Infant & Toddler Sleep Issues - Easterseals

Infant and toddler sleep issues are a very common cause of stress for families, which is why at Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley, we take children’s sleep problems very seriously. Our goal is to help address caregivers’ concerns, assess any potential sleep disorders, and provide the best treatment possible to ensure children maintain a healthy and developmentally appropriate sleep schedule.

Why Begin Here?

According to the American Academy of Pediatricians, infant and toddler sleep issues can be an early indicator of autism or other sensory disorder needs. Common children’s sleep problems include:

  • Refusal or resistance at bedtime
  • Significant sleep onset delays
  • Night awakenings requiring caregiver intervention
  • Irregular sleep-wake patterns
  • Parent/caregiver attachment for sleep onset

If you’re unsure whether your child has a sleep problem, you can view the recommended sleep guidelines for infants and toddlers below:

Age of Child

Recommended Hours of Sleep (Per 24 Hours)

Newborns: 0-3 months

14-17 hours (including naps)

Infants: 4-12 months

12-16 hours (including naps)

Toddlers: 1-2 years

11-14 hours (including naps)

Toddlers: 3-5 years

10-13 hours (including naps)


At Easterseals, we believe children benefit from the knowledge of our entire team. Our therapists collaborate and consult with all professionals involved in the child's care, in order to achieve the optimal outcome from their individualized plan and provide carryover and consistency across all environments. 

How To Get Started

Contact our Intake Coordinator at 630.261.6216 to ask questions or schedule an appointment. Our team can assess for any underlying reasons for sleep difficulties during evaluations. 

Conditions Impacted by Infant & Toddler Sleep Issues 

Some parents may already have a diagnosis for a specific condition and may be wondering if their child has an infant or toddler sleep disorder. Children with conditions that may benefit from a sleep assessment include, but are not limited to: 

To learn more about treatment and therapy options, please visit the link for each condition.

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