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Since breast milk has low levels of vitamin D, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that breast-fed infants, and those who are fed formula in addition to breast milk, receive 400 international units (IU) of vitamin D per day, beginning in the first few days of life.
The guidelines from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine suggest the following amounts of sleep for good health:
Infants 4 months to 12 months: 12 to 16 hours per 24 hours, including naps.
Children 1 to 2 years: 11 to 14 hours per 24 hours, including naps.
Children 3 to 5 years: 10 to 13 hours per 24 hours, including naps.
Children 6 to 12 years: 9 to 12 hours per 24 hours.
Teens 13 to 18 years: 8 to 10 hours per 24 hours.
supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Did you know that playing with food may help your toddlers become less picky eaters.
Let your kids play with food, it gets messy and you end up having loads of cleaning up to do... But you are minimising the chances of having a fussy eater at home.
Say yes to Messy Play!