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6 ways to help your baby learn at bedtime

A squirming, unsettled baby and an exhausted parent who are both fighting through sleep time is a scenario every mum or dad has faced. Yet this witching hour could possibly become Einstein hour, as a study from the University of Sheffield has revealed that sleep helps babies develop their memory and retain new behaviours they have learnt.

“Until now people have presumed that the best time for infants to learn is when they are wide awake, rather than when they are starting to feel tired, but our results show that activities occurring just before infants have a nap can be particularly valuable and well-remembered,” says Dr Jane Herbert from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Psychology.

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