Baby’s Sleep Problems Could Persist in Toddlerhood
We’ve got some bad news for parents whose babies have sleep problems: Those bedtime struggles won’t end once baby becomes a toddler. According to Reuters, a new study done by researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Ohio shows that those problems persist as kids get older. The study included 250 mothers who were asked about their children’s sleep behaviors when they reached different age ranges (at six, 12, 24 and 36 months).
Of the babies who had sleep problems, like trouble sleeping and staying asleep, 21 to 25 percent continued to have sleep issues, like nightmares and restlessness, as they became toddlers. And babies without sleep problems were less likely to develop them later on.
Researchers reviewed reported sleep problems from parents whose kids did not have a diagnosed sleep disorder. Experts believe that parents should pay more attention to smaller sleep problems like snoring. Disruptions in sleep can affect baby’s development.
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