Sleep

From about 6 months old, your baby’s sleep patterns are more like yours.

At this age, babies sleep an average of about 13 hours in total. They tend to sleep the longest period at night, averaging about 11 hours.

Your baby will start dropping their number of daytime naps to about 2. Their naps are usually about 1 to 2 hours.

In general, babies may wake up less frequently during the night because they don’t need to be fed as often.

Most babies will wake only once during the night and need settling back to sleep. Some will still wake up more often.

At this age, babies may start to worry about being away from their parent or carer. This may make it longer for babies to fall asleep and may temporarily increase night waking.

Regular daytime and bedtime routines may help your baby to fall and stay asleep.