A 13-Month-Old’s Sleep Schedule

Updated Jul 31st 2022 | timer 2  min read

13 months

Written By Mandy Treeby Chief Baby Sleep Consultant

Wow! 13-month-old babies have learned a lot over the past months, especially when it comes to sleeping through the night. But babies are still learning the ropes – and so are parents.

You may have a lot of questions, then, including, “How many hours a day should a 13-month-old sleep?”

Luckily, we’re here to help.

A Sample 13-Month-Old’s Sleep Schedule:

We’re only using these times as examples.

Your baby’s unique, so instead of focusing on clock time when sleep coaching, focus more on their wake windows – the amount of time your baby is awake between naps or their last nap and bedtime. – and their sleepy cues. These two signs help you understand and work with their natural rhythms.

For more insights on how to use wake windows and sleepy cues, and for step-by-step guidance on sleep coaching, download the Smart Sleep Coach by Pampers™ .

Co-developed with sleep experts and powered by a dynamic AI algorithm, it both teaches you everything you need to know to help your baby sleep better and creates a personalized schedule to ensure your baby gets all the healthy sleep they need!

Note: many babies this age may be transitioning from 2-to-1 nap, so we’ve included sample schedules for both. For more information on nap transitions.

Sample Sleep Schedule for 13-Month-Olds with 2 Naps:

“Good morning!” 6:30 AM
Nap 1 9:45-10:45 AM Awake: 3 hrs. and 15 mins.

Nap: 1 hr.

Nap 2 2:15-3:15 PM Awake 3.5 hrs.

Nap: 1 hr.

Bedtime Routine 6:30 PM
“Good night!” 7:15 PM Awake: 3 hrs. 45 mins.

Sample Sleep Schedule for 13-Month-Olds with 1 Nap:

“Good morning!” 6:30 AM
Nap 1 11:15-1:30PM Awake: 4 hrs. 45 mins.

Nap: 2 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 13-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 13-month-old baby sleep through the night?

Yes. With proper sleep coaching and nourishment, most 13-month-olds sleep through the night. For more information on sleep coaching, check out the Smart Sleep Coach by Pampers ™.

Q: How much nighttime sleep for a 13-month-old?

Between 11-12 hours is a good goal for a 13-month-old’s night sleep.

Q: How much daytime sleep for a 13-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. This is a sign it’s time to nap transition. For more on nap transitions, read our piece on the subject. We break it all down for you.

Q: What is a 13-month-old’s wake window?

Most 13-month-olds can stay awake between 3 hours, 15 min and 4 hours between daytime sleeps or their final nap and bedtime.

Q: Is there a 13-month-old regression?

Not technically, though it’s normal for babies this age to start protesting certain sleeps, typically in the afternoon or at bedtime. If your 13-month-old resists their second nap, we recommend extending the length between morning and afternoon nap to increase sleep drive.

Also, now that your baby’s over 12 months, you can let them sleep with a stuffed animal, blankie, or another comfort object.

For more on sleep regressions, please read our article on why they happen and how to handle them.