About 10 1/2 to 18 hours (in a 24-hour period). Without much of a pattern, your newborn probably sleeps a few minutes to several hours at a time and wakes often to refill his little tummy.
About 10 1/2 to 18 hours. Your baby’s beginning to adapt to the difference between day and night. She’ll probably catch most of her shuteye during nighttime hours, but still sleep a lot during the day.
About 10 1/2 to 18 hours. Though more alert and social now, most babies are still taking two to four (or even more) naps a day. Your baby may start skipping one middle-of-the-night feeding.
About 10 1/2 to 16 1/2 hours. Some (not all!) babies this age can sleep for long stretches of 6 to 8 hours at night. Most take two or three daytime naps.
About 13 1/4 to 14 1/4 hours. At night, babies typically log around 9 to 11 hours of sleep. Daytime naps may be down to one in the morning and one in the afternoon (though some babies are still taking three or even four short snoozes).
About 13 to 14 hours. Nearly three-fourths of babies are now sleeping through the night (usually defined as not waking up between midnight and 5 a.m.). Some get all their nighttime slumber in a single shot, sleeping 10 to 11 hours without waking. At this age, your baby’s likely to take two solid naps a day, morning and afternoon. She may have trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep, thanks to separation anxiety.
About 12 1/2 to 13 3/4 hours. Sleep continues to total 10 to 11 hours at night, plus two daytime naps that may be getting a bit shorter.
About 12 1/2 to 13 1/2 hours. By now, your toddler’s morning nap is probably kaput, but thankfully she’ll probably hang on to that afternoon nap for another couple of years. Most kids this age still sleep about 10 to 11 hours at night.
About 12 1/2 to 13 hours. Most 2-year-olds still nap in the afternoon and sleep around 10 or 11 hours at night. Your little rascal may resist going to sleep now and toddle out of bed after you tuck him in.
Fast fact: At age 2, most children have spent more time asleep than awake.
About 12 to 13 hours. Your preschooler may still take an afternoon nap, but some kids this age drop naps altogether. Often they make up for it by snoozing a little longer at night. Many have switched from a crib to a big bed by age 3.
4 and 5 years
About 11 to 12 hours. Some kids this age get all their sleep at night, while others still conk out for an hour or two in the afternoon. A child who is in kindergarten or has an unusually active day may be worn out and ready to head to bed earlier than usual.
About 10 to 11 1/2 hours, all at night. By this age, your child’s naps are probably history. Some children start to have nighttime fears. These can make it hard to fall asleep at bedtime.
7 and 8 years
About 9 1/2 to 11 1/2 hours. Most kids this age get a solid 9 1/2 to 11 1/2 hours of sleep at night. Before you know it, they’ll be teenagers and you’ll wish they didn’t sleep so late on weekend mornings!