12 Month Old Sleep Schedule
12 Month Old Nap Schedule:
At this age, your baby is probably taking two naps a day fairly consistently. All babies progress at their own rate, depending on their unique preferences and growing bodies, so if your baby is starting to resist one of these naps, hang in there! Around 12 months, they’ll probably be napping for 2-4 hours during the day, but you may be starting to notice a shift in their napping patterns. If your baby is fighting one or both of their naps, it may be time to shorten each nap slightly and push back the start time of each nap by 15-30 minutes.
12 Month Old Feeding Schedule:
Not all babies take to solid foods as quickly as others. If your 12 month old baby is having trouble with solids, there’s no need to worry. It’s certainly not a cause for concern at this age. All that matters is that you help them attempt 3 meals a day.
Babies this age are nearly always able to make it through a night without a feeding. Feeding at night should be over; what you’re baby needs is a good night’s sleep. As far as milk feeds though, around 4 breast or bottle feeds is normal. Some parents switch to cow’s milk between 12 and 14 months, which is totally fine. However, you are more than welcome to continue breastfeeding at this point if you wish.
How Long Should A 12 Month Old Sleep?
Very little changes between 11 and 12 months for most babies. In all likelihood, your baby will be sleeping the same amount of time as they were a month ago. Expect 11-12 hours each night.
Your baby’s motor skills and social/linguistic awareness will continue to increase. Consistency is the name of the game now. A dependable routine provides important support as your baby continues to develop. Physical and mental development are taxing and will tend to push your baby toward sleep.
Milestones, such as learning to crawl or stand, can be exciting for everyone in the family. Unfortunately, they can lead to sleep disruptions. Again, consistency in your baby’s routine and environment will be the key to helping your baby to manage these disruptions. Just be careful to keep your helpful guidance from turning into a game where you baby stands up just to get you to rush over and to sit them back down. Teaching your baby to sit down on their own and letting them practice during the day is going to help them through any milestone related sleep disruptions.