14 Month Old Sleep Schedule
14 Month Old Nap Schedule:
At this age, your baby is still likely taking two naps a day but might be transitioning to only one nap a day, typically in the afternoon. This transition may happen sooner if your baby has experienced a significant shift in their life, such as the introduction of a new sibling, or a move. Before transitioning to one nap, try cutting back each of the two naps to lengthen the amount of time your baby is awake between naps. If you notice your child consistently fighting their morning nap for at least two weeks, this could be a sign that it’s time to phase out the morning nap. When the morning nap is dropped, it’s important to remember that your baby still needs plenty of rest. Try exposing your baby to more peaceful activities throughout the day, like listening to mellow music or reading books, to encourage their body to rest, even if it’s not asleep.
14 Month Old Feeding 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 ample nutrients throughout the day, nighttime feedings should be long gone.
How Long Should A 14 Month Sleep?
Your baby is still sleeping about the same amount as they were a month ago, but the way that sleep is distributed throughout the day may start to change. Nighttime hours should remain the same, with baby receiving 11 to 12 hours in the evening.
To help 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 are an exciting component of this age, with standing and walking being two of the major developments you’ll notice. Because your baby will be so enthused by these new abilities, they may have more trouble going to sleep. To support your baby in this transition, avoid going to your baby and laying them down if they stand up when they’re supposed to be resting. Instead, give them the time and space to figure it out on their own.