Info for Preschoolers


What to Expect

Each age and stage in a child’s development brings about new and exciting challenges. Parents often find themselves wondering how to adapt to their child’s changing needs. Preschoolers sleep on average, between 9 and 10 hours per night. Most stop napping between 3 and 5 years of age.

Along with changing sleep needs, children of this age may be more social and may be in formal social settings, such as daycare, preschool, or interacting on a somewhat regular basis with other children. This is a time of increased physical activity and social and emotional growth.

Common sleep challenges at this stage are a change in napping schedule, bedtime resistance, and nighttime fears. Consult with a registered professional if additional support is needed.