From Carolyn Crist / Reuters Health
Parents who expect to begin the transition between child and the bed until the infants of & # 39; 3 years may find that both they and both their children better grazing, researchers say.
In a survey of parents and carers in & # 39; five countries, those who delayed the transition from crib longer legs were more likely to report less resistance in & # 39; bedtime, less awakenings at night and a length of & # 39; longer children, report the study authors in.
"Research over the past decade has shown how important sleep b & # 39; his health Lifetime, but especially during childhood", said the main author Ariel Williamson of Children's Hospital & # 39 ; Philadelphia in Pennsylvania.
In previous studies, Williamson and colleagues found that toddlers sleep deprived tend to have a more difficult time with work, temper tantrums and self-regulatory behavior.
"F & # 39; this age, parents and caregivers are the ones to look out and are being affected by the their toddlers sleep", Williamson told Reuters Health by phone. "It is important that the report & # 39; caregiver is registered both as objective measures & # 39; sleep."
Williamson and colleagues collected data from 1983 caregiver with & # 39; young children & # 39; between 18 and 36 months to live in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. The data was presented by caregivers using & # 39; Johnson & # 39; s Sleeptime Baby Sleep App, an application for smartphone b & # 39; anything offered by Johnson & Johnson. J & J Consumer Inc. also funded the study.
The team & # 39; research found that rates & # 39; sleeping in a crib decreased by & # 39; stable manner with age, with 63% of & # 39; infants who sleep in & # 39; anything from ages & # 39; 18 to 24 months, compared with & # 39; 34% still in a crib in & # 39; 24 to 30 months and 13% of 30 to 36 months.
The raħx of sleep was associated with & # 39; before bedtime, bed earlier, waking less & # 39; often overnight, sleep for longer stretches at night and less during sleep resist.
"What got us was how consistent konseverevolment benefits were in & # 39; each group & # 39; age & # 39; toddler," said Williamson. "This is what we see clinically well."
In future studies, Williamson and research team will use applied to investigate how parents begin the transition between the cribs and bed and what motivates them. F & # 39; some cases, parents with another baby on the way starting moved to their toddler to bed so they can use the crib again. Others begin the transition because their toddler go & # 39; from the crib or looks physically too large to remain & # 39; in the current crib.
"Adults tend to see cribs as cages, but not as children see them", said Lisa Meltzer, a pediatric psychologist at the National Health Jewish f & # 39; Denver, Colorado, who was not involved in the study.
"Children like small spaces and feel safe and comfortable with them," she said via email. "If you see small children to play, they want to play under the table or in & # 39; big boxes."
Other researchers are interested in developing & # 39; protocol to help families make the transition between child and bedroom, as it can & # 39; cause any & # 39; sleep problems did not exist before.
"Some strategies already exist to help children stay in bed, such as role playing, can also prepare children for that transition," said Sarah Honaker, psychologist of & # 39; sleep in Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana, T involved in the study.
The experts & # 39; sleep and pediatric tend to recommend an adjustable crib to change the land up to the age of the child, Honaker said. This helps the toddler sit comfortably with & # 39; & # 39 arrangement; sleep that feels more like a bed and reduce injuries and falls & # 39; if the child tries to leave the crib.
"Person & # 39; 3 years is more likely to have cognitive development to remember the rules stay in bed," she said in & # 39; telephone interview. "Buying & # 39; crib & # 39; adjustable mattress can & # 39; prevent parents from having to make the transition to the son / daughter is not their żviluppalment ready / a to do."