From 9 months our baby begins to sleep more hours in a row, and could last all night, although each baby is different.
Babies as they grow, their daily sleep needs change and they begin to naturally distribute the hours of sleep during the day and night. When a baby reaches 9 months (between 9 and 12 months) he will be ready to sleep through the night … Although unfortunately he may not want to.
In order for you to understand how your child should sleep at this stage, you need to know the basics of sleep in a baby between 9 and 12 months. In addition, it is also good iea to learn some tricks to help develop a proper sleep schedule that fits your baby’s needs. Although remember, each baby is different and that your neighbor’s child sleeps more and yours less, does not mean that something is wrong. If your child even sleeps little, eats well, has energy and is happy … Everything will be fine.
THE HOURS THAT A 9 TO 12 MONTH OLD BABY SHOULD SLEEP
When your baby is between 9 and 12 months old, he will need about 14 hours of sleep a day between day and night. If your child is a good sleeper he will be able to sleep between 11 and 12 hours at night and take two naps during the day to complete the 14 hours of sleep necessary for your little one.
Naps can last between one and two hours during the day. Usually one nap can be in the morning and the other in the afternoon. When the baby approaches one year of age, he may reduce the nap time in the morning or even start to make it short until he gives it up completely.
EVERY BABY IS A WORLD BUT EVERYONE NEEDS ROUTINES
Most babies at this age are able to sleep through the night, but if your baby does not, you will have to make sure why he is not able to. You may be hungry, a dirty diaper, or some discomfort. It is necessary for your baby to know that he has you by his side when he needs you, so if he wakes up, attend to his needs and then allow him to become drowsy so that he can fall asleep on his own with the comfort of knowing that mom or dad are there. close.
We all wake up multiple times each night for short periods of time. And as adults, we go back to sleep every time, and we do it so quickly that we don’t even remember the next day that we woke up during the night. If your baby has not mastered this skill, he will wake up and cry during the night, even if he is not hungry because he will need you to help him fall asleep. Therefore, it is a good idea to use some technique so that they learn to fall asleep on their own.
Routines are the most important thing for a baby to learn to fall asleep on his own, because he will know what is coming next, being able to foresee that even if he wakes up during the night, it is time to go back to sleep.
Your baby needs a regular schedule and consistent routines in order to learn to sleep and enjoy the restorative hours of sleep that are so useful to develop properly. At night you can give him a bath, dinner, read a story or sing a song and then put him in his bed to sleep.
The routines that you follow at night will have to adapt to your life and family routines, but also to the tastes of your baby. Perhaps he does not want you to read a story to him and prefers the song, or perhaps at night you do not have time to bathe him and it is better that you bathe him in the morning. Find a bedtime routine that suits you and your family needs, but that is always the same so that your baby is able to predict it every day and knows that when the routine is over, it’s time to sleep and rest.
Regular routines and schedules make children feel more secure because they know what to expect. That is why regular routines and schedules are essential for your 9-12 month old baby to learn to sleep better each night.
Dr. Tabriella Perivolaris, Sara's mother and fan of fashion, beauty, motherhood, among others, about the female universe. Since 2018 she has been working as a copywriter, always bringing to her articles a little of her experience and experience as a mother and woman.