Regression or progression? If you have been following me for a while you will know I like to refer to these regressions as “PROGRESSIONS”, because simply it is a positive sign of development!
So, you have survived this first year of parenting and reached this awesome milestone your - child’s first birthday! Maybe you will celebrate with a cake smash photo shoot or perhaps invite all the family over but you may also be planning this celebration in a fuzzy haze of sleep deprivation….
Lets find out why...
Well this millstone can also be met with yet another sleep “progression”. Don’t worry, it to shall pass and you will be onto something else (!) but let’s explore what this sleep “progression” is really all about and how you can navigate your way through it with confidence and ease.
SO FIRST OFF, WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?
It’s important to know that this is COMPLETELY normal, an expected developmental progression. It is a sign your child is developing “normally”.
At 12 months your child will be going through a LOT of new experiences. They may be pulling themselves up on the furniture, starting to walk, speech development is coming along and their food intake will be increasing. This is all very exciting for your baby and their busy little brain will be processing it all – at night time!
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS?
HOW LONG WILL THIS LAST?
As with all sleep “progressions” it should only last about 2 weeks. However all babies develop at different rates and you may find it is shorter or longer. If you notice symptoms lasting longer than 3 weeks it may be worth doing a little trouble shooting.
WHAT TO DO TO NAVIGATE YOUR WAY THROUGH THIS…
As always, please share this blog with a tired family you know out there. It may just shed some light on their parenting and sleep journey!
If you would like some help and support to navigate your way through this sleep “progression” feel free to get in touch and we can set you up with a free discovery call to see how the best way for me to help you is!
Your Paediatric Sleep Consultant