How much sleep should my baby be getting?
Some children need more or less sleep. If your little one is fussing, falling asleep anywhere anytime, waking at night, irritable, having a hard time taking naps or falling asleep at bedtime he or she may be overtired. Although it is counterintuitive, an overtired child doesn’t sleep as well during naps and nighttime as a well rested child.
Average sleep needs based on age
|Newborns||16 to 18 hours|
|1-3 month-olds||15 to 16 hours|
|3-9 month-olds||14 to 15 hours|
|9-12 month-olds||13 to 14 hours|
|1-2 year-olds||12 to 13 hours|
|2-4 year-olds||11 to 13 hours|
|4-5 year-olds||10 to 13 hours|