Baby and Toddler Sleep Needs by Age

How many hours of sleep should your child be getting? As they grow and develop📈, their body clock shifts and their sleep needs change 🤪.

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How many hours of sleep should your child be getting? As they grow and develop📈, their body clock shifts and their sleep needs change🤪.

Here is a quick breakdown of the ages and general sleep needs of a baby according to age:⁠⁠

- 0-2 months: 16-20 hrs of daily sleep⁠

- 2-4 months: 15-17 hrs of daily sleep⁠

- 4-6 months: 14-15.5 hrs of daily sleep⁠

- 6-9 months: 14-15 hrs of daily sleep ⁠

- 9-12 months: 14 hrs daily sleep ⁠

- 12-18 months: 13-14 hrs of daily sleep ⁠

- 18-24 months: 13-14 hrs of daily sleep

⁠- 2-3 years: 12-14 hrs of daily sleep⁠

- 3-5 years: 11-13 hrs of daily sleep

⁠- 5-7 years: 10-12 hrs of daily sleep

⁠⁠*Recommendations from the National Sleep Foundation 🤓

⁠⁠But pay attention that these are ranges. Some children will have more efficient sleep and require less hours because their sleep cycles are taken one after another🏃️. Other children will wake up and take a long time to fall back into the powerful REM and Deep sleep🚶♀️. Those children will require more hours because each hour is less efficient.⁠⁠We want you to focus on the entire sleep package🎁. How many hours, how long each sleep session is, how many wake ups, and how long it takes to fall asleep? Put this all together and you'll know if your child is getting enough sleep or if they could use some more. ⁠⁠The Lovebug app will walk you through how much, how frequent and how efficient your child's sleep is. 📱

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