How Much Sleep Do Babies and Toddlers Need?

Making sure your child gets enough sleep is typically a high priority for new parents. Here are general guidelines on how many hours of sleep the average baby and toddler require at various ages, but keep in mind that every child is different – some need more sleep than others. Also, be prepared for your little one’s sleep patterns to fluctuate quite a bit as she develops and reaches new milestones.

Age: Newborn
Nighttime: 8,5
Daytime: 8,5
Average Total Sleep: 17

Age: 1 month
Nighttime: 9
Daytime: 8
Average Total Sleep: 17

Age: 3 months
Nighttime: 10
Daytime Sleep: 6
Average Total Sleep: 16

Age: 6 months
Nighttime: 10
Daytime: 5
Average Total Sleep: 15

Age: 9 months
Nighttime: 11
Daytime: 3,5
Average Total Sleep: 14,5

Age: 12 months
Nighttime: 11
Daytime: 3
Average Total Sleep: 14

Age: 18 months
Nighttime: 11
Daytime: 2,5
Average Total Sleep: 13,5

Source: BabyCenter