Parents urged to prioritise children''s ''sleep hygiene''
Parents have been urged to ensure they get their babies into a
good sleep routine while they are still young.
Dr Kenneth Fox, senior clinician educator at the University of
Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, said youngsters between the
ages of four and six months should always go to bed at the same
He noted that although the first few months can be challenging for
parents when trying to get infants to sleep, introducing this kind
of routine will soon have them resting for the entire night, the
Chicago Tribune reports.
Dr Fox also told mums and dads to keep cribs free from blankets
and toys, as babies should sleep alone.
"The influence of environment is important for all kids and there
are things parents can do to strengthen or improve sleep hygiene
for their kids," the expert added.
It seems putting their children to bed also gives parents a chance
to spend some quality time with their little ones, as a recent
study by Feather & Black found 23 per cent of individuals
consider reading bedtime stories together their favourite part of
Posted by Michael Ewing