As Dutch children, have been twice voted amongst the happiest in the world by UNICEF, Dutch parents must be doing something right. One of the tools Dutch parents employ is ensuring babies get plenty of sleep. Dutch babies get approximately 2 hours more sleep
than their US counterparts. How, you might ask? There are two main tools employed; babies almost always sleep in their own cot or bed versus on the move, and when they are awake, environmental stimulus is limited so they are more relaxed and ready to sleep at nap time.