Guidelines Navigation


Sleep Safety for SIDS



Always put baby to sleep on his back.

Use a firm crib mattress with a fitted crib sheet.

Don't put blankets, comforters, or quilts over or under baby. Use a one-piece sleeper.

Don't put stuffed toys, pillows, or bumpers in the crib.

Make sure your baby's room isn't too hot.

Never smoke near baby.

Breastfeed.

Keep baby nearby.

All Ages

|

sleeping


2-3oz per feeding, 8-12 feedings per day.



00-01M

|

feeding


8-12 or more breastfeeding per day.



00-02M

|

feeding


Sleeping schedules



Newborn: 16-20 hours a day. 6 Months: 6 hours without waking up.

00-06M

|

sleeping


Spend 45-60 minutes awake, at a time.



00-1.5M

|

sleeping


Sleep Guidelines



4-8 naps lasting 15 minutes - 4 hours. Shoot for a bedtime around 9-11pm, to get about 8-14 hours of sleep at night. Should get 14-18 hours of sleep per day.

00-1.5M

|

sleeping


Sleep Guidelines



3-4 naps lasting 30 minutes - 2 hours. Shoot for a bedtime around 8-11pm, to get about 8-13 hours of sleep at night. Should get 11-15 hours of sleep per day.

01.5-3M

|

sleeping


How much sleep?



8.5 hours at night, 7.5 hours during the day. 16 total hours.

01M

|

sleeping


Look at Me!



  1. Cuddle Baby in your lap
  2. Hold a small mirror in front of baby
  3. Show baby what's in the mirror
  4. Hold you face next to baby's and make faces into the mirror
Benefits:
Baby will become more aware of her body and facial expressions.

01M+

|

activities


8-10 or more breastfeedings per day



02-04M

|

feeding


Spend one hour awake, at a time.



02M

|

sleeping


Sleep Guidelines



3 naps lasting 1-2 hours. Shoot for a bedtime around 8-10pm, to get about 9-12 hours of sleep at night. Should get 12-14 hours of sleep per day.

03-09M

|

sleeping


How Much Sleep?



6-10 hours at night, 5-9 hours during the day. 15 total hours.

03M

|

sleeping


Spend 1-1.5 hours awake, at a time.



03M

|

sleeping


6-8 or more breastfeedings per day.



04-06M

|

feeding


Spend 1.25-1.75 hours awake, at a time.



04M

|

Sleeping


Up, Up, and Away!



  1. Lie on your back. Bring knees into chest. Lay baby tummy down on your legs.
  2. Raise your legs up a little so your baby rises into the air.
  3. Hold on to baby and keep knees together so baby doesn't drop between them.
Benefits:
The tummy time in this game helps develop neck control and upper body muscles.

04M+

|

activities


Spend 1.5-2.25 hours awake, at a time.



05M

|

sleeping


Spend 2-3 hours awake, at a time.



06-09M

|

sleeping


Start eating solid foods



In addition to breast milk or formula. Look for these signs that your baby is ready:
  • Can hold up head
  • Sit up with help
  • Watches people eat
  • Opens mouth to show interest in food
  • Lips close over food when you use a spoon to feed

06M

|

feeding


Nursing when starting solids



Baby should nurse less once starting solids. As long as baby is growing, that is fine.

06M

|

feeding


How Much Sleep?



10-12 hours at night, 3-4.5 hours during the day. Total of 14.5 hours.

06M

|

sleeping


Spend 2-2.5 hours awake, at a time.



06M

|

sleeping


Let's Roll



  1. Seat baby across from you on the floor
  2. Slowly roll a ball towards baby and help catch it with both hands
  3. Show baby how to send the ball back to you. "Now it's your turn, roll the ball back to Mommy"
  4. Take turns rolling the ball back and forth
Benefits:
Baby can practice hand-eye coordination.

06M+

|

activities


Sleep Guidelines



2 naps lasting 1-2 hours. Shoot for a bedtime around 7-8pm, to get about 10-12 hours of sleep at night. Should get 12-14 hours of sleep per day.

09-12M

|

Sleeping


Spend 3 hours awake, at a time.



09-18M

|

sleeping


How Much Sleep?



11 hours per night, 3 hours per day. 14 total hours.

09M

|

sleeping


Sleep Guidelines



1-2 naps lasting 1-2 hours. Shoot for a bedtime around 7-8pm, to get about 10-12 hours of sleep at night. Should get 12-14 hours of sleep per day.

12-18M

|

sleeping


Sleep Guidelines



1 nap lasting 1-2 hours. Shoot for a bedtime around 7-8pm, to get about 10-12 hours of sleep at night. Should get 11-14 hours of sleep per day.

18M-3Y

|

sleeping


Can drink cow's milk



Baby's tummy will not be able to digest cow's milk very well before turning one year old. Only breast milk or formula before that.

12M

|

feeding


How Much Sleep?



11 hours per night, 2.5 per day. Total of 13.5 hours.

12M

|

sleeping


How Much Sleep?



11 hours per night, 2.5 hours per day. Total of 13.5 hours.

18M

|

sleeping


How Much Sleep?



11 hours at night, 2 hours during the day. 13 total hours.

2Y

|

sleeping


How Much Sleep?



10.5 hours per night, 1.5 hours during the day. 12 hours total.

3Y

|

sleeping


How Much Sleep?



11.5 hours at night.

4y

|

sleeping


How Much Sleep?



11 hours per night.

5y

|

sleeping


How Much Sleep?



10.5-11 hours per night.

6y

|

sleeping


How Much Sleep?



10.5 hours per night.

7y

|

sleeping


How Much Sleep?



10-10.5 hours per night.

8y

|

sleeping


How Much Sleep?



10 hours per night.

9y

|

sleeping


How Much Sleep?



9.5-10 hours per night.

10y

|

sleeping


How Much Sleep?



9.5 hours per night.

11y

|

sleeping


How Much Sleep?



9-9.5 hours per night.

12-13Y

|

sleeping


How Much Sleep?



9 hours per night.

14y

|

sleeping


How Much Sleep?



8.5-9 hours per night.

15y

|

sleeping


How Much Sleep?



8.5 hours per night.

16y

|

sleeping