Harden Your Kids: The Babies Who Sleep In Sub-Zero Weather

The BBC web site recently ran an article about Swedes (and other Scandinavians) who let their babies nap in sub-zero weather.  Bundled up warm in what they call a pram (stroller) the babies were found to sleep longer and grow up healthier because they weren’t spending all day in an enclosed space with 30 other kids.

The article quotes Lisa Mardon, a mother-of-three from Stockholm, as saying, “”I think it’s good for them to be in the fresh air as soon as possible.  Especially in the winter when there’s lots of diseases going around… the kids seem healthier.”

Apparently, on any given day you can find babies in strollers napping outside coffee shops while their parents are inside sipping on cappuchinos.  And it’s not a new fad, either: It’s been going on for generations.

Like the old saying: “There is no bad weather, only bad clothing.”  A little fresh air never hurt anybody, right?

Read the full article at:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21537988

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