In the Beginning
When you first bring your baby home from the hospital, he will sleep an average of fifteen hours a day, generally in random chunks throughout the day and night. (Note: Your baby may sleep almost all the time, or as little as eleven hours or less.) Your baby may be at her most alert at 2
Some babies sleep more; others sleep less. These are the average number of hours per day, including naps, that babies sleep: newborns: sixteen hours; one to three months: thirteen to fifteen hours; four to seven months: twelve to fourteen hours; eight to twelve months: twelve to fourteen hours.