Your baby’s sleep schedule changes every month. They’re consolidating naps, sleeping longer, and yes, sometimes having a sleep regression.
Parents or caretakers therefore may wonder, “What is my 14-month-old’s sleep schedule?” or “How long should a 14-month-old nap?”
Wonder no more, friend, because we have answers.
A Sample 14-Month-Old’s Sleep Schedule:
Please note that we use these times as examples. Each baby is unique, including your own. When sleep coaching, focus less on specific clock times and more on your baby’s wake windows and sleepy cues.
A wake window is the amount of time between naps and sleeps, while the sleepy cues are the signs your baby’s tired, like yawning or getting glassy eyed.
Aligning these two cues will help your work with your baby’s natural rhythms to sleep coach successfully.
Learn more about wake windows and sleepy cues by checking out the Smart Sleep Coach by Pampers™. This easy-to-use app guides you step-by-step so you can teach your baby how to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer for optimal development.
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, read our piece on when to transition and why .
Sample Sleep Schedule for 14-Month-Olds with 2 Naps:
|“Good morning!”||7:00 AM|
|Nap 1||10:15-11:30 AM||
Awake: 3 hrs. and 15 mins.
Nap: 1 hr. 15 mins.
|Nap 2||3:15-4:15 PM||
Awake: 3 hrs. 45 mins.
Nap: 1 hr.
|Bedtime Routine||7:30 PM|
|“Good night!”||8:00 PM||Awake: 3 hrs. 45 mins.|
Sample Sleep Schedule for 14-Month-Olds with 1 Nap:
|“Good morning!”||7:00 AM|
|Nap 1||11:45-2:00 PM||
Awake: 4 hrs. 45 mins.
Nap: 2 hr. 15 mins.
|Bedtime Routine||6:45 PM|
|“Good night!”||7:15 PM||Awake: 5 hrs.15 mins.|
Q: How Many Total Hours Should a 14-Month-Old Sleep?
With night and day sleeps, your goal is about 14-15 hours in a 24-hour period.
Q: Can a 14-month-old baby sleep through the night?
Yes. With proper sleep coaching and nourishment, most 43-month-olds sleep through the night no problem. For more information on sleep coaching, check out the Smart Sleep Coach by Pampers™.
Q: How much nighttime sleep for a 14-month-old?
Experts agree 11 hours is a great number of hours for 14-month-olds to sleep each night.
Q: How much daytime sleep for a 14-month-old?
If your baby takes one nap, it should ideally be about 2-3 hours. If they’re still taking 2, each nap should be about 1-2 hours. For more on nap transitions, read our piece on the subject.
Q: What is a 14-month-old’s wake window?
If your baby is taking 1 nap, wake windows are about 5 hours. If your baby takes 2 naps, the first wake window will be about 3 hours, 15 minutes, while the second is between 3.5 hours and 3 hours and 45 minutes.
Q: Is there a 14-month-old regression?
No – there’s no 14-month regression. The next major regression may come around 18 months.
That said, sometimes there is some protesting at bedtime as your baby doesn’t want to “miss out” on anything. Simply reassure them they’re missing nothing, and you’ll see them in the morning. If you want, you can also tell them you’ll check on them – if so, really do check on them.
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 piece explaining when to expect them and how to thrive through them.