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How Many Hours A Day Should A Baby Sleep?

[Ilovemyshape.com] If you want your baby grow well, don’t forget to pay attention to their sleeping time. But, how many hours a day should a baby sleep? Just check out helpful information below!

Growth Hormone, an indispensable factor for height growth, is produced most strongly during sleeping time. Because of that, babies must sleep right and enough to grow most effectively.

Below are the suggestions about sleep time for babies of different ages.

Notice: the demand for each baby may vary. Therefore, a certain baby’s sleep time may be 2 hours less or more than the standard.

Demand for each baby may vary
Demand for each baby may vary

New Born

Number of hours of night sleep: 8.5 hours

Number of hours of day sleep: 8.5 hours (including many short sleeps)

Total number of hours: 17 hours

 1 Month Old

Number of hours of night sleep: 8.5 hours

Number of hours of day sleep: 7.5 hours (including many short sleeps)

Total number of hours: 16 hours

Choose soft and light clothes for babies
Choose soft and light clothes for babies

3 Months Old

Number of hours of night sleep: 9 hours

Number of hours of day sleep: 6 hours (about 3 short sleeps)

Total hours: 15 hours

6 Months Old

Number of hours of night sleep: 10 hours

Number of hours of day sleep: 4 hours (about 2-3 short sleeps)

Total hours: 14 hours

9 Months Old

Number of hours of night sleep: 11 hours

Number of hours of day sleep: 3 hours (about 2 short sleeps)

Total hours: 14 hours

Gently massage babies, cuddle and pat them.
Gently massage babies, cuddle and pat them.

12 Months Old

Number of hours of night sleep: 11 hours

Number of hours of day sleep: 3 hours (about 2 short sleeps)

Total number of hours: 14 hours 

18 Months Old

Number of hours of night sleep: 11 hours

Number of hours of day sleep: 2.5 hours (one short sleep)

Total number of hours: 13.5 hours

2-3 Years Old

Number of hours of night sleep: 10-11 hours

Number of hours of day sleep: 1-2 hours (one short sleep)

Total number of hours: 12-14 hours

Make sure babies have enough day sleep so that they won’t cry, get tired and hard to sleep at night.
Make sure babies have enough day sleep so that they won’t cry, get tired and hard to sleep at night.

3-5 Years Old

Number of hours of night sleep: 10-13 hours

Number of hours of day sleep: 0-1 hour

Total number of hours: 11-13 hours

 Some tips to help your babies fell asleep quickly and have sound sleep:

  • Gently massage babies, cuddle and pat them.
  • Make sure babies have enough day sleep so that they won’t cry, get tired and hard to sleep at night.
  • Let babies sleep in a dark room with comfortable temperature. Avoid light and noise.
  • Choose soft and light clothes for babies
  • Choose safe pacifier for babies to suck before sleep. When babies are sleeping sound, parents can slowly take away pacifier from their mouths to prevent them from startling.
  • Tell story or sing to babies.

You might like learning right ways to store and thaw foods for babies:

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