How many naps a day should my baby take?
As a newborn, your baby will sleep for two to four hours at a time, day and night. At this stage, you shouldn't expect any sort of napping pattern. Just let your baby sleep as much as she/he needs to.
When your baby's 6 to 8 weeks old, baby's likely to start consolidating their sleep – they'll sleep less often and for longer stretches at a time. They'll probably need two to four naps a day, and perhaps even more.
At 3 to 4 months of age, many babies begin to follow a more predictable pattern of daytime sleep. This is a good time to start developing a nap schedule. My daughter is taking 3 naps a day, and sleeping for 6 hours roughly at night, with maybe one wake up for hunger or diaper.
By 6 months, your baby will probably be taking two or three naps a day: one in the morning, one in the early afternoon, and another later in the afternoon. That's what are schedule consist of now as well.
At 9 to 12 months, most babies are down to two naps a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
By 18 months, most children give up their morning nap altogether but continue to snooze in the afternoon. They'll continue with this pattern until they're 3 or 4 years old.