The amount of sleep young children need varies. An infant typically needs 16 to 20 hours of sleep per day. It is normal for a newborn to wake up every two or three hours to be fed. At around four months babies begin to need less sleep, 10 to 12 hours at night and nap 2 to 3 hours mid-day. Infant sleep patterns are usually related to their feeding schedules and become consistent as long as parents and caregivers are mindful to keep the schedule consistent. Preschool age (2-5 years) children tend to nap between 2-3 hours but begin to need less time as they move toward their 5th birthday.