Even though newborns sleep more than they are awake, many of us have wondered “how much sleep does my baby need?” While of course each baby is different, there are some general guidelines for baby sleep that have helped me gauge the whole thing. Check out these guidelines for newborns to 6-month-olds, what you can expect and what I’ve experienced with my five babies.
Here’s a general guide on this:
- Newborn Baby: Sleeps at least 16 hours/day
- 3 to 4-Month-Old Baby: Sleeps approximately 15 hours/day including 3 or 4 naps
- 6-Month-Old Baby: Sleeps approximately 14 hours/day including 2 or 3 naps
How’s it been going with your baby and sleep? Please comment below and tell me your impressions, ideas and tips! Nothing sweeter – and easier on a new mom — than a sleeping baby!
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