A 19-Month-Old’s Sleep Schedule

Updated Sep 1st 2022 | timer 2  min read

A 19-Month-Old’s Sleep Schedule

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 19-month-old’s sleep schedule?” or “How long should a 19-month-old nap?”

We’re here to help!

A Sample 19-Month-Old’s Sleep Schedule:

We’ve created this table just as an example. Your baby’s unique, so when creating their schedule, focus less on specific clock time and more on your baby’s wake windows and sleepy cues.

  • Wake windows are the amount of time your baby is awake between sleeps.
  • Sleepy cues are the signs your baby’s tired, like yawning.

By using these two elements together, you can help shape your baby’s natural sleep rhythm to optimize their rest and nourish their development.

The Smart Sleep Coach by Pampers™ teaches how to harness these two elements and align them so your baby learns to fall asleep faster and stay asleep long.

Sample Sleep Schedule for 19-Month-Olds with 1 Nap:

“Good morning!” 7:00 AM
Nap 1 12:00-2:00 PM Awake: 5 hrs.

Nap: 2 hrs.

Bedtime Routine 7:00 PM
“Good night!” 7:45 PM Awake: 5 hrs. 45 mins.

Q: Can a 19-month-old baby sleep through the night?

Yes. 19-month-olds can sleep through the night if they’ve received consistent sleep coaching.

Q: How Many Total Hours Should a 19-Month-Old Sleep Each Day?

Ideally your 19-month-old is sleeping a total of 13 hours over a 24-hour period.

Q: How much nighttime sleep for a 19-month-old?

At 19-months most babies should get about 11-12 hours of sleep every night.

Q: How much daytime sleep for a 19-month-old?

2-3 hours of daytime sleep in one nap is recommended here.

Q: What is a 19-month-old’s wake window?

Five hours to 5 hours and 45 minutes is a good wake window for 19-month-olds.

Q: Is there a 19-month-old regression?

Many 19-month-olds may still be experiencing their 18-month regression, which can last 2-6 weeks. Fear not, with consistency and some patience, your baby will get back on track.

Separation Anxiety: This bout of separation anxiety can be a bit more intense than the first. Back then your baby was simply aware you were gone; now they know you’re gone and doing something else. What is it? Who are you with? Think of this as baby-sized FOMO. To help relieve, simply reassure your baby they’re missing nothing and that you’ll check on them in a bit.

Blankies, stuffed animals, or other beloved toys can sleep in the crib with your 18-month-old and work wonders at helping ease separation anxiety at this age.

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