How much sleep should an 8 month old baby get each day?

United States
December 18, 2006 4:00pm CST
How many hours of sleep should our 8 month old baby average every day? thanks, Rachel
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@rick615 (413)
• United States
8 Jan 07
The twelve to fourteen hour range is about right for sleeping. My daughters are now 9 y/o so it's been a few years since they were this young, but to answer your question about getting them back to sleep: I'd sing to them. I love to sing. Of course, my singing voice resembles the warble of a dying toad, but back then they loved it. Nowadays they eihter make a face or run screaming from the room when they hear me sing, but I tell them they had better taste in music when they were younger anyway....
• United States
8 Jan 07
that's funny. :) Thanks for the advice.
@engineous (400)
• Australia
8 Jan 07
i think that the baby should sleep for around half the day (twelve hours). The baby would probably sleep and wake-up several times a fay; but just put him/her back to sleep if they wake-up; otherwise, you might be disturbed when you are asleep! Good luck with all your baby troubles.
• United States
8 Jan 07
It is not so easy just to put him/her back to sleep. do you have any babies? If so, how do you put your baby back to sleep?
@Bbilal (2001)
18 Dec 06
baby - baby
A whole day long what will 8 month baby do when she will awake=D?
• United States
18 Jan 07
the whole day? hee hee. I want my baby awake during the day so we can play.
@Gemmygirl1 (2871)
• Australia
16 Mar 07
I don't know really but my daughter sleeps for about 11 hours over night, then she'll have an hour long nap in the morning & another 1 - 1 1/2 hour nap after lunch. It's probably not as much as she needs but she'll let me know if she's tired!
@k3tk3t (3134)
• Philippines
11 Jan 07
your baby should sleep in the morning,afternoon and evening... sometimes when a baby wake-up 6am in the morning it will sleep after 2-3hrs for 3hrs then in the afternoon it will depends 3-4hrs then at night im sure sometimes the baby is playing... hehehe...it is very hard but it is worth it..
@mfrancq (1809)
• United States
19 Dec 06
Good question rachelcaron. My little guy is the same age and sometimes I am afraid he sleeps to much. But now that I see the responses, I know he is okay. Thanks for the topic.
• Egypt
19 Dec 06
Nice Baby - Nice Baby
I am Prof. Dr. Amgad Rabie, a baby of this age should sleep, at least, 14 - 16 hours daily.