What is the Ideal 8 Month Old Nap Sample Schedule & Awake Window?

What’s the Ideal Awake Window for an 8 Month Old?

At 8 months of age, a baby needs an awake window of 3 hours, to ensure balance in the sleep pressure hormone adenosine. This hormone is commonly referred to as the “sleep driver” that ensures if balanced, your child takes a nice long and consistent nap in their crib.

How Much Total Nap Time Does an 8 Month Old Need?

At 8 months of age, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine states that children need 12-16 hours in total sleep, through the age of 12 months.  Every baby is different, so it’s important to ensure you understand  the signal of getting too much or too little sleep for 8 months old.

What is a Sample Sleep Schedule for an 8 Month Old or 9 Month Old Baby?

By following a 7:00 bedtime and 7:00 am wake up time, that would then align with two naps in the day. Duration will be: 1 hour, 1 1/2 hours or 2 hours. Then, nap #2 is  based off that timing and any of these scenarios balances the day and  babies needs.

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