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Baby Bedtime Routine: 10 to 12 Months

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Your baby is growing rapidly and acquiring new skills during the last legs of his first year. All of this change and progress affects his sleep, of course. By now, he’s probably been weaned off his night time feeding routine. It's likely, though, that he still wakes up every few hours during the night. Check out these baby sleep solutions to help ensure that your little one gets the rest he needs.

Put in the hours

Your older baby requires less sleep than he did as a newborn — about 14 hours in a 24-hour period. However, he’ll still be taking his usual two naps per day, which are important for growth and development.

Keep it consistent

A regular bedtime routine is a big step toward no-fuss nights. However, you may notice that as your baby gets older, his interests change. If your routine isn’t working as well as it used to, consider switching one of the activities in your bedtime routine (say, read a book instead of singing lullabies). Just remember to keep the activities quiet and calming, and do them in the same order every evening so your baby knows to expect bedtime at the end of the nightly ritual.



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