How much sleep does your baby need?

Making sure your baby gets enough sleep typically ranks high among a parent’s concerns. Every baby is different, and some need more sleep than others. But there are general guidelines on how many hours of sleep the average child requires at various ages.

Schedule your baby’s naps and meals at the same times each day to get him used to being in a routine. This predictability helps him stay calm and happy, which makes it easier for him to settle down to sleep.

Here is a sleep chart that I found on Pinterest (unfortunately there was not an original source).

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