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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. Baby
    Co-sleeping has benefits that we just can't even begin to put into words. Special little nuances that will only be remembered as the feel of our children in our arms as they went to dreamland. But co-sleeping has measurable benefits too, and they're worth sharing. We often hear about the...
  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
    I was pretty sure our co-sleeping days were done when my daughter turned two. Then in the span of 15 months, our family lost twin boys prematurely and our three-week-old son to cardiomyopathy. I'd always been the type of "pre-parent" who just knew we wouldn't be co-sleeping with our children...
  6. Baby
    A working mother shares her advice for practicing attachment parenting while holding down a full-time job - and staying (somewhat) sane through it all. On the day of my first big promotion, I sat in my office with a clove of garlic stuck up my vagina. I was very pregnant with my first child...
  7. Toddler & Child
    April is Month of the Military Child. More and more military families are finding that attachment parenting principles are making a positive difference in the lives of kids who are often separated from parents for long periods of time. The life of a military child is hard. Children are often...
  8. Baby
    In the last year and a half, I've had a love-hate relationship with co-sleeping. There were too many sleepless nights when Baby tossed and turned on top of me, tugging at my hair. Half asleep, I always worried Baby might fall out of bed, as he rolled in every direction. Exhausted and...
  9. Baby
    There are many assumptions about attachment parenting. However, like most parenting philosophies, it is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Attachment parenting, a term coined by Dr. Sears, is a child-centered parenting approach that is said to promote a secure bond between parents and their...
  10. Baby
    Like so many other parents, we never imagined co-sleeping with our children. I also had no idea you can't plan for it because all kids are different. I started off my parenting journey with the expectation of keeping our daughter in our room for a few weeks. We had a beautiful nursery set up...
  11. Baby
    As the United States looks to improve infant and maternal mortality rates, states are looking to other countries for strategies to help babies and mothers. Finnish parents have long been participants to 'baby boxes' that are given to new mothers when they are pregnant. The boxes include basic...
  12. 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...
  13. Toddler & Child
    Researchers from Central Queensland University in Australia have recently released their views on co-sleeping with both children and pets, and believe that the stigma some place on both practices needs to be extinguished. Sleeping arrangements have changed throughout history - co-sleeping with...
  14. Baby
    A new study found that babies who shared a room with their parents slept less, on average, than those babies who spent the night in their own rooms. From vibrating bassinets to swaddle blankets, the infant sleep industry is estimated to be worth more than $325 million dollars a year. It's no...
  15. 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...
  16. Co-sleeping and the Family Bed
    For several reasons I have been co sleeping since day one. Now she has hit one and my bed is crowded. She rolls, kicks, etc. Sharing a bed is no longer easy. She likes to use breast milk as her fall asleep tool. Even with using that she will cry until she passes out with me holding her...
  17. Baby
    Are you planning to co-sleep with your baby? If so, here's some great news: A recent study has shown mothers who share a bed with their infants are more likely to meet their breastfeeding goals. The study looked at results from 870 new mothers in the United Kingdom. Before baby's arrival, the...
  18. Baby
    This is an excerpt from my Attachment Parenting memoir, Misadvenutres of a Parenting Yogi. You can find more excerpts here. Leave a comment and let me know what you think of the book so far, and stay tuned for the next one! ----- I used my week of leave and have headed back to work...
  19. Life with a Toddler
    The internet is full of articles about sleep training infants, but there is no help for mama's who have a toddler that was never actually in a crib. We have been co-sleeping since day one, and we have all (Mama, Daddy, and Baby) loved it. But it has gotten to the point where we want to get him...
  20. Co-sleeping and the Family Bed
    Me and my husband are expecting our first child in about a month, and are planning on sleeping together with our baby on our full sized bed. It is raised off the floor due to mold problems, and one side is now against the wall. At the end of the year, we are moving, but as of now, we don't know...
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