Healthy sleep habits for older babies.Wondering how to deal with all the changes in your 9-18 month old’s sleep?
Between 9 and 18 months of age, separation anxiety can start to affect your little one’s sleep. Add to this the challenges of teething, dropping or consolidating naps, balancing milk and solids, developmental milestones like learning to stand and walk and often, moving on from co-sleeping or other sleep props and it’s clear to see why your baby might need support through their sleep struggles.
Unsettled evenings, night wakings and early morning wake ups can be common results at this age, however sleep training can support your child to become a better sleeper – and yes, even sleep through the night!
Is your older baby having trouble with:
As your child grows, their nap needs will change and these transitions can bring challenges. Establishing an optimal day-time nap routine is key to supporting your child through these developmental changes.
As your baby gets older it can become more of a challenge to get them settled for the night. Supporting them to self-settle is key to not only building their confidence, but also saving your sanity.
Between 9 and 18 months your child is able to form firmer attachments, which can make it harder for them to settle independently. Because their day-time and night-time sleep habits are so interlinked, setting the stage for optimum sleep is essential.