How long should your child nap for during the day? This is a question I am frequently asked and the following is a good rule of thumb;

Age Total Napping Allowance Maximum awake period between sleep
0-3 months 5-6 hours 1.5 hours
3-6 months 4-5 hours 2 hours
6-9 months 4 hours 2.5 hours
9-14 months 3.5 hours 3 hours
14-18 months 3 hours 3.5 hours
18-24 months 2-3 hours 5 hours
2-3 years 1-2 hours 6 hours

 

The number of naps your child has is not as important as the length of awake time between naps.  One baby may have 4-5 short naps while another has 3 longer naps, both are fine. If the awake period is too long between naps you run the risk of your baby becoming overtired which will inhibit their ability to settle for their next sleep.

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Here is what Baby Sleep Academy customers had to say:

Hilda & Robbi

Hilda & Robbi

Before we met Edel were we completely exhausted and at our wits end, up every night at least 7 times with our son. Within about 10 days Dylan was happy in his cot and slept 12 hours straight! We couldn't speak more highly of Edel and she was such a fantastic person to deal with.*

Lesley

Lesley

Without Edel’s help and support I know I certainly wouldn’t be in a home with two very happy & content boys that sleep all night and thrive on their routine each day. She always understood how I felt. We would highly recommend Edel as a baby sleep consultant – she’s amazing!!*

Muireann

Muireann

I had no time to myself the entire day and despite being a new Mom and being told that this time was unpredictable I knew in my gut that it was wrong. We put our faith in Edel’s expertise in terms of sleep and we weren't disappointed. With the constant doubt we felt as new parents she was able to point us in the right direction.*

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