1-Month-Old’s Sleep Schedule

Updated Jun 20th 2022 | timer 2  min read

A 1-Month-Old’s Sleep Schedule

Parents of one month old babies may be wondering, “How much sleep does a 1-month-old baby need?”

Well, it’s not a straight-forward answer.

Why Don’t 1-Month-Old Babies Sleep Through the Night?

One-month-old babies’ sleep is very disorganized. This is for two primary reasons:

  • Their circadian rhythms won’t begin developing until around 3 months.
  • They wake up a lot to feed.

There therefore aren’t specific “nap times” or “ bedtimes” here. It’s more about wake windows.

As a general rule, most 1-month-old babies will be awake 30-90 minutes before their next sleep, which itself could be as little as 10 minutes or up to two hours. They tend to be awake longer in the afternoons before their next nap.

While each baby is different, this chart may help gauge the day to come.

Sample Sleep Schedule for 1-Month-Olds:

“Good morning!” 6:45 AM
Nap 1 7:30-8:45 AM Awake: 45 Mins.

Nap: 1 hr. 15 mins.

Nap 2 9:45-11:00 AM Awake: 1 hr.

Nap: 1 hr. 15 mins.

Nap 3 12:15-1:15 PM Awake: 1 hr. 15 mins.

Nap: 1 hr.

Nap 4 2:30-4:00 PM Awake: 1 hr. 15 mins.

Nap: 1 hr 30 mins.

Nap 5 5:15-5:45 PM Awake: 1 hr. 15 mins.

Nap: 30 mins.

Nap 6 7:00-7:30 PM Awake: 1 hr. 15 mins.

Nap: 30 mins.

Bedtime Prep 8:30 PM Awake: 1 hr.
“Good night!” 9:00 PM-10:30PM Expect Night Feedings

Can my 1-Month-Old Baby Sleep Through the Night?

Newborns wake often in the night for feedings that help them grow. Plus, their circadian rhythms are still developing. That said, 1-month old babies do not “sleep through the night.”

They’ll start sleeping longer at night around 3 months, especially if you try sleep coaching.

In sleep coaching, you work with your baby’s natural rhythms to strengthen their ability to self-soothe and fall asleep on their own. To learn more, download the Smart Sleep Coach by Pampers™.

Co-developed with sleep experts, this easy-to-use app guides you step-by-step through the sleep coaching process to help your baby learn to fall sleep faster and stay asleep longer – so you can, too!

How Many Hours Should a 1-Month-Old Sleep Each Day?

Most 1-month-olds sleep about 15.5 hours over a 24-hour period.

How Often Do 1-Month Old Babies Sleep?

A lot! In fact, most 1-month-old babies sleep about 14-17 hours a day spread out over many naps and nighttime.

How Many Naps Should a 1-Month-Old Take?

We use the term “nap” loosely here because 1-month-olds don’t take naps like older kids. But generally, there will be about 5 “naps” throughout the day, usually spaced 30-90 minutes apart.

How Much Should My 1-Month-Old Sleep at Night?

Babies this young don’t sleep through the night. They wake often for feedings and comfort. But, that said, many 1-month-olds will stay in their crib at night 9-12 hours before being awake enough to get up

What is a 1-Month-Old Baby’s Wake Window?

Typically, 1-month-old babies are awake for 30-45 minutes between naps, but every baby is unique. It may be 10 minutes or 40. It’s a good idea to look for sleepy cues to know when your baby might be ready for their next nap.

How Do I Know my 1-Month-Old is Tired?

Even newborns have sleepy cues – signs they’re tired -, including rubbing their eyes and looking away from you. If you notice these cues, place them on their back to encourage a nap.