How Much Sleep Do Babies Need?: 6 Months to 1 Year


6-month-old sleep

Babies and sleep —the number one topic for exhausted parents!  As your baby gets older you might wonder how much sleep she needs and when she will start sleeping through the night.

In this video I talk about general baby sleep guidelines for your 6-month-old to 1-year-old baby and the signs of an overtired baby!

Sleep for 6 Month Old: Sleeps 14-15 hours/day including 2 or 3 naps

Sleep for 1 Year Old: Sleeps 14 hours/day including 2 naps

Overtired Baby

Here are some signs that your baby needs more sleep:

  • Baby is cranky, irritable or fussy
  • Baby falls asleep before usual bedtime
  • Baby wakes up too early in the morning (seems counterintuitive, but oftentimes tired babies are not in a good sleep cycle and they wake up earlier!  This calls for an earlier bedtime for many babies).
  • Baby rubs her eyes

I’m super interested to know what your experience has been like with all this, so please comment below and tell me the scoop!

You might also like: