A 17-Month-Old’s Sleep Schedule

Updated Aug 28th 2022 | timer 2  min read

17-Month-Old’s Sleep Schedule:

Written By Mandy Treeby Chief Baby Sleep Consultant

If you have a 17-month-old, you know that their sleep schedule and habits are ever-changing. They’ve reduced their naps and are sleeping longer at night, but also may be undergoing a regression. It can be confusing at times.

You therefore may be wondering, “What is my 17-month-old’s sleep schedule” or “How many naps should my 17-month-old be taking?”

Ask no more, friend, because we’re here to help!

A Sample 17-Month-Old’s Sleep Schedule:

Every baby’s unique, so these times are just examples.

When creating your baby’s sleep schedule, focus more on their wake windows - the amount of time your baby is awake between sleeps – and their sleepy cues, like yawning. Using these two factors together helps shape and sharpen their unique sleep schedule to promote optimal rest.

To learn more, download the Smart Sleep Coach by Pampers™. We created this app to help all parents and caretakers use their babies’ natural rhythms to achieve optimal sleep.

Also, many 17-month-olds are already on one nap, though some may still need 2. We’ve included sample schedules for both scenarios here. For more information on nap transitions , read our article on when to transition and why.

Sample Sleep Schedule for 17-Month-Olds with 2 Naps:

“Good morning!” 6:00 AM
Nap 1 9:15-10:15 AM Awake: 3 hrs. and 15 mins.

Nap: 1 hr.

Nap 2 1:45-3:00 PM Awake: 3 hrs. 30 mins.

Nap: 1 hr. 15 mins.

Bedtime Routine 6:30 PM
“Good night!” 7:00 PM Awake: 4 hrs.

Sample Sleep Schedule for 17-Month-Olds with 1 Nap:

“Good morning!” 6:00 AM
Nap 1 11:00-1:00 PM Awake: 5 hrs.

Nap: 2 hrs.

Bedtime Routine 6:00 PM
“Good night!” 6:30 PM Awake: 5.5 hrs.

Q: Can a 17-month-old baby sleep through the night?

Yes. By now most 17-month-olds sleep through the night, especially with sleep coaching.

Q: How Many Total Hours Should a 17-Month-Old Sleep?

A 17-month-old should typically get 13-14 hours of sleep over a 24-hour period.

Q: How much nighttime sleep for a 17-month-old?

11 hours is the minimum nighttime sleep goal for most 17-month-olds.

Q: How much daytime sleep for a 17-month-old?

About 2-3 hours of daytime sleep is recommended, usually in one nap. For more on nap transitions, read our piece about when to transition and why.

Q: What is a 17-month-old’s wake window?

Wake windows for 17-month-olds are longer than ever: typically, about 4-5.5 hours!

Q: Is there a 17-month-old regression?

Not technically, though your 17-month-old may soon experience their forthcoming 18-month regression.

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

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