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A 39-year-old female asked:

what's wrong? i have 2 nephews one is a 6 year old boy and the other is 4 year old girl and they barely sleep like 8 hour and they don't take naps in the afternoon. like what's wrong with these kids? i see toddler that sleep 10 hours and take long naps i

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Dr. Mary Engrav
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Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Children : Children are very different in the amount of sleep they need. Some children definitely need more than others. At age four to six some will still take a nap, but many won't. It sounds like they are active, healthy children, so it doesn't sound like a concern.

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