2 Month Old Sleep Schedule: Bedtime and Nap Schedule
2 Month Old Sleep Development:
At this age we still hope to see at least 15.5 hours of sleep in a 24 hour period. [Note: for children who were born early, we go by their adjusted age for sleep development.]
By 2 months of age we expect day/night confusion to have passed and to see some longer periods of sleep at night. However since babies this age aren’t yet following a 24 hour internal rhythm for sleeping and eating, it’s common for days and nights to look very different day to day.
While we don’t recommend trying to follow a schedule at this age, we typically see 4-6 naps a day ranging anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours long. If you’d like to help regulate your baby’s schedule, we recommend limiting any one nap to 2 hours in order to help consolidate night sleep. Most babies need 45 minutes - 2 hours of awake time in between sleep periods.
We don’t expect much predictability at this age, but here’s an example of what your day could look like:
Note: Sleep needs vary by child and this chart should be viewed as an example.
It’s a great time to introduce a consistent bedtime routine to cue that it’s time to sleep. Short and sweet is best at this age (i.e. diaper change, pajamas, feeding, lullaby); it just needs to be consistent to be effective!
Use our SweetSpot® tool to help predict optimal nap times. We use your child’s unique sleep patterns along with age appropriate wake windows to determine the best time for your baby to sleep.
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