If you’re not sure whether your child is getting enough sleep there is one very simple way to tell.  Watch your child carefully during the hour between 4 and 5 pm.  Does he start to seem listless?  Cranky? Fussy?  If so, it’s likely that your child needs more sleep.

Having a regular “witching hour” in the very early evening is the hallmark of a chronically overtired child and the likely solution is an earlier bedtime and possibly adjusting the nap schedule if your child is still taking naps.

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