 28, 2021

 

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Matricciani LA, Olds TS, Blunden S, et al. Never enough sleep: A brief history of sleep recommendations for children. Pediatrics 2012; 129(3):548-56.