13 Month Old Sleep Schedule
13 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 13 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.
13 Month Old Feed Schedule:
Babies vary in their food preferences, with some liking anything and everything while others exhibit some pickiness with textures and taste. Regardless of what category of eater your baby is in, you should still be helping them attempt 3 meals a day.
Regardless of how much solid food your baby is consuming, it’s still important for them to be receiving 3-4 breast milk, or formula, meals each day. You can introduce cow’s milk at this time, but breastfeeding alone is also fine. Now that your baby is able to take in amble nutrients throughout the day, nighttime feedings should be long gone.
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.
How Long Should A 13 Month Old Sleep?
Very little changes between 12 and 13 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 and 1-3 hours of naps during the day.
To help your baby make sense of the world, and receive the proper amount of sleep, it’s important to incorporate dependable transitions, routines, and consistency into their days. As their gross motor skills, social awareness, and language awareness begin to increase their mental and physical development will lead them in the direction of more sleepy time.
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.