How Long Should Babies and Toddlers Sleep For? (Infographic)

The following infographic provides a realistic look at baby, toddler and preschooler sleep. Including average night waking, need for night feeds, sleep regression and average amount and timings of naps.
NOTE: This is averages only, some babies will sleep more, some less. They are all different!

The naps are the *total* for all naps combined, not per nap – e.g at 3-4 mths TOTAL naps are 3-4 hours, usually split over 3-4 different naps, so averaging around 1hr each.

For more information  on realistic sleep expectations and gentle ‘sleep training’ advice see The Gentle Sleep Book or visit The Gentle Sleep Book Facebook Page.

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Published by SarahOckwell-Smith

Sarah Ockwell-Smith, Parenting author and mother to four.

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