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Sleep Schedules for the First Year of Life

Growth and development occur faster in infants and toddlers than it does during any other stage of life. Naps are an important part of this phase because they are what rejuvenates the body, so it can function correctly. As children age, their growth rate slows and their need for so many hours of sleep diminishes. New parents should expect naptime to be a large part of daily life during their child’s first year of life.

Unpredictable Newborn Nappers

Newborns sleep when their body needs it, and there is no way to establish a schedule or detect any type of pattern for these first few weeks. The typical newborn nap could be as short as 15 minutes or last a few hours. Most newborns will take many naps a day because a newborn baby needs as much as 18 hours of sleep a day. Parents should not try to keep a …