Co Sleeping

A Good Example of Bad Co-Sleeping

Yvette Lamb | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Parents
Yvette Lamb

If you co-sleep when you do not want to co-sleep, but your baby makes you co-sleep, then your night may go a little something like this. Although for your sake, I hope that it does not.

How Not to Punch People When You Have a Baby Who Does Not Sleep

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emily-Jane Clark

So from now, when a fellow parent informs me that little Jack has been self-soothing his little arse off since he was three weeks old or suggests a sleep-solution 'I must try', I shall smile and share with them the joy of living with a 'sleep-hater".

How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night (In Just TWO Years)

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily-Jane Clark

Establish a good bedtime routine. This is key to everything. Babies like to know exactly what to expect. So that they can do the exact opposite.

In Defence of Bedsharing - Dispelling the Shoddy Science and Examining the Facts

Zion Lights | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zion Lights

We need to inform parents about their choices instead of scaring them into avoiding bedsharing.

Making Sense of Co-Sleeping Advice

Natasha Batsford | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Batsford

From the time we get pregnant, we are given advice by medical professionals, websites, friends, family and sometimes complete bloody strangers all of whom want us to believe that if we follow their advice, we can guarantee that our children will avoid harm.

Attachment Parenting vs the NHS - What's the Problem?

Francesca Richards-Spiller | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Francesca Richards-Spiller

I am a mum of two whose ethos, I would say, is pretty sympathetic to "attachment parenting". In my view, we are basically mammals, and natural birth, breastfeeding, co-sleeping and baby-wearing are all normal and natural things for mothers and babies. Here's the thing, I am also a qualified paediatric nurse.

Co-Sleeping: A Survivor's Tale

Jon Wilks | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jon Wilks

My son first slept in his own room when he was five. In the intervening years, my wife and I did a lot of talking, plenty of arguing and a fair amount of researching. To my wife, born to a fairly normal Japanese family, the idea of him sleeping away from her side was nothing short of unthinkable.

Babies Don't Need 'Attachment Parenting', But They Do Need 'Responsive Parenting'

Milli Hill | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Milli Hill

If we look at what we as parents are actually trying to achieve - healthy, happy adults - we need to ask ourselves, does this have to mean sharing our beds with our children or letting them self-wean? I think not. Because what really matters, what is really absolutely crucial to healthy child development, is not 'Attachment Parenting', but 'Responsive Parenting.'