Looking back, I honestly think the only way I made it through the first months of having an infant was ingesting copious amounts of coffee. As someone who loves her sleep more than she should admit, I spent many nights counting down to the day when my little one would reach the sleep milestones a baby reaches in their first year. I'm not going to even pretend like I wasn't holding out for the big one: the glorious day when my son would finally sleep through the whole night. But since that one takes some time, I was thankful to have a few other nighttime wins along the way.
Throughout the first year of life, your baby will experience plenty of milestones, many of which you will scramble to catch on camera for prosperity. And no doubt you will be by their side, cheering them on as they eat their first spoonful of banana puree and take their first cruise around the living room on hands and knees. But sleep milestones are extra special, because it means more snoozing and predictable schedules for you. Once you see these five sleep milestones your little one will experience in the first year, you can start marking your calendar for what you have to look forward to.