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Sleep - 1 year and beyond

As your child grows, parents often reach around seven months after their baby was born and start wondering if their child is ever going to sleep all night. Whilst we can give specific support for parents who need one to one support, much of the information and guidance is about developing good routines and having expectations that suit your baby. Your baby is still very small and needs you close by. Many babies don’t get into a full sleep routine for several years however positive sleep associations will help your child to wind down at bedtime and allow this to be a calm and relaxing experience for you both.

Please see below downloadable guide:

Key information on your child’s sleep once they are approaching their first birthday and beyond – downloadable guide


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Devon County Council runs a confidential secure text messaging service for parents of children aged 0-19 years called ChatHealth. The service operates Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, excluding bank holidays. All texts will be responded to by a public health nurse (health visitor/school nurse) within 24 hours. Outside of the service working hours, you’ll receive a message back to inform you that your text will be responded to once the line reopens. You can also call our Public Health Nursing hubs on the numbers listed below.

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This page was last reviewed on 16-05-2022

This page will be next reviewed on 16-05-2025