The research also supports how important it is to Involve the entire family in establishing a consistent bedtime routine that prioritizes winding down routine and most importantly one that does not include screens.
Such research includes that of the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) whose recommendations suggest avoiding screens at least an hour before bedtime for young children and two hours if they are two years or under.
The main reason for this recommendation is due to evidence on Blue Light and how exposure to screens emits blue light which then affects melatonin production in young children, impacting their sleep, by disrupting their internal biological clock.
Living in the Digital World where trying to avoid the screen is getting harder but I would suggest, to support better sleep...
[Sharjah, Sunday 5 November, 2023] The 2023 Sharjah Book Fair is set to be the stage for the launch of the most sought-after children’s book of the year, "Where is Blue Bird?". Co-authored by Julie Mallon, the Middle East’s Leading Sleep Expert and Parenting Coach, founder of Nurture 2 Sleep, and Raya Halet, the visionary host of the locally beloved podcast "They Say it Takes a Village," this one-of-a-kind book is poised to make a significant impact on the world of children's literature.
"Where is Blue Bird?" is a science and evidence-based children’s book that goes beyond traditional storytelling. It is designed to promote sound sleep, nurture cognitive development, and strengthen the essential bond between parent and child. The book, beautifully illustrated by Suzanne Darkan, takes parents on a captivating journey, helping them understand how their interactions with their infants shape their little one's brain and foster secure attachment.
With babies aged 0-6...