This article outlines the average 9 month old baby schedule, including feedings, solids, naps and night sleep. 9 month old's sleep At this age, if you are not lucky enough to have a baby who sleeps through the night, most 9 month olds can sleep all night without a feeding and take two naps. However, some babies, in my experience, do better with one feeding after 4 or 5 a.m. and sleep longer than not feed and get an early wake-time. I would need to know your specific situation to make a
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Introducing a lovey to your baby or toddler can sometimes help him feel cozy and secure in his crib or bed. The lovey should ideally not be larger than his head nor have things that can fall off that he can choke on (such as eyes on a stuffed animal). A small baby blanket is a wonderful choice. My son took to sucking on his blanket for a few months (never took a pacifier or sucked his thumb, so I was lucky there were no habits to break in that regard). Baby Lovey Introduction To introduce
Infants have a strong sucking reflex and therefore many people choose to give their baby a pacifier. Some parents warn against it, encouraging you to have them "attach" to you rather than an inanimate object while other parents warn that if you don't give him a pacifier, you will become his "pacifier". Who's right? No one! It will be up to you and what works for you and your baby and what works for others might not work for YOU. When to introduce a pacifier If you are formula feeding, you
This article outlines the average toddler schedule, including feedings, naps and night sleep. If your toddler is having trouble napping, you may be interested in my toddler nap tips. And, for good ideas on feeding your toddler, check out Your Baby's Start to Solid Foods. You may also want to encourage your toddler to get involved in his routine by teaching him to tell time with this Melissa and Doug Wooden Shape Sorting Clock. Two Nap Schedule | One Nap Schedule | No Nap Schedule Toddler
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Moms and dads, if you are unfortunate enough to consider letting your baby cry it out (because let's face it, none of us PLAN to let their baby cry it out when they are still in the womb or anything! It's typically the last resort for most of us.), many people want to know at what age it is okay to do it. Some people would answer "never" and that is their right. Here at The Baby Sleep Site®, I understand that all situations are unique and what works for you might not work for others and what
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Getting a toddler to nap is not always an easy task. Here are 5 tips to help your toddler nap better. 1. Age-appropriate nap schedule for your toddler The first tip is to make sure you are napping your toddler at the right time. Some people are surprised to know that toddlers do not typically transition to just one midday nap until 15-18 months, on average. At many daycares, for example, they tend to transition many toddlers to one nap around their first birthday. While this may be okay