Written By Mandy Treeby Chief Baby Sleep Consultant
You and your baby have learned a lot about sleep over the past almost two (!) years. As much as you’ve learned, though, your baby changes all the time, and you may still have some sleep-related questions. For example, we’re often asked, “How much should my 22-month-old nap?”
IN THIS ARTICLE:
- Sample Sleep Schedule for 22-Month-Olds with 1 Nap
- Can a 212-month-old baby sleep through the night?
- How Many Total Hours Should a 22-Month-Old Sleep Each Day?
- How much nighttime sleep for a 22-month-old?
- How much daytime sleep for a 22-month-old?
- What is a 22-month-old’s wake window?
- Is there a 22-month-old regression?
Read on to learn the answer to that and other questions about your 22-month-old’s sleep schedule.
A Sample 22-Month-Old’s Sleep Schedule:
Here we’ve created a sample sleep schedule. Keep in mind this is just an example – your baby’s unique and has their own rhythms. When creating your baby’s schedule, focus more on their wake windows and sleepy cues than actual clock time.
As a reminder:
Wake windows: The amount of time your baby is awake between sleeps.
Sleepy cues: The signs your baby’s tired, like going glassy eyes or pulling their ears.
By using wake windows and sleepy cues together, you gently shape your baby’s sleep rhythms to help them achieve optimal rest and healthy development.
Sample Sleep Schedule for 22-Month-Olds with 1 Nap:
|“Good morning!”||7:30 AM|
|Nap 1||12:45-2:45 PM||
Awake: 5 hrs. 15 mins.
Nap: 2 hrs.
|Bedtime Routine||7:45 PM|
|“Good night!”||8:30 PM||Awake: 5 hrs. 45 mins.|
Q: Can a 22-month-old baby sleep through the night?
Definitely. A 22-month-old with consistent sleep coaching can sleep from night to morning with few problems.
For more information on sleep coaching, consider downloading the Smart Sleep Coach by Pampers™ . By combining expert insights and AI-powered sleep tracking, this easy-to-use app creates a personalized sleep plan for your baby and guides you step-by-step through the sleep coaching process. Plus, there are mindfulness exercises that can help in all aspects of parenting.
Q: How Many Total Hours Should a 22-Month-Old Sleep Each Day?
Ideally your 22-month-old is sleeping 12.5 hours over a 24-hour period.
Q: How much nighttime sleep for a 22-month-old?
11 hours of night sleep is a good goal for 22-month-olds.
Q: How much daytime sleep for a 22-month-old?
Experts recommend 1.5-2.5 hours of nap time for 22-month-olds. While they may resist naps, it’s important you keep them on a consistent nap schedule for another year.
Q: What is a 22-month-old’s wake window?
From 5 hours to 5 hours and 45 minutes is a good wake window for 22-month-olds.
Q: Is there a 22-month-old regression?
Though it’s not technically called a “Regression,” some 22-month-olds may still experience some separation anxiety.
Another thing to watch out for: if your baby wakes at night and tries a “great escape” from the crib. This is just them testing out their independence. If your baby does this, lower the mattress to prevent climb-outs.
Just remember: you’re doing great! You’ve come a looong way since your baby was a newborn with super disorganized sleep. Soon everything will level out and your whole family will be sleeping like – well, you know.
And to learn more about sleep regressions, read our piece on why they happen and how to help mitigate them.