Whispers Cottage (Custom)

New parents rack their brains over how much their new baby should be getting during the day.  

Here, we have a handy guide, but of course all babies and children are different, so below are suggestions only.

- BABY SLEEP REQUIREMENTS -

NEW BORN - 6 MONTHS

AGE IN WEEKS

0 - 6 weeks

6 - 12 weeks

12 - 18 weeks (3-4 months)

18 - 24 weeks (4.5-6 months)

1

1 - 1.5

2

2.5

HOURS ASLEEP

3

2.5 - 3

2

2

HOURS AWAKE

6 - 12 MONTHS

AGE IN MONTHS

6 - 8

8 - 10

10 - 12

12

3 x 3 hours

3 x 3.5 hours

2 x 4 hours (AM and PM)

Majority of day

HOURS ASLEEP AM

1.5 - 2

1 - 1.5

1.5

-

HOURS AWAKE

HOURS ASLEEP PM

1 - 1.5

1

0.5 - 1

2 - 2.5

1 - 3 YEARS

AGE IN MONTHS

15 - 18

24 - 36

36+

2

1 - 2

1 - 2

HOURS ASLEEP (after lunch)