|The Importance of Baby Sleep by David Chandler
All living creatures need sleep. Sleeping gives people
and all living creatures the time for the body to recuperate and regenerate.
Lion's needs 16 to 18 hours of sleep, while primates, ten to twelve hours
of sleep. Humans need on average six to eight hours sleep to rejuvenate.
Human babies need a full eight hours of sleep and naps in between.
The body uses sleep as a way to regenerate cells and refresh
the brain and overall aids in the development of our body, mind, and health.
During our sleep, the human body can regenerate hair follicles, fingernails,
toenails and even the outer covering of the skin. This happens because
of the automatic pilot that is built into our bodies. People tend to think
that the body only needs to recharge spent energy on the day's work but
in truth the body works the regeneration cycle much faster when the brain
does not control much action.
Babies therefore need their sleeping time to develop
muscles, limbs, and skeletal structure. In order to achieve a good night's
sleep for your baby, it is important that your baby have comfortable and
inviting bedding. The secret to a good bed is one that feels just right.
Beds that are to big may make your little one feel insecure. Your baby's
bed should be cozy and offer security for them to get a good night sleep.
Selecting the proper bedding should also be a concern. The bedding should
be easy to touch and feel cozy. Bedding that is to stiff or even to fluffy
decreases your baby's comfort level and therefore reduces his/her sleep
time. We would want our babies to enjoy their beds and consider it a place
Try to make your baby's sleeping experience a pleasant
one. Bedding should be inviting to the eye. There are so many wonderful
patterns and fabrics on the market today that choosing the right bedding
should not be to difficult. Remember that your baby needs enough rest to
stimulate his/her growth and development and when this is achieved, your
baby can reach his full potential.
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