Put baby down for a nap

Is your baby sleeping during the day? Well research shows that this is a very good thing. Babies brains grow while they are napping. TimesLive reports online that this is a result of a study done with 216 healthy babies between six and 12 months old.

Researchers taught them new things - like how to take the mitten off a hand puppet and gave them opportunities to repeat the skill after four hours had passed, and again after 24 hours had passed. Some of the infants were given 30-minute naps within four hours after learning, and some were not.

Which babies remembered the task? The babies who had napped. They did better than the babies that didn't get a sleep and were tired. 

This means you must make times to put your baby down for a nap during the day. Doing it at the same time every day is best, but any nap is better than no nap. 

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