It never seems to fail that once your baby's hit a good sleep schedule, there's a new milestone or regressions headed your way. Even when you're past the newborn stage and finally hit your baby's first birthday, you're still not off the hook when it comes to sleeping changes. Although there may be regressions to deal with, fortunately, many of the important sleep milestones a baby should reach at 1 year are longer-lasting and can even be modifiable for parents and their little ones.
Even though it's exhausting to deal with regressions, sleep training, or waking up in the middle of the night, it won't last forever. Most sleep changes happen within the first two years of a child's life and usually only last between two to six weeks according to The Sleep Lady. When you hit the one-year mark with your baby, it is totally normal to start seeing some major changes in sleep patterns and nap time schedules. If you're in the middle of what you think may be a sleep regression or odd behavior for your 1 year old, here are some key milestones to keep an eye out for, ong with helpful ways to deal with them.