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  1. Judy Arnall
    Your baby has been crying for hours in the middle of the night. Nothing will calm her. Finally, she settles in your arms but awakens and screams the minute you set her in her crib. Out of exhaustion, you take her into bed with you and both you and baby snuggle in for a cozy sleep. Except for...
  2. Judy Arnall
    In many parts of the world, parents and babies sleep together. It is a viable sleeping option for parents, babies, toddlers, and children of all ages. Benefits of Co-sleeping Parents and baby have close emotional and physical bonding time. Mom gets more sleep as she can attend to baby’s needs...
  3. Judy Arnall
    Recommendations:  The CPA and AAPA suggests that for the first year of life, baby should sleep on their back, with no pillow, on their own surface, in your room. Many parents do co-sleep or bedshare and make the sleep environment the most safest they can. (See the blog post on Co-sleeping...
  4. Baby
    After the birth of our son, my husband and I learned that co-sleeping was not only safe and allowed everyone to get more sleep, but it also made us feel more connected. At first, like many families, my husband and I did not consider co-sleeping an option during my first pregnancy. It seemed...
  5. Baby
      Bedsharing is something that many parents have done for hundreds of years, and only truly questioned in the last few decades with the advent of direct campaigns against bed-sharing and cosleeping. There are so many positive benefits to bed-sharing for both parents and children, though, and we...
  6. Baby
    Bedside bassinets are wonderful options for mamas who may not want to bedshare but still want their littles nearby as they're drifting off to sleep. We've asked experts and mamas alike what their favorite and best bassinets options for babies were, and are so excited that the selection for safe...
  7. Baby
    Even as little as a generation ago, the expectation was that all babies sleep through the night. Parents assumed they must teach them to do so through "sleep-training," often involving cry-it-out methods. Many grandmothers and great-grandmothers continue to perpetuate this erroneous standard...
  8. Baby
    Many of us want permission to do what we feel is best for our families. But the hope is that we eventually get to a place where our choices come out of our convictions, rather than popular opinion. A 2018 study on cosleeping illustrates the importance of not basing parenting decisions on what...
  9. Toddler & Child
    When and how to transition your child from cosleeping is as unique as every breastfeeding and weaning journey. Cosleeping is, in many ways, like breastfeeding. Maybe you always knew that you would cosleep, or you just stumbled into it. Perhaps you fell in love with the closeness that cosleeping...
  10. Pregnancy & Birth
    Monica Thompson is suing the hospital that allowed her to bedshare while under the influence of pain killers and sleeping pills. Perhaps you have seen the heartbreaking story of Monica Thompson, a new mother whose son died in 2012 of suffocation. As Monica recovered from a Caesarean section...
  11. Baby
    I'm already on my fourth cup of coffee this morning, and I still can't wake up. Coffee no longer works. But I guess that's what happens when you go eleven months without a decent night's sleep. When I first told people I was pregnant, half the responses were, "Get a good night's sleep now that...
  12. Baby
    Co-sleeping is incredibly helpful for parenting a newborn, especially when you're breastfeeding and you want to maximize your sleep. But what happens when your toddler isn't transitioning well to her own bed, or your preschooler wants to join the family bed in the middle of the night? Here are...
  13. Co-sleeping and the Family Bed
    Hello everyone, Similar topics have been posted, but I am having trouble in particular with my weaned 20 month old at naptime on weekends (bedtime takes a while, too, but she doesn't act out as much). We bedshare in a full size bed that also has a large sidecar crib attached to it (which she...
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