How Much Sleep Do They Need At This Age?

12 Months – 18 Months:

  • Naps: 1-2
  • Total nap sleep: 3 hours.
  • Nap interval: 3 hours between naps
  • Night sleep: 10-12 hours.
  • Bedtime: around 8pm
  • Total sleep: 12-14 hours

18 Months – 3 Years:

  • Naps: 1
  • Total nap sleep: 1-2 hours.
  • Night sleep: 9-12 hours.
  • Bedtime: around 9pm
  • Total sleep: 11-13 hours

 

Children Sleep Routine Benefits:

  • Helps children fall asleep easier with shorter amount of time in bed before sleep
  • Less night wakening episodes
  • Reduces sleep problems. As a matter of fact, sleep routine is considered as a treatment for sleep disorders
  • Increases sleep duration.
  • Children with a bedtime routine sleep for an average of more than an hour longer per night than children who never had a bedtime routine
  • Decreases daytime behavior problems
  • Improves maternal mood
  • Improves marital satisfaction