Archive for January, 2011

Prioritize naptime.

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

“Daytime sleep doesn’t just ward off fussiness, it can also strengthen a baby’s ability to absorb new concepts.  A new University of Arizona study found that 15-month-olds who napped were able to take information they’d been given earlier and apply it to a new situation (24 hours later, the no-nappers hadn’t retained any information).  So how much should your munchkin be snoozing?  Up to age 1, babies typically need two one to two-hour naps daily.   Starting around 15 months, they typically require just one.”  from Parents Magazine,  December 2010