Most parents ask me what a “typical day” of feedings, naps, and bedtime would look like for their child. Because I get so many questions about this, I decided to dedicate this post to just that. What follows are typical baby and toddler sleep schedules for specific ages and stages.
Please note that “typical stages” apply to generally healthy children with no growth or developmental concerns. These sleep schedules are based upon recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics. However, the guidelines are very flexible, so you don’t need to adhere to them too rigidly.
Your own child’s routine should be based on careful observation of his eating and sleepcues.
Remember, you should consult with your pediatrician with questions about your toddler’s sleep as well.
Click on the link below to view a sample baby or toddler sleep schedule for each stage:
- Typical Schedule for 13-18 Month Old
- Typical Schedule for 18 Month Old – 2.5 Year Old
- Typical Schedule for 2.5 Year Old – 5 Year Old
To learn more about why your child’s sleep is so important click HERE