Patterns of Sleep During Infancy- stage-wise!
All babies have a different sleep pattern and it is known to change during their 1st year. The information listed below is just a general pattern to understand their sleep cycle.
Various stages & their sleep pattern : Birth - 3 months
sleep on and off through the day & night
8 to 18 hours a day
sleep only in short stretches
sleep very lightly (most of their sleeping time in active sleep)
3- 6 months
baby might have 3 daytime naps of up to 2 hours each.
14-15 hours of sleep in total a day
amount of active sleep starts to reduce
tend to wake up at least once during the night
babies sleep an average of about 13 hours in total a day
tend to sleep the longest period at night,
daytime naps reduced to about 2 naps
babies may start to worry about being away from their parents and may temporarily increase night wakings.
regular daytime and bedtime routines should be scheduled.
After 12 months
tend to sleep better and longer
take a nap once or twice during the day and sleep more at night
likely to be sleeping 8 to 12 hours a night