Sleep Schedule

2 Month Old Sleep Schedule and Development

Amber LoRe

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:

Huckleberry 2 Month Old Sample Sleep Schedule

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

Sleep Fact:

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!

Sleep Tip:

Use our SweetSpot® feature 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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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.