Quality sleep is very important for your baby’s development and disposition. This why nanny love to see baby sleep. Newborns typically sleep between 16 and 20 hours a day, broken up into eight or nine naps. For the first month, your baby will typically eat, stay awake a few minutes and then sleep again. In her second month, she will nap about six times during the day and sleep a longer session or two at night. Starting in the third month, your baby may sleep seven to nine hours at night and take four naps of 1.5 to 2 hours during the day.
At six to nine months, most nannies experience babies will sleep about 11 hours at night and take a morning and afternoon nap, each nap lasting 1.5 to 2 hours. Many babies will also need a late afternoon or early evening nap. This sleep pattern remains consistent until one year of age.