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Baby sleep basics: 9 to 12 months
Your baby sleeps around 14 hours a day. Your baby naps for 1 to 2 hours twice a day. Most babies sleep through the night.
Tips to help your baby sleep:
Tip #1: Bedtime routine
Bathtime, pj's, story time, lullaby, kiss. Start your routine well before bedtime. Follow the same routine each night.
Tip #2: Solo sleep
Encourage your baby to fall asleep on his own. Put your baby down when drowsy but still awake. When your baby wakes up, give him a few minutes to settle back to sleep.
Tip #3: Schedule
Set regular playtimes, mealtimes, nap times, bedtimes. Energetic behavior can be a sign of sleepiness. Try putting your baby to bed earlier. Sleep patterns change as babies grow, but don't worry – you've got this!
3 tips to help your baby sleep
- Stick to a consistent bedtime routine
- Encourage your baby to fall asleep independently
- Follow a daily schedule