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Christie Strawser Date Submittal: 5/13/08 Headline News 5 Date Due: 5/13/08 Sleep Habits in Babies The article I read was out of the Time Magazine and was published on the website on Tuesday, April 8, 2008. It summarized different studies done on children proving that inadequate sleep habits have long-lasting health effects. Dr. Elsie Taveras of Harvard Medical school was quoted in saying, “ It is very hard to let your child cry it out when they are toddlers” referring to parent’s tendency to pick up their children or bring them into the family bed to help them sleep. “But if you approach it differently –‘I am not even going to start my child making these sleep associations’ – it’s much easier to prevent future problems.” A study by Valerie Simard of Hopital de Sacre-Couer in Montreal, looks at the connections between parent’s bedtime behaviors and sleep disturbances in children during infancy and early childhood. She gave yearly surveys to 987 parents, whose children were 5 months old at the start of the study. She discovered that many calming efforts practiced when the baby would wake in the middle of the night, such as the mother staying with the child until he or she feel asleep or bringing a cup or snack to the child to sooth them, led to disrupt sleep in children of preschool age. They would have more bad dreams, short sleep times and delays in falling asleep. “Children whose parents
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