11 Month Old Sleep Schedule: The Essential Guide You NEED.

Author Image By Paula McLaren - Norland Nurse NNEB RSH •  Updated: 09/18/23 •  Sleep / Sleep Schedules

Healthy sleep patterns start with a schedule. Here’s how to get your baby onto a regular 11 month old sleep schedule with top tricks to make maintaining it as easy as possible.

How Much Should 11 Month Old Sleep?

Sample 11 Month Old Sleep Schedule

By 11 months old, your baby will be sleeping through the night and they will be having 2 naps a day.

Here’s a sample 11 month old sleep schedule to give you a guideline for how your baby’s day may flow:

11 Month Old Sleep Schedule Sample

Nap Schedule For 11 Month Old Baby

Here’s a quick reference for an 11 month old nap schedule to help you visualise your baby’s daytime sleep habits:

Nap Schedule For A 11 Month Old Baby

How Many Naps Should An 11 Month Old Baby Take?

An 11 month old nap schedule should contain 2 naps a day. Aim to have their first nap around 3 hours after waking up and their second nap about 3 hours after their first.

You will often find that your 11 month old’s second nap will be slightly longer than their first (especially if they have had a busy morning!) but neither should last longer than 90 minutes.

How Long Should 11 Month Old Nap?

On average, an 11 month old baby should nap for approximately 2-3 hours during the day. However, it is important to note that this duration can be divided into multiple naps, usually two, to ensure that your baby gets enough rest and maintains a healthy sleep schedule.

How Long Should An 11 Month Old Be Awake Between Naps?

Most 11 month old babies can now stay awake between 3-4 hours at a time. However, this will be dictated by the time of day and what has been going on in their daily routine. 

It is still very important to watch for signs your little one is tired to avoid them becoming overtired.

Bedtime For 11 Month Old

For an 11 month old sleep schedule, your baby’s bedtime routine should now be firmly in place and it will not change much from now on. 

A simple bedtime routine will consist of:

The entire bedtime routine should start between 6pm and 6.30pm and take no longer than 30 minutes.

REMEMBER: The bedtime routine should follow the same steps and be repeated at the same time every evening to ensure your 11 month old can recognise the signs that bedtime is coming to help them settle and fall asleep more easily.

Looking to get your little one to sleep quickly and effortlessly? Check out my Bedtime and Nap Cheat Sheet and master the art of making daytime naps and bedtimes as seamless as possible.

Is There An 11 Month Sleep Regression?

Sleep regressions can occur at any age but there are certain times when they are more likely to happen. 

Mainly at 4 months, 6 months, between 8 and 10 months and around 12 months old.

However, this does not mean that your little one can’t experience a sleep regression at 11 months of age.

11 months is a busy time in your little one’s development and this can offer trigger sleep issues.

So, if your baby’s established sleep patterns are disrupted with them fighting sleep, increased nighttime wakings and restlessness then they are very likely experiencing a short-term 11 month sleep regression.

11 Month Old Sleep Tips

Establishing and maintaining an 11 month schedule will make your day much easier to manage because after all… Everything starts and ends with sleep!

Here are some of my top sleep tips to make creating and maintaining an 11 month old sleep schedule as simple as possible:

Common 11 Month Old Sleep Problems

The most common sleep problems that your baby may encounter when establishing and maintaining an 11 month old sleep schedule are:

Frequently Asked Questions About An 11 Month Old Sleep Schedule

Looking for more help with creating your baby’s 11 month sleep schedule? Find answers to the most common questions here.

How Do I Stop My 11 Month Old Waking In The Night?

Whilst 11 month old babies are certainly physically able to sleep through the night… Many will still wake up during the night. 

To help cement an 11 month sleep schedule to help your baby sleep for longer and aid them in gradually stopping waking up at night, ensure you:

What Time Should An 11 Month Old Go To Bed?

Bedtime for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers does not really change. 

For an 11 month old sleep schedule, your baby should be in bed with the lights out by 7pm.

If you want to adjust your schedule to make bedtime a little later you must change your daily nap times accordingly.

But no matter what… your baby should not be in bed any later than 8pm.

What Time Should Last Nap End For 11 Month Old?

Your 11 month old’s afternoon nap should allow for them to be awake for about 3 ½ hours before bedtime.

So, if bedtime is at 7pm your 11 month old’s last nap should end by 3.30pm.

Is 11 Months Too Early For One Nap?

For the majority, YES. One nap is simply not enough for an 11 month old baby.

There will, of course, be some exceptions to the rule, but most babies will still require two naps.

Let your baby take the lead and you may find that as they approach their 1st birthday they will need 1 nap on some days and 2 naps on others. 

Sleep Schedules Further Reading

Here are some more sleep schedules to help you get the most out of helping your little one sleep as best they can.

After all…

Sleep breeds sleep!

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Paula McLaren is the founder of Teething to Tantrums and a highly qualified childcare expert with over 40 years of experience as a Norland Nanny. She holds a BA (Hons) in Early Years Development & Learning (0-6 Years) and the prestigious Norland Diploma. Paula has worked as a night nanny, run a successful daycare center in London, and helped raise countless children using her tried and tested developmental and guidance methods.

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