A 2-Month-Old’s Sleep Schedule

Updated Jun 1st 2022 | timer 2  min read

2 months

Written By Mandy Treeby Chief Baby Sleep Consultant

At 2-months babies sleeping schedules are still – well, not very scheduled. Therefore, you may be wondering, “When will my 2-month-old sleep through the night?” or “How long should my 2-month-old’s nap be?”

Luckily, we’re here to help.

A Sample 2-Month-Old’s Sleep Schedule:

Here’s a sample of what a 2-month-old’s daily sleep schedule looks like with 5 naps or 4 naps.

Keep in mind these times are just examples – each baby is unique, but typically 2-month-olds are only awake 45 minutes-to-1 hour 45 minutes between sleeps.

Babies this young still need to develop their circadian rhythm and are eating a lot to keep growing. This means a lot of mini-sleeps instead of a solid chunk of sleep.

Soon you’ll be ready for sleep-coaching, though. To prepare, download the Smart Sleep Coach byPampers™.

This easy-to-use app offers step-by-step expert advice and AI-powered sleep tracking to create a personalized sleep schedule that helps you teach your baby to fall asleep on their own and stay asleep longer.

Sample Sleep Schedule for 2-Month-Olds with 5 Naps:

“Good morning!” 8:00 AM
Nap 1 9:15-10:15 AM Awake: 1 hr. 15 mins.

Nap: 1 hr.

Nap 2 11:30-12:45 PM Awake: 1 hr. 15 mins.

Nap: 1 hr. 15 mins.

Nap 3 2:00-3:15 PM Awake: 1 hr. 15 mins.

Nap: 1 hr. 15 mins.

Nap 4 4:30-5:45 PM Awake: 1 hr. 15 mins.

Nap: 1 hr. 15 mins.

Nap 5 7:15-7:45 PM Awake: 1 hr. 30 mins.

Nap: 30 mins.

Bedtime Routine 9:00 PM
“Good night!” 9:30 PM Awake: 1 hr. 45 mins.

Sample Sleep Schedule for 2-Month-Olds with 4 Naps:

“Good morning!” 8:00 AM
Nap 1 9:15-10:45 AM Awake: 1 hr. 15 mins.

Nap: 1 hr. 30 mins.

Nap 2 12:00-1:30 PM Awake: 1 hr. 15 mins.

Nap: 1 hr. 30 mins.

Nap 3 3:00-4:30 PM Awake: 1 hr. 30 mins.

Nap: 1 hr. 30 mins.

Nap 4 6:00-6:30 PM Awake: 1 hr. 30 mins.

Nap: 30 mins.

Bedtime Routine 7:45 PM
“Good night!” 8:15 PM Awake: 1 hr. 45 mins.

Q: Can a 2-month-old baby sleep through the night?

No. This is for two reasons:

  • Two-month-olds are growing very fast and wakeup often for nourishing meals.
  • Their circadian rhythms are still developing, and they don’t fully understand day and night. That will start to take shape around 3 months – the perfect time to start sleep coaching: an approach that helps teach your baby to fall asleep faster and sleep longer.

If you’re interested in learning more, check out the Smart Sleep Coach by Pampers ™ .

Q: How much should a 2-month-old sleep each day?

Ideally a 2-month-old sleeps 14.5 hours total over a 24-hour period.

Q: How much nighttime sleep for a 2-month-old?

About 9-12 hours with regular wakeups for feedings, diaper changes, and comfort.

Q: How much daytime sleep for a 2-month-old?

About 5-6 hours spread over 4-5 naps.

Q: What is a 2-month-old’s wake window?

Most 2-month-olds can be awake for 45 minutes to 1 hour and 45 minutes between sleeps.

Q: Is there a 2-month-old regression?

There’s no 2-month- sleep regression, though there may be one around the 4-month mark.

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