When Daddy's Away ... the Family Bed is Up for Dibs

"Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every one eye is not seeing."Bill Cosby...more

Tales of a Reluctant Bed Sharer

"The 10 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make" - Seriously? Seriously??!

If I had to make a list of the things that I'm most intolerant of, I'd put fear mongering up there near the top. I'm not a fan of advertisements, public service announcements, campaigns, TV shows, articles or blog posts that use fear to push their agenda. Which is why when I read the Lifescript post Top 10 Mistakes Even Smart Moms Make, I was more than a little upset. ...more

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Revised List:

1. Frequently ignore child while talking ...more

FOX News says Infant Co-sleeping Deaths Linked to Formula Feeding

A FOX News report has linked co-sleeping deaths to formula feeding. The report, which I found to be quite balanced (though somewhat sensational), is based on a number of co-sleeping or bed sharing deaths in the city of Milwaukee and the city's message that there is no such thing as safe bed sharing. ...more
It does seem somewhat ridiculous how heated people get about this topic and how adamantly they ...more

Sleeping with your baby: What are the benefits? Is it safe?

The choice of where your baby is going to sleep is a personal and family-specific decision. A lot of parents have a preconceived notion about where their baby will sleep and then the baby's temperment changes all of that. A lot of the information available in the media and from public health authorities on co-sleeping (or bed sharing) is inaccurate and may serve to dissuade parents from making a choice that would work well for their family. If you want to learn more about co-sleeping to decide if it is right for your family and also how to make it safe, please read on: ...more

I co-slept with both my kids. I barely woke to breastfeed (roll, plop out boob, roll back). ...more