As far as I know yeh and the nap during a day depends on the age, you know. the younder child is the more times he or she has to seep during one day. As for my kid nowadays she sleeps only once during the day, but for two or even three hours.. It is a norm)
As far as i know yes, you have to be aware about the importance of a day dream. My niece who is tree years old still has a day dream and when she was smaler she slept even more than once during a day. it is some kind of a system to new borns you know?
I do love to have a nap during the day, and I do not really care about what is written in modern fashionable health magazines.. You must understand, that most part of these "scientific" facts are pure fiction, or an exaggeration. that is the common practice in the press, in the internet as well. It would be not wise to listen to all that crap. If you are really concerned about the sleeping regime of the child, you would better consult with some medics, who really know how the things are. I always said that.. If the matter concerns the health, do not consult with profanes.
I guess that yes, kids should sleep during the day. at least all the daddies and mummies say they should. unfortunatey i haven't read anything about it and am a bit ignorant, but hope till the time i get a baby i'l b aware of all the details of this)
My Susan is 1 year now, and she sleeps in the night-time mostly. though she does sometimes have the nap in the daytime, for an hour and a half.. that is a good time for me to relax and to do some work) When she is awake, she can hardly be alone, starts to cry after 10 minutes or something like that. so honestly, I would prefer if she would sleep a little longer then that - then I would have some more time to do some stuff) But that is nature, and that is not for us to decide, right?:) If I would have the opportunity, I would like to have a small nap in the daytime as well, honestly)
Daytime sleep a child needs for its normal development. During any sleep - both day and night, there is a restoration of the nervous system and the whole body can rest after the load during wakefulness. For children, sleep is particularly important: the phase of fast sleep is associated with storing the information received, and hence with the mental development of the baby; during the phase of slow sleep activates the production of growth hormones. In addition, the nervous system of the preschool child is not too stable, it is just being formed, but it is constantly exposed to new experiences, events, and information. Only a sufficient amount of restful sleep, night and day, can provide high-quality "unloading" of the nervous system, and as a consequence - the preservation of health and normal development of the child.
It is truely necessary for a kid to sleap in the daytime. i can even say that if you try to sleep in the daytime it will bring you only profit, my friend. The organism usually demands rest, especiall if you are very active. Kids are active and as more active as more rest he or she needs.
Miller wrote:during the phase of slow sleep activates the production of growth hormones.
I see that we've got a specialist here) I was never interested in theory of this process, I was just gaining the experience on the go... I think the organism knows better when it needs to take a nap. So when my Susy wants to sleep, I am patting her to her bed, sing a lullaby, and here she goes to sleep, no problems with that) Sometimes I think that it would be great if she would sleep a little bit more. first, because I just love to look at her sleeping face, full of calmness and serenity. Second, because then I can have a little bit of rest from her as wel))
Ben_Roar wrote: So when my Susy wants to sleep, I am putting her to her bed, sing a lullaby, and here she goes to sleep, no problems with that)
Ben, I really like your ways of raising the kid. You do sound to me like a person who is not in his thirties, but rather a person who was in his thirties thirty years ago) Speaking about the sleep.. i really doubt that kids, especially small ones, may have any problems with that. Have you seen the small kids falling asleep? they are simply turning off, like if there would be some kind of a switch inside of them) I am suffering insomnia pretty often.. I really wish I would have that ability to pass away in a single moment. So I think there is really nothing to worry about. If the kid want to sleep, he will sleep)
Just_R wrote:I really wish I would have that ability to pass away in a single moment.
Justin, that is easier then you think) All you need to do, is to work like hell all the day long on some monotonous, exhausting job) when I was volunteering for the Rd Cross in Vietnam, I had that condition every day during several months. And I was lucky to keep that ability for all my life) Now I do not even know what the insomnia is. When I am getting to the bed, I fall asleep as soon as my head touches the pillow) I would gladly borrow you this ability, but I dont think I will be able to take it trough the customs =)) Try to work out more - I think that is going to help)
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