Physical activity is important to staying healthy and burning off stress and tension. Go for a walk or a jog by yourself, or do some stretching or pushups to circulate the blood. Mom and dad need a good night’s rest too! Being physically active can help.
As your child develops memory he or she may develop dreams throughout the night. It’s possible that the dreams may wake your baby.
Sleeping through the night is considered eight hours of continuous sleep. However, sleeping patterns will change if your child is sick, cutting teeth or has a change in his routine.
By this age some kids are sleeping through the night and taking two naps throughout the day. Your baby is nearly 1 year old, but he still needs lots of rest.
Sometimes it will seem to your child that the activity from which you’re trying to remove her is more fun than any other thing in the world. At these times play up and act like the preferred activity is so much more fun.
Instead of saying, “No. No. Don’t play with the cleaner.” Say, “Here, play with the Tupperware.” Offering positive alternatives is a good habit to get into. Try to avoid stifling exploration, and instead try to direct your baby’s exploration.
At this age it is common that baby hears more “no”, “don’t” and other negatives more so than they do positive reinforcement of what to do. Be conscientious of positive versus negative feedback to your baby.