Parenting Techniques From Around The World

Scandinavian Children Are Put Outside For Naps

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Photo Credit: Jennifer Yang / Toronto Star via Getty Images
Photo Credit: Jennifer Yang / Toronto Star via Getty Images

Even in sub-freezing weather, Scandinavian babies are bundled up, put in the stroller, and rolled outside to sleep unattended.

Parents believe in the concept of “friluftsliv” (“open-air living”) and use the practice in hopes that exposure will help the babies grow up to be healthier and more resistant to disease in adulthood.