A 24-Month-Old’s Sleep Schedule

Updated Sep 15th 2022 | timer 2  min read

24 Month Old Sleep Schedule

Written By Mandy Treeby Chief Baby Sleep Consultant

A 24-month-old’s sleep has come a long way since they were a newborn.

Back then, their sleep was disorganized and sometimes unpredictable. With sleep coaching, though, you helped your baby learn how to sleep and how to do it well.

Despite all your hard work, your baby’s sleep schedule is still changing. You therefore may have some questions, like “How much should a 24-month-old sleep during the day?” or “Can my 24-month-old sleep through the night?”

Rest assured, we’re here to answer some of the most common sleep-related questions for 24-month-olds.

A Sample 24-Month-Old’s Sleep Schedule:

We’ve used these times just as an example. When creating your unique baby’s unique schedule, focus less on 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 strengthen your baby’s natural sleep rhythm to help them get the nourishing sleep they need to keep growing and developing.

Sample Sleep Schedule for 24-Month-Olds with 1 Nap:

“Good morning!” 7:00 AM
Nap 1 12:30-2:00 PM Awake: 5 hrs. 30 mins.

Nap: 1 hr. 30 mins.

Bedtime Routine 7:15 PM
“Good night!” 8:00 PM Awake: 6 hrs.

Q: Can a 24-month-old baby sleep through the night?

Yes. A 24-month-old can sleep through the night with proper sleep coaching. For more information on sleep coaching, consider downloading the Smart Sleep Coach by Pampers™ . It combines expert advice and innovative AI technology to help you gently shape your baby’s sleep rhythms to encourage longer, more nourishing rests.

It’s a groundbreaking app that combines natural science and innovative AI technology to help any parents teach any baby how to fall asleep faster and sleep longer with more consistency.

Q: How Many Total Hours Should a 24-Month-Old Sleep Each Day?

A good goal for 24-month-olds is 12.5 hours over a 24-hour period.

Q: How much nighttime sleep for a 24-month-old?

11 hours is a good goal for nighttime sleep for 24-month-olds.

Q: How much daytime sleep for a 24-month-old?

For daytime sleep, aim for at least 90 minutes during one nap, though up to 2 hours and 30 minutes also work. Avoid naps longer than that, though, because this can make falling asleep harder and lead to overtiredness.

Q: What is a 24-month-old’s wake window?

Most 24-month-olds are awake between 5-and-a-half hours and 6 hours between sleeps. That’s incredible – so much time to bond and play and cuddle!

Q: Is there a 24-month-old regression?

Yes, there’s often a 24-month-regression. As with previous regressions, some causes may include:

  • Teething
  • Separation anxiety.
  • New skills, such as walking.

Luckily this is one of the shorter regressions and typically passes within 1-3 weeks! Next thing you know you’ll be teaching your baby to drive!