Recently, I started sleep training my 13-month-old after a very long time of him waking up every hour. Spoiler alert: Totally worth it. Here is a 13-month-old sleep schedule.
Sleep is so important, obviously. After going through the 4 month sleep regression, my son never went back to sleeping more than a few hours at a time. When he turned one, I decided I was over it and invested in a sleep course. Sleep depends on more than just sleep, so to get the full daily routine, go ahead and head over to this post where I share a 13 month old daily schedule.
I wanted to find a sleep course that wasn’t about consistency and bedtime routine. Guess what? Never found it. Apparently, that actually is super important. So, be super consistent in your bedtime routine and your baby will learn to sleep! (I know, that is not what I wanted to hear either.)
We usually eat dinner about 6:00pm. That’s kind of the beginning of the bedtime routine.
- 6:00pm Eat dinner.
- 6:30pm Bath. Only get a bath if got real messy at supper though. Or if mom needs to escape from the other kids. Okay, we take baths alot.
- 6:45pm-ish Get out of bath.
- 6:50pm Diaper and jammies
- 6:55pm Quick book
- 7:00pm In crib
- 7:10pm Is fast asleep
13 month old sleep schedule
Around this age, some parents switch their child over to a one nap system. I am not one of those parents. I love the two naps because that gives me two breaks. So, I will be waiting until the last minute possible to switch to a one nap system.
By about 9:00am, my baby is sleepy. So, I put him down. Somedays it is 9:15, somedays 9:30. I wake him up after one hour. He would probably sleep two hours here if I let him, but I want his long nap in the afternoon.
We eat lunch about 12:30 and then he goes to sleep after that. Although he is tired by noon. This nap he sleeps until about 3:00pm
7:00pm, he is in his crib. It only takes him a few minutes to fall asleep. Then, I wake him up at 7:00am.
Before sleep training, he was waking up one to two times an HOUR and would need to be nursed to go back to sleep. Now, he doesn’t wake up at all. There has been one bad night since sleep training and that was because he had teeth coming in.
The Only Bad Thing
One bad thing happened with all of this. My baby no longer nurses. Not even during the day. This completely made him quit breastfeeding. I don’t know if that is common or not. Either way, I’m not super excited about it. Especially since it is winter. I would love to keep breastfeeding throughout cold season. However, I guess this means I finally get to wear dresses again!