Here’s everything you need to know to optimize your 10 month old sleep schedule, including wake windows, naps and feedings.
If you’re wondering what a 10 month old sleep schedule should look like, I’ve got you covered.
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How Many Naps Should a 10-Month Old Take?
At 10 months old, babies should take 2 naps, which last about 1.25–1.5 hours each.
If your baby is still taking 3 naps, it’s most likely time to make the 3 to 2 nap transition.
What Time Should A 10 Month Old Go to Bed?
I recommend keeping bedtime between 7–8 p.m. for your 10 month old.
Your 10 month old will likely need about 3.5 hours of awake time between their last nap of the day and bedtime.
10 Month Old Wake Windows
I recommend you keep your 10 month old wake windows between 3–3.5 hours.
On average, 10 month olds need about 13 to 14 hours of sleep each day, which includes 2 to 3 hours of daytime sleep.
Sample Sleep Schedule for A 10 Month Old
Here’s a sample 10 month old sleep and feed schedule using the following wake windows:
- 3 hours after baby wakes up for the day
- 3.5 hours between the first and second nap
- 3.5 hours between the last nap and bedtime
7:00 am — Wake for the day + nurse or bottle
8:00 am — Solids/Breakfast
10:00 to 11:15 am — Nap 1
11:15 am — Nurse or bottle
12:15 pm — Solids/Lunch
2:15 pm — Small nurse or bottle if needed
2:45 to 4:00 pm — Nap 2
4:00 pm — Nurse or bottle
5:00 pm — Solids/Dinner
7:00 pm — Nurse or bottle + Start bedtime routine
7:30 pm — Bedtime
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The Baby Sleep Schedule Binder includes easy-to-follow wake window guides broken down by age. You’ll also receive sample sleep schedules all they way up to 4 years old.
If you’re looking to adjust your 10-month-old’s wake windows and sleep schedule, the Baby Sleep Schedule Binder is a great resource.
Frequently Asked Questions About the 10 Month Old Sleep Schedule
Why Does My 10 Month Old Keep Waking Up At Night?
There are lots of reasons why babies fight sleep. Your 10 month old could be waking up at night due to:
- Going through a sleep regression. If your baby is hitting milestones like rolling or sitting up a little later, the 10 month sleep regression could impact their sleep.
- Unhelpful sleep associations. If your baby can’t fall asleep on their own, they may wake up in the night looking for the same thing that helped get them to sleep.
- Baby’s sleep schedule is off. If your baby is sleeping too much or too little it can lead to split nights or false starts.
Is 10 Months too late to sleep train?
Is 10 Months Too Early for One Nap?
I know you’ve already made the 3 to 2 nap transition, but are you beginning to wonder if it’s time to soon?
In my experience 10 months is way too early to transition to one nap.
Your 10 month old needs between 2 to 3 hours of daytime sleep, and they’re most likely not able to consistently string that much time together in just one nap session.
But even if your 10 month old can nap for 2+ hours at a time, only having one midday nap in their schedule means you would have to stretch their wake windows much longer than recommended.
Staying on a 2-nap schedule allows your baby to build up sleep pressure during their wake window without getting completely overtired.
I recommend that you do your best to hold off on making the 2 to 1 nap transition until sometime after your little one’s first birthday.
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