Looking for a 1 month old sleep schedule for your newborn? Here’s a sample sleep schedule for your newborn baby.

one month old sleep schedule

As your baby rounds out their first month of life outside your womb, I’m here to help you settle in to your new routine and take the necessary steps to help everyone in your house get the sleep they need.

Let’s talk about a realistic 1-month-old sleep schedule for those early days.

Want a realistic newborn sleep schedule? Download my free newborn sleep schedule to see what a day with your newborn might look like. Click here to grab it. It’ll be super helpful.
one month old sleep schedule

What is A Good Sleep Schedule for A One Month Old?

When you have a newborn at home, I want you to embrace the idea that you’ll have a daily routine rather than a strict baby sleep schedule that works on a specific timetable.

Your newborn’s schedule is more of a routine and will be very simple, involving a lot of sleeping, eating, and snuggles.

The order of activities in a 1-month-old sleep schedule will be fairly consistent, but the time of day that these things happen from day to day will fluctuate.

That’s completely normal.

In other words, at this age your 1-month-old might not do everything by the clock, but you’ll at least be able to anticipate the order of events and the general length of time your newborn can stay awake.

1-Month-Old Wake Windows

Your newborn’s wake windows are very short. Your 1-month-old is only able to stay awake for about 45 minutes at a time before they need to sleep again.

Almost all of their awake time will be spent feeding in those early days.

Pairing your baby’s sleep cues with their wake windows is the key to optimizing your baby’s sleep and getting them down before they become overtired

Your newborn’s wake windows will stay very short during the first 7 weeks of their life.

After that, you might notice their wake windows begin to stretch a little bit:

  • A 2-month old wake windows can be up to 60 minutes
  • A 3 month old wake windows can be up to 90 minutes

But for now, you can expect your 1-month-old sleep schedule to include wake windows that are only about 45 minutes long.

Newborn Sleep Schedule

Download my free realistic newborn sleep schedule to see when nap time & bedtime should be based on your baby’s age.

    Sample One-Month-Old Baby Feeding and Sleep Schedule

    Using newborn wake windows helps set the schedule for your month old. Essentially, your baby will:

    • Eat
    • Be awake for about 45 minutes total
    • Go to sleep
    • Repeat

    I’m including a sample 1-month-old sleep schedule below to show what this might look like, but keep in mind that your newborn’s schedule may fluctuate from day to day.

    Naps may be shorter or longer. That’s okay, and completely normal.

    Naps can look like anything at this age—contact naps, a stroller nap as you go for a walk, baby wearing, etc.

    As long as you’re practicing the abcs of safe sleep, there are no other rules for newborn naps.

    1 month old sleep schedule

    How Long Should I Let My One Month Old Sleep At A Time?

    Your newborn’s naps will be sporadic and can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

    My recommendation for newborn naps is to wake your baby if it’s been more than 3 hours between feeds.

    You want to feed your baby at least every 3 hours to make sure they’re getting enough nutrition throughout the day.

    Video on 1 Month Old Sleep Schedule

    Watch the video below where Amy will go over sample newborn sleep schedules for the first three months. Sometimes it helps to hear someone explain it versus reading a blog post.

    How Long Should A 1 Month Old Sleep at Night without Eating?

    Once your newborn reaches their birthweight, it’s typically okay to let them sleep in the middle of the night until they wake up for a feeding.

    That being said, your 1 month old will likely wake up every 2 to 3 hours in the middle of the night for a feed.

    Their tummies are tiny and they need frequent feeds in those newborn days!

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    Learn How to Get Your Newborn to Sleep

    If you have a newborn baby or are expecting one soon, check out my Newborn Sleep Program. You can get the tips and tricks you need to help your little one get to sleep and stay asleep.

    The best part about this program is you can work at your own pace. There are 8 short video sessions, including science-backed methods to help your 0-3 month old get the sleep they need.

    The program also includes multiple sample newborn sleep schedules for your convenience. Check it out here.

    If you have any questions about your 1 month old’s sleep schedule, leave it in the comments below and we’ll help you troubleshoot.

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