"Setting bedtimes can improve sleep quality and quantity for infants and toddlers, according to a growing body of research," says a recent article in CNN. This is nothing new, but a great reminder nonetheless.
The article tells the story of one family who used to let their children stay up reading or watching TV until they fell asleep rather than instituting a bedtime routine and schedule. Eventually, they realized that a lack of routine and set bedtimes was creating chaos in their home. Uh- really? The kids now stop watching TV and start getting ready for bed about an hour before bedtime which is 9 pm.
What is your bedtime routine?
You can find the full article here.
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