If 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.
You can print it or or right-click the image to save it.
If 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, for example, if he or she wakes up too early in the morning, then adjusting the sleep schedule can really help the situation.
When looking at this sleep schedule, 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!
Feel free to share your own experiences or issues on this by leaving a comment below the table.
NEW! You can get a nice printable version of this sleep schedule! No charge. :-)
The Baby Sleep Schedule
|3 m o|
|6 m o|
|9 m o|
|1.5 y o|
|2 y o|
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.
Here, you’ll find many more baby sleep tips.
Paula Dennholt founded Easy Baby Life in 2006 and has been a passionate parenting and pregnancy writer since then. Her parenting approach and writing are based on studies in cognitive-behavioral models and therapy for children and her experience as a mother and stepmother. Life as a parent has convinced her of how crucial it is to put relationships before rules. She strongly believes in positive parenting and a science-based approach.
Paula cooperates with a team of pediatricians who assist in reviewing and writing articles.