We all need sleep, but getting enough quality sleep is especially important for little ones

Sleep plays an important role in the everyday lives of babies, toddlers and children, and can affect their development and health. Meeting children’s sleep needs supports their learning, growth and development and healthy sleep patterns in the early years is essential. A child who is well rested is better able to concentrate, take on new information, interact positively with others and deal with conflict and challenges. Here, you will find links that provide information on all things to do with sleep, including the amount needed and healthy sleep practices.

Australian Government Department of Health

South Australian Government

Australian Breastfeeding Association

Raising Children’s Network