At seven months old, your baby is rapidly developing physically and mentally. To keep up with this growth, getting enough rest and sleep is crucial.
As your baby grows, they need less and less total sleep. However, they’ll tend to sleep for longer stretches at night. By the time your child is 7 months old, they may sleep for up to 11 hours at night. On the other hand, their daytime naps will decrease in both duration and frequency (four hours).
Most 7-month-old babies sleep for an average of 12–15 hours every day. Of course, the exact number of hours of sleep needed can slightly vary from baby to baby.
If your baby finds it hard to sleep for a long stretch and always seems irritable, it may be because of an underlying issue. If you’re breastfeeding, it’s important to make sure any medicines you’re taking while breastfeeding, including antibiotics, are safe.