Every baby’s unique, including your own. 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.
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Sleep Schedule for 12-Month-Olds with 2 Naps:
|Good Morning!||6:30 AM|
|Nap 1||9:45-10:45 AM||
Awake: 3 hrs. 15 mins.
Nap: 1 hr.
|Nap 2||2:15-3:15 PM||
Awake: 3 hrs. 30 mins.
Nap: 1 hr.
|Start Bedtime Routine||6:30 PM|
|Good Night!||7:15 PM||Awake: 4 hrs.|
Q: Can a 12-month-old baby sleep through the night?
Yes – by this age your baby should not need to wake for night feedings (always a good idea to check with your pediatrician) so technically they can sleep through the night.
However, if your baby is still waking during the night then you might want to consider giving sleep training a go.
Download the Smart Sleep Coach by Pampers™ and get a personalized plan as well as step-by step-guidance on things like bedtime routines and teaching your baby to self-soothe to fall sleep faster and stay asleep longer.
Q: How many hours should a 12-month-old sleep each day?
For optimal development, a 12-month-old should sleep about 13 hours and 15 minutes over a 24-hour period.
Q: How much nighttime sleep for a 12-month-old?
12-month-olds typically sleep 11-12 hours at night.
Q: How much daytime sleep for a 12-month-old?
About 2-3 hours a day divided over 2 naps.
Note: Some 12-month-olds will start to resist an afternoon nap. We suggest lengthening the wake window between naps rather than transitioning to one nap. For more information on baby nap transitions, please read our dedicated article on nap transitions .
Q: Is there a 12-month-old regression?
No, not classically speaking, but see our earlier note on nap protests. And for more on baby sleep regressions, read our dedicated article explaining sleep regressions and how to manage them.