Total Sleep Hours: 14
Night time Hours: 10-12
Daytime Hours: 2-4 (typically 2 naps per day)
- 3rd nap is no longer needed around 8/9 months of age.
- Self-soothing skills are still a vital aspect in terms of getting quality sleep at the appropriate times.
- The daily schedule should be in line with her biological sleep rhythms to ensure restorative sleep. Try to stick to this schedule:
- Wake-up 5:30-7am
- 1st nap 9am
- 2nd nap three hours after morning nap wake-up
- Bedtime 7pm
- Up until 9 months of age some babies still require 1 feeding at night or in the early morning before their typical wake-up time. After eating they will generally fall back to sleep.
- Continue using your soothing routine for naps and nighttime sleep periods.
- Always put your baby to bed in a dark, quiet room where she can get quality sleep without interruption!
- In preparation for the 2-1 nap transition coming up in a few months, always wake your baby from her morning nap after 1-1.5 hours to protect the afternoon nap. You want to keep that one going strong so that it’s easy to phase out the morning nap when the time comes.
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