The night visitor

Every night, pretty much, it seems we have a visitor. In the wee hours of the night, someone slips into our bed to spend the night stretched out between Rachel and I. If we say no, a huge drama enfolds with wailing and moaning and beating of breasts....

Studies, expert: "Children should sleep with parents until they're 5"

To co-sleep or not to co-sleep?  The Sunday Times reports that the latest proponent of co-sleeping, Margot Sunderland, director of education at the Centre for Child Mental Health in London, says the answer is easy:  children should sleep wi...

Sleep tips for parents: get your own blanket

Okay parents, lean in close. I'm about to share a tip with you that saved my marriage. Are you tired, parents? Do you long for more, uninterrupted sleep? Are you sick to death of fighting with your spouse and whichever kid you are co-sleeping with fo...

Blogging a Baby: To sleep, perchance to dream

I can't remember the last time I slept all night. From the moment we brought Quin home from the hospital, I remember thinking how lucky I was that I had a good sleeper. He only woke once - at 4am every morning even when he was weeks old. The god's de...

Dr Ferber's new advice green lights co-sleeping

The New York Times sometimes covers issues I really didn't even know existed. Have people really been ashamed to cosleep with their babies? It seems all over the message boards I frequented when my kids were little people proudly co-slept. We have di...


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