14 month old sleep and nap schedule

14 Month Old Sleep Schedule

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14 Month Old Nap Schedule

At this age, your baby is still likely taking two naps a day but might be transitioning to only one nap a day, typically in the afternoon. This transition may happen sooner if your baby has experienced a significant shift in their life, such as the introduction of a new sibling, or a move. Before transitioning to one nap, try cutting back each of the two naps to lengthen the amount of time your baby is awake between naps. If you notice your child consistently fighting their morning nap for at least two weeks, this could be a sign that it’s time to phase out the morning nap. When the morning nap is dropped, it’s important to remember that your baby still needs plenty of rest. Try exposing your baby to more peaceful activities throughout the day, like listening to mellow music or reading books, to encourage their body to rest, even if it’s not asleep.

14 Month Old Feeding Schedule

Babies vary in their food preferences, with some liking anything and everything while others exhibit some pickiness with textures and taste. Regardless of what category of eater your baby is in, you should still be helping them attempt 3 meals a day.

Regardless of how much solid food your baby is consuming, it’s still important for them to be receiving 3-4 breast milk, or formula, meals each day. You can introduce cow’s milk at this time, but breastfeeding alone is also fine. Now that your baby is able to take in ample nutrients throughout the day, nighttime feedings should be long gone.

14 Month Old Wake Window

A 14 month old is likely experiencing more predictable wake windows, typically ranging from 3 to 4 hours. During these periods of wake time, your little one is absorbing the world around them at an astonishing rate. Engaging in interactive play, exploring new environments, and practicing newly acquired skills like walking or babbling are crucial for their development. Observing your child's cues for tiredness as these wake windows close will help you transition them smoothly into nap or bedtime, ensuring they get the rest they need to thrive and create healthy sleep habits.

How Long Should A 14 Month Sleep?

Your baby is still sleeping about the same amount as they were a month ago, but the way that sleep is distributed throughout the day may start to change. Nighttime hours should remain the same, with the baby receiving 11 to 12 hours in the evening.

To help baby make sense of the world, and receive the proper amount of sleep, it’s important to incorporate dependable transitions, routines, and consistency into their days. As their gross motor skills, social awareness, and language awareness begin to increase their mental and physical development will lead them in the direction of more sleepy time.

Baby development and milestones are an exciting component of this age, with standing and walking being two of the major developments you’ll notice. Because your baby will be so enthused by these new abilities, they may have more trouble going to sleep. To support your baby in this transition, avoid going to your baby and laying them down if they stand up when they’re supposed to be resting. Instead, give them the time and space to figure it out on their own.

14 Month Old Sleep Schedule

Wake and Milk Feed

6:30 AM

At this age, your baby is able to sleep through the night without feeling hungry. The first feed of the day will be a bigger one for this reason.

Breakfast

7:30 AM

Somebody's hungry! Your baby will love trying out new foods during this solid breakfast. Try introducing foods like oatmeal, avocado on toast fingers, toast fingers with butter, scrambled eggs, roasted cherry tomatoes, or whole wheat pancakes cooked with blueberries.

Nap time

8:30 AM - 930 AM

This nap may be a bit shorter depending on the day — your baby may feel ready closer to 45 minutes later. Totally fine, just make sure they're up in time for the next feed, if they don't awake on their own at the end of this hour.

Milk Feed

10:30 AM

As your baby starts to eat more and more solid foods, they may not be as hungry for milk. Try cutting back on this feed.

Lunch

12:00 PM

Solid foods are your baby's new best friend! Don't be surprised if they're starting to feel more and more comfortable with self-feeding, too.

Nap time

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

This second nap may be pushed back 30 minutes if your baby has more energy between naps, which is totally fine. Just make sure they're awake by the end of this hour to be ready for their scheduled bedtime.

Milk Feed

2:30 PM

A nourishing milk feed will be nice for your baby after a long afternoon nap.

Dinner

5:00 PM

Use every meal as an opportunity to introduce your baby to new (and familiar) solid foods, textures, and flavors. Your baby is more independent now, so encourage them to self-feed, if they seem comfortable to do so.

Bath time

5:45 PM

Splish-splash! It's time for a bath!

Bottle and Book

6:15 PM

Your baby may not need to be fed milk before bed, thanks to their nutritious and filling solid dinner. Try reading a book to the little one or singing a lullaby to help them fall asleep.

Bedtime

6:30 PM

Time for bed. Sweet Dreams!

 

Note: These are general guidelines based on the recommendations of our pediatric sleep advisors. All babies are different and your child may not be able to strictly adhere to this schedule. Always use your best judgment as a parent when setting your child's schedule.

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CONTRIBUTORS

Natalie Barnett, PhD serves as VP of Clinical Research at Nanit. Natalie initiated sleep research collaborations at Nanit and in her current role, Natalie oversees collaborations with researchers at hospitals and universities around the world who use the Nanit camera to better understand pediatric sleep and leads the internal sleep and development research programs at Nanit. Natalie holds a Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of New England in Australia and a Postgraduate Certificate in Pediatric Sleep Science from the University of Western Australia. Natalie was an Assistant Professor in the Neurogenetics Unit at NYU School of Medicine prior to joining Nanit. Natalie is also the voice of Nanit's science-backed, personalized sleep tips delivered to users throughout their baby's first few years.

Kristy Ojala is Nanit’s Digital Content Director. She spends way too much time looking at maps and weather forecasts and pictures of Devon Rex cats and no-cook dinners. A former sleep champion, she strives to share trustworthy somnabulism tips with other parents—praying for that one fine day when no tiny humans wake her up while it’s still dark out. Her kids highly recommend 3 books, approximately 600 stuffies, Chopin’s “Nocturnes,” and the Nanit Sound + Light for bedtime success.

Mackenzie Sangster is on the Brand and Community team at Nanit. She supports content development and editing for Nanit’s Parent Confidently blog as well as other marketing initiatives. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her friends, cooking, being active, and using the Pro + Flex Duo to keep an eye on her fur-baby, Poppy!