7 Month Old Sleep Schedule: Bedtime and Nap Schedule

Amber LoRe / Pediatric sleep consultant / Updated Jan 05, 2021
7 month old baby

At 7 months, we’ll continue to aim for at least 14 hours of total sleep in a 24 hour period (11-12 hours at night and 2.5-3 hours during the day split over 3 naps).

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

Some babies are ready to transition to 2 naps, though most continue to need three naps, at least on some days. You may find that their total sleep gets a bit shorter until they completely drop the 3rd nap by 8-9 months of age.

Huckleberry 7 Month Old Sleep Schedule

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

If you’ve transitioned to 2 naps and are suddenly seeing increased night-waking or early waking, overtiredness may be to blame. Offer three naps 2-3 times a week to help “reset” their overtiredness and get back on track.

The third nap can be really hard to get at this age, despite a parent’s best efforts. When it’s skipped, it’s important to offer an earlier bedtime to offset overtiredness.

Created Nov 25 2019