Go Ahead and Sleep With Your Toddler, Study Says

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Does sleeping with a toddler leave the child socially maladjusted and lead to other developmental problems?
Not according to fresh research from Stony Brook University in New York. "After statistical adjustme...
Researchers find sleeping with toddlers doesn't do them any harm.

Couple Indicted After Second Baby Dies While Co-Sleeping

When Mark and Vanessa Clark's first baby died at just 39 days old in 2009, no charges were filed and the death was ruled an accident. But the Texas couple has now been indicted for child endangerment, a felony, after their second child also die...The first death was ruled an accident, but now the couple is being charged with child endangerment.

Co-Sleeping: Is a Family Bed Worth the Safety Concerns?

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Samantha Van Vleet cuddles with her 6-week-old baby, Averly. Credit: Samantha Van Vleet
Sleeping is a group activity for the Van Vleet family -- all five of them.
Nothing can match the sense of securi...
The family bed continues to draw controversy.

Co-Sleeping Benefits for Baby and Parents

Co-sleeping can help the entire family rest easier. Credit: Getty
Co-sleeping -- when infants sleep in the same bed as one or more of their parents -- is gaining popularity in the United States. When done safely, it can be a great way to get y...

California County Speaks Out Against Co-Sleeping

Is sleeping with your baby safe? Credit: Getty Images
Proponents say it promotes bonding and facilitates breast-feeding; those against it say it puts infants unnecessarily in danger. Now, health officials in Santa Clara County, Calif., are weighi...

Cribs Versus Co-Sleepers: Pros and Cons

Will your baby sleep in a crib, bassinet or Co-sleeper? Credit: Getty
Trying to decide which kind of crib to choose for your baby can make new parents feel like they've entered a great debate. Traditional or bassinet? Secondhand or brand new?...

Should Your Family Share a Bed?

In many cultures, co-sleeping is the norm. Credit: jupiterimages
Having children means lots of sleepless nights, but for exhausted mothers and fathers, the family bed -- where all members of a family share a single sleeping space -- may provide e...

Co-Sleeping: Is it Right for You?

Co-sleeping occurs when parents and children share the same bed. This has become popular among parents who practice attachment parenting, a parenting style advocated by William Sears, M.D. Opponents of co-sleeping say the practice interferes with ...

Attachment Parenting: A Brief Overview

Attachment parenting is a parenting style developed by William Sears, M.D., a pediatrician and father of eight who believes that children form a strong emotional bond with parents or caregivers during childhood with lifelong consequences. Attachm...

Co-Sleeping Plus Alcohol May Increase Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

A new study indicates that parents who drink and co-sleep with their babies may increase the risk for SIDS. Credit: digimist, Flickr
The risk factors for SIDS are more subtle and varied than once thought, according to a new study, and may i...

Co-Sleeping, Maya Rudolph and Viral Videos - Links We Love

What happens when the family bed doesn't work for every member of the family? Photo courtesy of Kelly Sue on Flickr. Is your baby literally coming between you and your husband? How do you deal when Mom wants to co-sleep but Dad doesn't? -- Mothe...

Kicking Daddy out of bed

When you have a baby you are automatically inducted into the cult of people-who-will-sleep-anywhere-at-all. Welcome. It's a lovely place, really. Especially if you're Daddy, and you're on night duty. Or maybe you're not on night duty, and you're in t...

Co-sleeping: Bad habit or fact of life?

Tomorrow night, my mother-in-law is visiting. Lucky her, she gets the bottom (full-sized) bunk, being that it's the only guest bed we currently have in the house. I plan on sticking my three-year-old in with us, but gave my five-year-old the option o...

Parent vs. Parent: Hot about co-sleeping

I think it is really funny that when we were talking behind the scenes about co-sleeping (we do talk behind the scenes-- all the time!), that of all of us, I was the one who was the hottest on co-sleeping. I don't think that is because my children ar...

Solutions for the cramped family bed

I am always keen to discover what people do to transition children out of the family bed. Since I have recently shed the oldest member of our family bed, I am looking around for ideas to get the last nestling out of the nest. Kimberly, at Sanity and ...


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