How Much Sleep Does Your Baby Need?

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First time moms generally wonder about how much time their babies need to sleep. Well, the sleep requirements do change with every passing month in the first year.

And yes, babies need to sleep more. As their bodies undergo development and certain changes, enough sleep is required.

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So, here is a chart to guide you about the general sleep requirements of babies.

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0-2 Months

During the day, infants take around 3-5 naps. The night's sleep could be around 8-9 hours. Overall, infants sleep for around 16 plus hours in a day.

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2-4 Months

During the day, babies need around 3 naps. The night's sleep could be around 9-10 hours. Overall, sleep hours in the day could be around 14 plus hours.

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4-6 Months

They need 2-3 naps in the day. The night's sleep could be around 10 hours. Overall sleep hours are 14-15 hours in a day.

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6-9 Months

At this age, they take around 2 naps. The night's sleep could be around 10-11 hours. Overall sleep in the day would be around 14 plus hours.

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9-12 Months

2 naps in the day and 10-12 hours of night sleep would be required. So, overall sleep is around 14 hours in a day.

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12-18 Months

One year old babies need 1-2 naps. The night's sleep should be 11-12 hours. Overall sleep can be 13-14 hours.

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18-24 Months

At this age, they take only one nap. But in the night, they sleep for 11 hours. Overall sleep is 13-14 hours in a day.

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2-3 Years

Babies of this age nap only once a day. The night's sleep could be around 10-11 hours. Overall sleep is 12-14 hours in a day.

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3-5 Years

Only 1 nap during the day. The night's sleep is 10-11 hours. Overall sleep is 11-13 hours in a day.

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5-12 Years

Children of this age go to school; so no naps. The night's sleep could be around 10 hours. Overall sleep for the day could be around 10 hours.

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