Here's a ballpark estimate for how much your baby or child should be sleeping, but remember that all kids are different, and some may need a little more or less than others.
Newborn-4 monthsTotal Sleep: 16-18 hoursNighttime Sleep: 8-9 hoursNaps: 7-9 hours (3-5 naps)
4-12 monthsTotal Sleep: 12-16 hoursNighttime Sleep: 9-10 hoursNaps: 4-5 hours (2-3 naps)
1-2 yearsTotal Sleep: 11-14 hoursNighttime Sleep: 11 hoursNaps: 2-3 hours (2 naps)
3-5 yearsTotal Sleep: 10-13 hoursNighttime Sleep: [10-11] 10-13 hoursNaps: 0-1 hours (naps usually stop by age 5)
6-12 yearsTotal Sleep: 9-12 hoursNighttime Sleep: 10-11 hoursNaps: n/a
Sources: American Academy of Pediatrics, Mayo Clinic, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University; National Sleep Foundation, Baby 411 and Toddler 411 by Denise Fields and Ari Brown, MD
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