Daytime Sleep in Babies

Sleep is as important as nutrition for babies for healthy growth and development. As the need for sleep changes as they get older, daytime sleepiness in babies may differ from month to month. When does the daytime sleep in babies end and what kind of distribution is there according to the months, we have researched for you!

How many hours should a 2-month-old baby sleep during the day?

Two-month-old babies need around 14-16 hours of sleep in total. On average, they sleep 6-7 hours during the day. This daytime sleep of your baby may be intermittent rather than blocky.

How many hours does a 3-month-old baby sleep during the day?

The sleep pattern of a 3-month-old baby is not much different from a 2-month-old baby. 3-month-old babies sleep an average of 5-6 hours during the day.

How many hours does a 4-month-old baby sleep during the day?

For a 4-month-old baby, a total of 14-16 hours of sleep is expected during the day. When the baby is 4 months old, he can sleep 3 times a day for an average of 4 hours during the day. If your baby sleeps 3 times, you can observe the clues to see if he is ready for the third nap.

How many hours does a 6 month old baby sleep during the day?

During this period of transition to supplementary food, there may be a change in the sleeping habits of babies. By six months, babies begin to sleep longer at night. Between daytime naps, there is a waking period of 3 or 4 hours.

From the 6th to the 8th month, babies sleep an average of 11-12 hours at night and 2 or 3 sleeps during the day, around 2.5 to 3.5 hours. The duration of your baby’s third sleep may begin to shorten as of this month. This is an indication that his need for daytime sleep is beginning to decrease.

When does daytime sleep in babies end?

12-month-old babies are expected to sleep a total of 10-13 hours a day. Between 18-21 months, daytime sleepiness falls to one. Between the ages of 21-36 months, most of the children need a nap between half an hour and 2 hours once a day.

So, until what age should daytime naps be? The period when children stop sleeping during the day can vary between 3 and 5 years old. At this point, the parent has a great responsibility to find the right moment. In some cases, the child may actually need to sleep even if he or she resists daytime sleepiness. This means that he is not yet ready to give up his daytime nap.

Sleep pattern chart for babies

wakefulness timedaytime napsnight sleeptotal sleep
0-6 weeks40-60 min8-9 hours/4-5 times8-9 hours16-18 hours
6 weeks-3 months1-1.5 hours5-6 hours / 3-4 times9-10 hours14-16 hours
3-6 is1.5-2.5 hours4-5 hours/3 times10-11 hours14-16 hours
6-9 is2-3 hours3-4 hours/2-3 times10-11 hours13-15 hours
9-12 is2.5-3.5 hours2-3 hours/2 times11-12 hours13-14 hours
1-2 years4-6 hours2-3 hours/1 time11 hours13-14 hours
2-5 years6-8 hours1-2 hours/1 time10-11 hours11-13 hours

From the age of 4 onwards, the child is expected to have a wakefulness period of 13-14 hours during the day.

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