Ask Oz: Mom Edition

Dr. Oz answers your biggest health questions when it comes to your child’s health.

Ask Oz: Mom Edition

Is your child a picky eater? Or struggling when he or she goes to the bathroom? Dr. Oz is taking questions from everyday moms just like you and providing simple solutions to keep your children happy and healthy!

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“How much sleep do my kids really need?”

The most recent sleep guidelines published by The National Sleep Foundation recommend the following:

Toddlers (1 to 2 years): 11-14 hours

Preschoolers (3 to 5 years): 10-13 hours

School-age children up to preteen (6 to 13 years): 9-11 hours

Teens (14 to 17 years): 8-10 hours

These might fluctuate a little from day to day, but they’re a good gauge for what’s healthy for your child’s growth and development. Remember, not getting enough sleep can have serious consequences for kids' ability to learn and develop, and can put them at risk for a variety of diseases like obesity and diabetes later in life.