How Long Should Your Baby Sleep? Posted on 07 Aug 10:37 , 0 comments

 how long should babies sleepHow long should babies sleep? The answer to that question varies based on your baby’s age. As a newborn, babies should sleep up to 18 hours in a 24 hour period. That means their spending 75% of the time asleep!


As they get older, the number of hours per day will slowly decrease, as you can see in our baby sleep chart below. You can learn more about baby sleep from birth to 3 months, including why they sleep so much, how to know if their getting enough sleep, and when you can expect them to sleep through the night here!

 Age
Total Hours of Sleep (24-hr period)
Daytime Sleep Duration
Nighttime Sleep Duration
Awake Time Between Sleeps
0-6 Weeks
15-18 hours 15 minutes-3 hours (3-5 naps) 2-4 hours 30 minutes - 1.5 hours
6-15 Weeks
14-16 hours 30 minutes - 3 hours (3-4 naps) 3-6 hours 1-2 hours
4-6 Months
12-15 hours 1-3 hours (3 naps) 6-8 hours 1.5-2.5 hours
6-8 Months
12-15 hours 1-3 hours (2-3 naps) 9-12 hours 2-3 hours
8-10 Months
11-15 hours 1-2 hours (1-2 naps) 10-12 hours 2-3 hours
10-12 Months
11-14 hours 1-2 hours (1-2 naps) 10-12 hours 2.5-3.5+ hours

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