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  • Sweet Shuteye: The Benefits of Afternoon Naps for Babies

    Give baby a chance to recharge by letting him take relaxing afternoon naps.
  • When your baby tires out after playing all morning, it’s best to wind him down and prep him for a nap. “Afternoon naps give his mind a chance to process all the things he has learned during the day, thus helping him learn more when he wakes up,” Dr. Padua-Bautista explains. “It likewise helps lessen your baby’s stress.” Set the mood for a restful slumber by playing soothing music and laying him on his crib. Place his busy toys aside and leave only a pillow or two.
    l Beatriz Padua-Bautista, M.D., internist and family doctor, Quezon City and Laoag City

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