Sleep Schedule

10 Month Old Sleep Schedule and Development

Amber LoRe

10 Month Old Sleep Development:

At 10 months old we’ll aim for at least 13.5 hours of total sleep per day (11-12 hours at night and 2-3 hours of day sleep over 2 naps). Most children need 3-3.5 hours of awake time in between sleep periods at this age.

[Note: for children who were born early, we go by their adjusted age for sleep development.]

Now that your baby is getting older, it should be much easier to handle the 2 nap schedule without getting overtired. 

Here’s what a typical day might look like:

Huckleberry 10 Month Old Sample Sleep Schedule

Note: Sleep needs vary by child and this chart should be viewed as an example.

Sleep Tip:

If your baby is helped to sleep at bedtime (i.e. fed or rocked until asleep) and it’s no longer working for you, we recommend working on helping them fall asleep without assistance. Independent sleepers tend to have easier bedtimes and decreased night waking.

Sleep Fact:

If you’re looking for a more predictable schedule, it’s a great time to transition to a “by the clock” schedule rather than one based upon awake time.

*Huckleberry Premium was created to make sleep consultations for children more affordable for families. We take into consideration the uniqueness of every family's lifestyle as well as their sleep goals when working to create a successful sleep plan. If you are interested in more personalized analysis and guidance for your child, sign up for Huckleberry Premium.

About the Author:

Amber LoRe is a pediatric sleep consultant with Huckleberry. She's always considered herself an advocate for children - from early jobs in daycare to her work as a family law attorney. She's been helping families get more sleep since 2011 and never gets tired of hearing success stories from happy clients. Amber lives outside NYC with her husband, their two awesome children and their rescue pup.