*It's best to avoid large meals right before bedtime. Try to make sure your child has at least 1 hour to digest his or her dinner before going to sleep. Children and adults alike need time to properly digest food. A large meal right before bed can potentially cause indigestion and/or worsen acid reflux, if present.
*It is preferable for your child to eat his or her largest meal at lunchtime and have a slightly smaller meal at dinnertime.
*A small snack about 30 minutes before nap time can be a good idea if you're concerned that your child may wake early due to hunger. Ideally, the snack should be healthy (no caffeine, nothing sugary) and not too large.
If your family needs individualized pediatric sleep support, please do not hesitate to contact Tracie at Rest Well Baby (www.restwellbaby.com) to learn more about the supportive sleep services that she offers.