5.5 year old exausted how much sleep?

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Post  Mon, Aug 12 2019, 7:12 pm
My don finishes camp at 5;00 he comes home exausted and wet he need a shower befor supper first today he went to sleep at 6:30 most of his friends are outside till 7:00 and he usually wants to stay out till then. The past to night because of tisha bav he went to sleep later like almost 9. Hes also on a little later camp schedule he start camp 9:15 what time should he go to sleep to get up in the morning. If hes asleep now should I wake him he only had a freeze pop since coming home
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Post  Mon, Aug 12 2019, 8:08 pm
That age child need 11-12 hours of sleep
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Post  Mon, Aug 12 2019, 8:10 pm
Try to feed him a healthy snack if he regularly falls asleep before dinner
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Post  Mon, Aug 12 2019, 8:11 pm
At least 11 hours at that age.
Keep in mind camp is very tiring if that’s what he is doing during the day.
Also- kids tend to grow more in the summer. Growth spurts require more sleep and good nutrition.
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Post  Mon, Aug 12 2019, 9:18 pm
I'd never wake my kid to eat. He'll eat in the morning. He probably needs 12 hours of sleep.
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Post  Mon, Aug 12 2019, 9:20 pm
12 hours of sleep is very normal at that age.
Try to have leftover dinner available for him to eat as soon as he gets home.
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Post  Mon, Aug 12 2019, 9:21 pm
My 5.5 needs 12 hrs a night. Any less then that comes at a price.
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Post  Mon, Aug 12 2019, 9:37 pm
They swim & do sports & activities & sometimes trips in camp, its exhausting & tiring
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Post  Mon, Aug 12 2019, 11:21 pm
There's no uniform answer. One of my sister's kids were all sleeping 14 hours at that age and she had to wake them up! (6pm-8am). They were all healthy and well, just needed more sleep.

Summer - camp especially - is very tiring!
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