Sleep Cheat Sheet


How much sleep does your child need?

1 week old: 16.5 total hours; 4 naps
1 month: 15.5 total hours; 3 naps
3 months: 15 total hours; 3 naps
6 months: 14.25 total hours; 2 naps
9 months 14 total hours; 2 naps
1 year: 13.75 total hours; 2 naps
18 months: 13.5 total hours; 1 nap
2 years: 13 total hours; 1 nap
3 years: 12 total hours; 1 nap
4 years: 11.5 total hours; no naps
5-9 years: 10-11 total hours; no naps
10-15 years: 9-10 total hours; no naps
15-18 years: 8-9 total hours; no naps

Common Causes of Night Wakings:

  •Reaching a new developmental milestone such as crawling, walking or rolling over.
  •Environmental irritants such as cigarettes, baby    powders or paint, which cause nasal stuffiness.
  •Noises
  •Medical ailments
  •Too-frequent night feedings
  •Emotional fears or nightmares

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