Yourwellness Magazine Explains Importance of Sleep for Babies

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With Instagram photos of a sleeping baby and puppy going viral, Yourwellness Magazine detailed the importance of sleep for babies.

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A mother’s Instagram photos of her baby and puppy napping together have gone viral, Hollywood Life reported November 19th. The article, “Theo & Beau: Cute Sleeping Child-Puppy Duo Goes Viral On Instagram,” noted that mum Jessica is shocked about how much attention her son and his puppy are getting on social media. Their sleeping pics have already garnered her over 80,000 Instagram followers and inspired a hashtag ‘#TheoandBeau’. Jessica commented, ‘Each day, Theo meets us at naptime and waits patiently for Beau to fall asleep. By that time, he’s also sleepy, so when I hoist him on to our bed, he stumbles over to Beau and plops right down on top of him. And there they sleep, entwined, for at least two hours.’ (

Following on from this, Yourwellness Magazine explored the importance of sleep for babies. According to Yourwellness Magazine, ‘Sleep is just as important as nutritious food and drink for your infant. Unfortunately, with busy schedules, work and other stress-related factors in your lifestyle, infants may miss out on their important bedtime rituals… Sleep deprivation will have a significant negative impact on your infant’s growth, development and mental capabilities. While each child is different, and their needs may vary, you should assess your child’s own personal quota. Even if they don’t appear tired and ready for slumber, their sleep schedule can help keep them on track to being well-rested and filled with brain power.’ (

Yourwellness Magazine explained that sleep is the power switch that affects the infant’s mind. Sleep is an excellent way for the infant to recharge their brain for the next round of activities that they have to deal with. Yourwellness Magazine noted that, during the first few months of life, a baby may sleep as much as 16 hours. Yourwellness Magazine advised parents to set a schedule for their babies’ sleep and naps, which means eating dinner at an appropriate time and easing into their bedtime rituals.

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