HOW MUCH SLEEP DOES MY BABY NEED?

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HOW MUCH DOES MY BABY NEED?

It’s a question that all parents regularly make: how much sleep does my baby need? And does not my child sleep too much? Or too little?

In the first days a baby sleeps a lot: about 16 to 20 hours a day. A baby must, like mommy, recover from childbirth, and he does so by sleeping. After the first days , a baby sleeps about 16 hours a day.

A day and night rhythm is not there yet, a baby wakes up for a diet. After the milk, clean diaper and a hug, he usually falls asleep for about 2 to 3 hours. You will see that newborn babies can really sleep everywhere. In the car , in the box , in the crib , in your arms: the place does not matter to your baby as long as you’re in the neighborhood.

After 3 months

After 3 months , a baby needs about 15 hours of sleep a day, spread over 3 sleepers during the day and about 10 o’clock at night.

After 6 months a baby is still sleeping for about 14 hours a day. Slowly, a baby passes on 2 sleepers during the day: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. At night, a baby sleeps about 11 hours. This rhythm keeps him full until he is about one and a half, only the duration of the sleepies becomes shorter during the day. Between the ages of 14 and 18, most children switch to one afternoon sleep.

The numbers in a row

Age Sleeping during the day Hours during the day Hours at night Total amount of hours
Newborn Irregular 8-9 8-9 16-18
1 month 3-4 7-8 8-9 15-16
3 months 3 5-6 9-10 15
6 months 2-3 3-4 10-11 14-15
9 months 2 3 11 14
1 year 1-2 2-3 11-12 13-14
1.5 years 1 2-3 11-12 13-14
2 years 1 2 11-12 13
3 years 1 1-2 10-11 12

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