How much sleep does your baby need according to age?

So many mums ask me this so I thought it would be a good idea to put it in to a nice table for you below.

Natalie

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Total numbers of hours per 24 hours

Age Day time sleep Night time sleep Total number of hours
 1 month  8 8-10 16-18
 2 months 6-7  8.5-10  15-17
 3- 6 months  5  10  15
 6- 9 months  3-3.5  11  14-14.5
 9- 12 months  3-3.5  11  14-14.5
 12- 18 months  2.5  11  13.5
 18- 24 months  2  11  13

Total number of naps required per day

Age Number of naps Number of hours required
1 month None 16-18 hours in a 24 hour period (spread out during the day and night)
2 months 3-4 naps 6-7 hours
3-6 months 3-4 naps 5 hours
6-9 months 3 naps 3.5 hours
9-12 months 2 naps 3-3.5 hours
12-18 months 1 naps 2.5 hours
18-24 months 1 nap 2 hours

Sleep window (up times per age)

Age First nap Second nap Third nap Bedtime
0-3 months 1-2 hours 1-2 hours 1-2 hours 1-2 hours
3-5 months 1- 1.5 hours 1.5-2.5 hours 1.5-2.5 hours 1-1.5 hours
5-8 months 1- 1.5 hours 2-3.5 hours 2-3 hours 1- 1.5 hours
8-14 months 2-3 hours 2.5- 4 hours Usually this nap has been dropped Until 4 hours