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Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - SPORT - Tyler Roodt

AC­CORD­ING to the Na­tional Sleep Foun­da­tion (NSF), many kids have a sleep­ing prob­lem, in that they aren’t get­ting enough of it.

The NSF re­ported in 2015 that a quar­ter of all ba­bies, tod­dlers and pre-school­ers are sleepy through­out the day and 30% of school­child­ren have trou­ble get­ting up in the morn­ing.

This is a big prob­lem be­cause not get­ting enough sleep can have an im­pact on phys­i­cal and men­tal growth.

Sleep helps the body by speed­ing up the healing process, help­ing it grow by re­leas­ing growth hor­mones, strength­en­ing the im­mune sys­tem and help­ing the brain re­tain new mem­o­ries.

It is rec­om­mended that kids be­tween 3 and 5 years old sleep for 10-13 hours ev­ery day and kids aged be­tween 6 and 12 years should sleep for 9-12 hours a day; but sadly these num­bers are not be­ing met.

The com­pany be­hind Bar­bie has in­tro­duced a new sleep­wear col­lec­tion in an ef­fort to com­bat the sleep prob­lem with Bar­bie-branded items that cover pretty much ev­ery­thing needed for bath­time and bed­time for girls.

The first item on the list is Bar­bie bub­ble bath, per­fect for when you need to wind down be­fore climb­ing into the bed.

Next is the Bar­bie body lo­tion and hair­brush to get all dolled up. All these are avail­able at Ack­er­mans from R60.

And be­cause it’s win­ter the per­fect py­ja­mas is the long-sleeved Bar­bie py­jama set and fleece gown from Edgars and Bar­bie bed linen from Mr Price Home.

More Bar­bie-branded items are avail­able at

PnP Cloth­ing, Makro, Dis-Chem, Clicks, SPAR and Check­ers.

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