Sleep Schedules by Age

Sleep Schedules by Age

Babies 0 to 8 Weeks

Not much of a pattern. Baby’s naps will be sporadic and you cannot determine how long each one will be. Watch the clock though, a baby this age typically needs to go to sleep after being away for 45-60 minutes.

Babies 8 to 16 Weeks

Naps will start consolidating but may not be on a schedule yet. Baby can be awake a bit longer now, stretching their wake time to up to 1.5 hours at times. Takes 4 to 5 true naps. Bedtime can be anywhere from 6 to 8pm

Babies 4 to 7/8 Months – 3 Naps

Wake Time: 6 to 7am

Nap 1 Starts: 830/9am

Nap 2 Starts: 12/1pm

Catnap Starts: 3:30/4pm

Bedtime: 5:30 to 7pm (depends on nap quality for the day)

Babies 8/9 Months to 15-18 Months– 2 Naps

Wake Time: 6-7am Nap 1 Starts: 830/9am Nap 2 Starts: 12:30-1pm Bedtime: 5:30 to 7:30pm (depends on age and nap quality for the day)

Children 15-18 Months to about 4 years old

Wake Time: 6 to 7:30am (wake time really depends on child and your morning schedule)

Nap 1 Starts: 12 to 1pm

Bedtime: 6 to 8pm (depends on age and quality/length of nap)

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