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  • Consistent bedtime routines in infancy improve children's sleep habits through age 2

    Barbara Fiese and Kelly Freeman Bost sitting at a table in the Family Resiliency Center on the U. of I. campus.

    Establishing bedtime routines and activities with infants as young as 3 months old promotes better sleep habits when they reach age 2, according to a new study by Barbara Fiese, co-director of the STRONG Kids 2 program and professor emerita of human development and family studies; and child development professor Kelly Freeman Bost.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s Note: To reach Barbara H. Fiese, email

    The paper “Bedtimes, bedtime routines and children’s sleep across the first 2 years of life” is available from the News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1093/sleep/zsab045