Avoiding the frustration of the sleep deprivation you and your baby are about to get as it can be tough during the 12 month sleep regression. During this time, it's a good idea to review some of the basics of baby sleep in the 12 month regression period. Important tips for baby sleep are:
1. Maintain a consistent rest routine for naps and bedtime.
2. Make sure your baby's basic needs are met before you calm him down. Change the diaper, make sure the stomach is full, and put it in temperature sensitive clothing.
3. Good for lulling the baby, rocking, or feeding. Comfort is a natural need, like hunger, and you, the parent or caregiver, can ensure that they feel safe and comfortable while they sleep.
4. Take turns with your partner to soothe the baby through the night and let him take a nap and go to sleep.
5. If you're raising a baby on your own, call a friend who has suggested, "Tell me what I can do."
6. Ask them to sleep with you for a night or two so the baby can fall asleep.
7. We recommend using a sedative such as a sleeping bag, music, white noise machine, or clear blinds so that your baby gets the rest he needs. Experiment with various sedatives to see what works for your baby.
While the 12-month sleep regression can often lead to frustration and exhaustion for even most patient households, it is important to remember that this is temporary. Your baby will likely return to sleep the usual route within 3 to 6 weeks.