Written By Mandy Treeby Chief Baby Sleep Consultant
Your baby’s changing a lot all the time. They’re learning new skills, growing, and, yes, their sleep schedule’s changing. You may be wondering “What is my 11-month-old’s sleep schedule?” or “How long should a 11-month-old nap?”
Rest assured, we’re here to help.
IN THIS ARTICLE:
- How Many Total Hours Should a 11-Month-Old Sleep?
- Can a 11-month-old baby sleep through the night?
- How much nighttime sleep for a 11-month-old?
- How much daytime sleep for a 11-month-old?
- What is a 11-month-old’s wake window?
- Is there a 11-month-old regression?
A Sample 11-Month-Old’s Sleep Schedule:
Keep in mind these times are just examples.
Your baby’s unique. Therefore, when mapping out their sleep schedule, focus less on the specific clock times and more on wake windows – the amount of time your baby is awake between naps or their last nap and bedtime. – and sleepy cues, like yawning and pulling ears.
Babies innately understand when it’s time for their bodies to rest. We adults, however, sometimes have to help them along. That’s what sleep coaching is all about: syncing their natural rhythms with the day.
(For more on how to sleep coach, check out the Smart Sleep Coach by Pampers™. Developed with doctors, experts, and parents, it walks you through coaching step-by-step to help your baby sleep faster and longer.)
Tip: Follow our guidance on how long your baby should be awake before their next nap or sleep.
Sample Sleep Schedule for 11-Month-Olds with 2 Naps:
|“Good morning!”||6:30 AM|
|Nap 1||9:30-10:45 AM||
Awake: 3 hrs.
Nap: 1 hr. 15 mins.
|Nap 2||2:15-3:30 PM||
Awake: 3.5 hrs.
Nap: 1 hr. 15 mins.
|Bedtime Routine||6:30 PM|
|“Good night!”||7:15 PM||Awake: 3 hrs. 45 mins.|
Q: How Many Total Hours Should a 11-Month-Old Sleep?
At minimum you want your 11-month-old to sleep 12 hours and up to 15 hours in a 24-hour period.
Q: Can a 11-month-old baby sleep through the night?
Yes, most 11-month-old babies sleep through the night with proper sleep coaching, though some may still want an early morning (3-5:00 AM) feeding.
To learn more about sleep coaching, download the Smart Sleep Coach by Pampers™ . We designed this easy-to-use app to guide you step-by-step so you can teach your baby how to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer!
Q: How much nighttime sleep for a 11-month-old?
10 is the minimum here, though 11-12 hours is better.
Q: How much daytime sleep for a 11-month-old?
A goal here is 2-3 hours split between 2 naps. Each nap should be at least an hour. Also, note that some babies this age start to resist naps. Since it’s too early for a nap transition, in this case we suggest lengthening their wake windows between naps.
For more on transitions, read our article on nap transitions and how to handle them.
Q: What is a 11-month-old’s wake window?
Typically, an 11-month-old’s wake window is between 3 hours and 3 hours 45 minutes.
Q: Is there a 11-month-old regression?
There may be a bit of regression at this point, though sometimes it comes later or earlier. If or when it does, it’s for a few reasons:
New skills: 11-month-olds are standing and cruising around, which can be so exciting it keeps them or wakes them up.
Separation anxiety: Some babies still have separation anxiety as they wonder what you’re doing while they’re “sleeping.”
For more on sleep regressions, please read our article on why they happen and how to handle them .