How Much Sleep Should Baby Get?

How much sleep should you baby be getting in a 24 hour period?

While babies will vary in how much day sleep and night sleep they are getting, they usually all average out to about the same amount of sleep in a 24 hour period. So, if you have a great night sleeper, you might find that they only have short or infrequent naps during the day. Or, if you have a great day time napper, you might have issues with night sleeping, or a baby that goes down quite late at night. (more…)

Routine Samples

Routine and Schedule Samples 6 week old routine / schedule 8 week old routine / schedule 3 month old routine / schedule 4 month old routine / schedule 5 month old routine / schedule 6 month old routine / schedule 9 month old routine / schedule 10 month old routine Read more…

How Much Night Sleep Should Baby Get?

How long babies sleep overnight varies quite significantly from baby to baby, and when they finally sleep through the night will also vary significantly.

In this article is a graph that will show you averages of how long a baby will sleep overnight.  You will see that in the early months the number of hours is very low, this is because baby still needs to be fed quite often. As they grow older they require less overnight feeds and the number of hours of uninterrupted sleep will lengthen. (more…)

Example Routine for a 9 Month Old

In this article we look at what most 9 month olds are up to developmentally, and routine wise. At this age you will find a large variety in routines depending on the sleep needs and overnight sleep patterns of your baby. We still recommend a gentle approach based on your baby’s needs.