CHILDREN OVER 2 YEARS OF AGE MAY NOT BENEFIT FROM NAPPING
As per a recent study published in The Archives of Disease of Childhood, children older than age 2 years may not benefit from taking a daytime nap.
Children two years and above who napped during the day, experienced later onset of sleep during the night, and lesser quality and duration of sleep.
Based on this study it is reasonable to try to eliminate the daytime nap in certain children, and put our children to sleep earlier if possible. While this will not work with every family with two working parents; and we must also realize that every child is unique as well, the study emphasizes the importance of a good night's sleep.
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