New study shows babies may sleep longer in their own rooms
They're cute and they're cuddly, but they should really stay out of your bedroom.
A new study published in the journal Pediatrics says babies should sleep in their own room after they reach 6 months of age.
Researchers studied the sleeping habits of 230 first time mothers when their babies were ages 4, 9, 12 and 30 months old.
Babies at 9 months old who slept on their own got 40 minutes more sleep than babies who slept with mom.
Those same babies that slept more at 9 months old also slept 45 minutes longer at 30 months old.
This led the study's author to advise parents to "move your babies out of your room after 6 months."
That's despite national guidelines which suggest having babies sleep in their own room by 12 months.
The study's author did say the study had limitations. Most of the women participants were white and earned more than $75,000.
Still, for anyone who has ever had a baby, 40 minutes is a gift sent from the gods!
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