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Baby Sleep Schedule Tips

From Newborn To The Age Of Two Years

baby sleep scheduleIf you are wondering how much your baby should be sleeping, then have a look at this baby sleep schedule. It is based on a combination of real life experiences and statistical averages. If you suspect that your baby may be sleeping too little or too much of if he or she wakes up too early in the morning, for example, then adjusting the sleep schedule, can really help the situation.

Remember though that not many babies are average babies! If your baby is happy and content, mainly sleeps at night and is awake during the day AND doesn’t wake up extremely early in the morning, you are likely fine!

Anyway, here’s the schedule. Feel free to share your own experiences or issues on this by leaving a comment below the table.

Your Baby’s Sleep Schedule

Age
Number of naps
Nap hours
Night sleep hours
Total sleep hours
Newborn
No regular naps
8-9
8-9
16-18
1 month
3-4
7-8
8-9
15-16
3 m o
3
5-6
9-10
15
6 m o
2-3
3-4
10-11
14-15
9 m o
2
3
11
14
1 year
1-2
2-3
11-12
13-14
1.5 y o
1
2
11-12
13-14
2 y o
1
1-2
11-12
13
A funny thing to keep in mind when your baby is a few months old, is that somewhere at the age of around 3 to 5 months, many babies start with a 2-3-4 awake schedule. That is, in the morning the baby is awake for 2 hours before the first nap, then 3 hours around lunch and then finally 4 hours before bedtime.

So, if you’re looking for some kind of routine to establish with your baby, this can be a good start. But again, all babies are different, so whatever you do, don’t focus too much on the clock as opposed to your baby’s (and your) well-being.

Good luck!

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