Establishing a Bedtime Routine for Children

“Sleep is important for all of us,” says Dr. Shana Godfred-CatoPediatrician at ARC Kyle Plum Creek. More importantly, the lack of sleep in children can negatively affect their ability to focus, learn, and even develop. Dr. Godfred-Cato adds, “If you have kids, you know the more sleep they get, the more sleep you get.”

In this recent podcast, Dr. Godfred-Cato offers some sound advice for a sound sleep. She reminds all parents that “A bedtime routine is a good way to establish good sleep habits.” Listen to this podcast to hear some of her suggestions for establishing a bedtime routine.

Dr. Cato sees children from newborns on up, with a special interest in teen health and adolescent medicine, seeing patients until they are 18 years of age. If you would like to discuss your child’s sleep habits with Dr. Godfred-Cato, you can make an appointment online or by calling ARC Kyle Plum Creek at 512-295-1333.

For more health tips from ARC doctors, tune into the weekly ARC Healthcare Minute which airs on KLBJ News Radio 590AM/99FM. You can also listen to podcasts from past episodes on the ARC website.

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