By the time a baby becomes a toddler, they will need ten to thirteen hours of sleep a night. This is because toddlers are usually very busy learning about themselves and the world they live in. Some of the primary things toddlers love to do include, exploring, talking, asking questions, and playing.
Sleep is also beneficial to a toddler’s learning process. During sleep, growth hormones are released into their brain and they can process what they’ve learned from their day. Dr. Olwen Wilson, a child psychologist, said the following about the importance of sleep: “Sleep, in particular dream or rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, is thought to be a vital time for “filing away” and storing daytime stimulation and learning.”
While at first it may be hard to get toddlers on a good sleeping schedule, in time they will begin to like their routine, and in the morning they will be able to function at their best.
This mom seems to have her twin boys on a good sleeping schedule!