New baby won't sleep?
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Nothing is more peaceful than a sleeping baby, but if that peace is hard to come by with your baby a study in the journal, 'Pediatrics' has good news and bad news.
The bad news: after studying one thousand twins, experts say that how well babies sleep is primarily based on their genes, meaning there's not much parents can do about it.
The good news: hold on until baby is eighteen months old.
That's when environmental factors, such as bedtime routine, start to play a role in how kids sleep. And that's your chance to try and manage your child's sleep habits.
And the authors say children's daytime napping habits are strongly influenced by their environment rather than their genes.
More good news for tired parents in search of more sleep time--for their kids--and for themselves.
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