Baby and Children Sleep Chart

How much sleep does your baby need? When will your child sleep through the night? How many naps are normal now? Check out our age-by-age sleep guide.


As a parent you know all too well that a good night's sleep can make all the difference. But how much should your baby, toddler, and big kid get? Here's a simple age by age guide. Newborns up to three months need a lot of sleep. Between 14 and 17 hours total each day. This should be pretty evenly split between daytime sleep and nighttime sleep. With so much sleep, don't be surprised of your bundle of joy is only awake for one-three hours at a time. After the fourth month mark, and up to eleven months, your baby should sleep for a total of twelve-fifteen hours. That's nine-twelve hours at night and one-four naps during the day. Each nap should range anywhere from thirty minutes to two hours Toddlers who are one to two years old need 11 to 14 hours of sleep in a 24 hour period. By the time they are 18 months they usually drop to one to two naps a day. Once preschool age, they usually stop napping altogether, but should still be clocking in 10 to 13 hours a night. When the turn six, this drops to nine to 11 hours. If only you could enjoy that much sleep. Nighty-night.

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