Do You Know How Much Sleep Your Baby Really Needs?

– Written by JoAnna Inks 

Making sure that your baby is getting enough sleep in a 24hr period and not getting over-tired is one of the keys to sleep training success!  Watching the clock doesn’t seem like much fun but it can really help so you can know exactly when to put your baby down for their next nap.  

Check out my cheat sheet below for awake times between naps, how many naps your baby needs & total hours of sleep.  

Awake Time Between Naps:

NB – 3 months: 45 minutes (3 to 4 naps per day)
3 – 6 months: 1.5 – 2 hours (3 naps per day)
6 – 9 months: 2 – 3 hours (2 naps per day)
9 – 12 months: 3 – 4 hours (1 to 2 naps per day)
12 – 24 months: 4 – 6 hours (1 nap per day)

How much Sleep does my child need?

NB – 3 months: 16 – 18 hours
3 – 6 months: about 15 hours
6 – 9 months: about 14 hours
9 – 12 months: about 13 – 14 hours
12 – 24 months: 12 – 13 hours

NOW TELL ME…..

How much sleep does your baby get?

I’d love to hear your comments!

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