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Sunday, September 18, 2005

Sunlight and Sleeping



Is it hard to get your baby to sleep through the night? Well here is a new thought. Taking your baby outside or for a walk in the early afternoon may actually help her sleep at night. Researchers in the U.K. have compared babies that sleep well at night to those who don’t. They have found that babies who slept better at night at 6 weeks of age were exposed to twice as much light between noon and four pm as those who slept less well. They say that the increase in light plays a major role in the development in the area of the brain dealing with day-night rhythms.
Think about it. Darkness signifies nighttime and the time for sleep, whereas taking your baby out in the sunlight cues her to think, “It’s Daytime; Let’s wake up and be active.” So try to make time to bring your baby outside during the day to see if this helps. To see more health tips for children visit My Website.

By:
Natasha Browning

3 Comments:

I agree! I read this when my son was born and took a walk at noon/late morning every day as well as after his afternoon nap. He slept through the night at 2 months!
Very cute kid :).
Agreed! Great! Will use it in the future. Too good to be kept, must be shared! Thanks you!

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