Baby sleep basics: 6 to 9 months

If you have a baby you will want to know baby sleep basics: 6 to 9 months at one point which is why we are going to explain them to you here. As you baby get older he will sleep longer and he will not get up as often as he did at the beginning. When your baby reached the age of 6 months he will sleep on average about 12 to 15 hours per day, including night.

By the time your baby reaches the age of nine months old he will have split his daytime sleep in two naps, one in in the afternoon and one in the morning. Do not worry if your baby wants to sleep more during the day and by this we mean more naps because it is not a problem. All you have to do is keep a schedule of your baby sleeping and stick to it.

During this time of his life a good idea is to establish a sleeping pattern for your baby. If your baby´s sleeping times do not fit your family´s schedule and activities then you have to make a sleeping schedule for your baby that fits your family. By doing this you will also teach him the difference between day and night and he will also sleep more during the night.

There are babies who manage to settle their night time sleep on their own, they sleep up to ten hours per night which is great. But there are babies who need help in developing a sleeping pattern and that is when you come through.

It is very important that you include a sleeping routine in your baby´s every day schedule because this is the only way he will know that there are certain periods of the day when he has to go to sleep. A simple routine can consist of: bathing, clothing him, reading him a bedtime story or singing him a lullaby and putting him to bed.

If you do this both of you will benefit from it, you will be able to get through the day with no problems and you baby will have a rested mother ready to play with him and attend to all his needs.

So, these are the baby sleep basics: 6 to 9 months which you should know as soon as your baby turns 6 month old. If you know these basic steps you will have no problems with you baby´s sleep.

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