2 Month Old Sleep Schedule: Bedtime and Nap Schedule

Amber LoRe / Pediatric sleep consultant / Updated Dec 22, 2020
two month old baby laying

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.

2 month old sleep time, nap time and bedtime schedule (sample)

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!

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Created Nov 30 2019