How much sleep your baby needs

How many hours sleep – and daytime naps – your baby needs.

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As your baby grows, his sleeping needs change. Here’s how many hours – and how many naps – you can expect your baby to have at each age and stage.

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Sleep needs of your newborn and 1 month old baby

  • Daytime naps: 7 hours
  • Night-time sleep: 8.5 hours
  • Total per 24 hours: 15-16 hours
  • Total daytime naps: Varied

Sleep needs of your 1 month old, 2 month old and 3 month old baby

  • Daytime naps: 5-6 hours
  • Night-time sleep: 9-10 hours
  • Total per 24 hours: 15-16 hours
  • Total daytime naps: 3-4

Sleep needs of your 3 month old, 4 month old, 5 month old and 6 month old baby

  • Daytime naps: 5 hours
  • Night-time sleep: 10 hours
  • Total per 24 hours: 15 hours
  • Total daytime naps: 2-3

Sleep needs of your 6 month old, 7 month old, 8 month old and 9 month old baby

  • Daytime naps: 3.5 hours
  • Night-time sleep: 11 hours
  • Total per 24 hours: 14-15 hours
  • Total daytime naps: 2-3

Sleep needs of your 9 month old, 10 month old, 11 month old and 12 month old baby

  • Daytime naps: 3 hours
  • Night-time sleep: 11 hours
  • Total per 24 hours: 14 hours
  • Total daytime naps: 2
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Sleep needs of your 12 month old baby, 13 month old, 14 month old, 15 month old, 16 month old, 17 month old, 18 month old toddler

  • Daytime naps: 2.5 hours
  • Night-time sleep: 11.5 hours
  • Total per 24 hours: 13-14 hours
  • Total daytime naps: 1-2

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