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Early Bedtime for Preschoolers

Early to bed in preschool reduces the risk of adolescent obesity.

A new study suggests that putting preschoolers to bed early may help prevent the risk for adolescent obesity. The risk for adolescent obesity was cut in half when children went to bed before 8:00 PM compared to those who stayed up past 9:00 PM. It is estimated that 25% of U.S. preschoolers go to bed after 9:00 PM, and only 25% retire before 8:00 PM.

PositiveTip: Parents, encourage your preschoolers to establish a routine of early bedtime!