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Why I Co-Sleep Even Though It's Frowned Upon

Rachael Clarke | Posted 08.23.2016 | Parents
Rachael Clarke

She is in our bed again, face pressed so close to mine that our noses bend. She wakes intermittently, each time tightening her arms like part of a staccato dance. Her starfish hands squeeze and release, squeeze and release me like I'm a stress ball. Perhaps I am.

'I Comfort Myself By Sleeping In The Same Room As My Ten Year Old... Am I Messing Him Up?'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 12.30.2015 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

The issue isn't whether you're sleeping with your kids; plenty of cultures have family beds. It is a mammalian urge, although not shared by as many as you might think, to want to be close to loved ones during sleep.

This Family's IKEA Bed Hack Is Getting A Lot Of Attention

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.20.2015 | Parents

A Texas family of seven created a unique IKEA bed hack to suit their needs. Earlier this month, mom Elizabeth Boyce, who blogs at Wandering the World...

What Experts May Be Getting Wrong About Co-Sleeping

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living

Guidelines on co-sleeping from the American Academy of Pediatrics and National Institute of Health are pretty clear: babies should sleep alone, on the...

10 Reasons You Don't Actually Need a Good Night's Sleep

Emily Hatch | Posted 07.23.2016 | Parents
Emily Hatch

You know what I love about sleep? Nothing, really, because I can't remember what it feels like. I haven't had a solid night's sleep since my son was born. Well, actually, since I was eight months pregnant and the constant interruptions from my bladder were like a cruel foreshadowing of what was to come.

Is Co-Sleeping With My Baby Dangerous?

Van Winkle's | Posted 06.26.2016 | Parents
Van Winkle's

Few topics can fire up tempers, ruin friendships and lead to irreparable rifts like childcare. Much like religion and politics, child-rearing should be off-limits at dinner parties. And yet, bickering with other parents about nap times, pacifiers and time-out strategies is America's new favorite pastime -- at least in some neighborhoods.

My Top 5 Soapbox Fails as a New Parent

Susie Gamboa | Posted 06.04.2016 | Parents
Susie Gamboa

We all come from different backgrounds, and each of our children is unique. I have learned I am in no position to judge the decisions other parents makes for themselves and their children.

The 50 Stages Of Sleep Deprivation

Sarah Bregel | Posted 12.21.2015 | Parents
Sarah Bregel

You feel like you've been through the washing machine at 6 a.m. and want to close your eyes so badly just when you're supposed to be starting your day.

Smart Bedsharing Gives Breastfeeding Mothers More Sleep

Diana West | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents
Diana West

Bedsharing works so well because breastfeeding mothers and babies are hardwired to be together during vulnerable sleep periods.

The 2 Biggest Questions About Cosleeping

Brian Leaf | Posted 08.31.2014 | Parents
Brian Leaf

Gwen and I have decided to cosleep. That means that little baby Noah sleeps in bed with us. Cosleeping brings up a few questions and concerns and sometimes even an angry mob with pitchforks and torches.

Sorry, Pet Lovers, But It's Time To Stop Sharing The Bed

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 06.05.2014 | Healthy Living

MINNEAPOLIS -- Sorry, pet lovers: Sharing a bed with a furry friend is officially bad for your sleep. Among pet owners who slept with their four-le...

The Miracle of Putting Co-Sleeping to Bed Thanks to Gabrielle Bernstein's Miracles Now

Christine Bronstein | Posted 06.07.2014 | Parents
Christine Bronstein

My husband and I deserve to lounge in our room alone. We are a happier family when my husband and I do not have to sneak around for sex (thank god for our bathrooms and closets!)

The Seven B's of Attachment Parenting, Um, with Some Commentary

Brian Leaf | Posted 05.30.2014 | Parents
Brian Leaf

Precepts scare me. My mind can turn any set of precepts into another explanation of why I have failed and my family will need some serious therapy. Ju...

A Letter to All the Sleep-Deprived Mamas

Kaity Velez | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
Kaity Velez

All those people who said, "Don't worry, your baby will be sleeping through the night soon enough!" have been lying to you. Or maybe they've blocked out their own sleep deprivation memories like childbirth because the pain is just too much.

How Can I Get My Daughter to Sleep in Her Bed Instead of Mine?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 06.24.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

There's nothing quite as refreshing as a great night's sleep to help us recover from our day and restore our energy. When children have trouble sleeping, it impacts not only their sleep (and mood), but their weary parents'.

(Co)Sleeping With The Enemy

Adrian Kulp | Posted 05.10.2016 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

I can't really honestly tell you that I've had a decent night of sleep since Charlie was born. I think that my wife and I are in agreement about one thing: We want our bedroom back.

In The Family Bed, More Pets Than Babies?

Trevor MacDonald | Posted 08.04.2012 | Parents
Trevor MacDonald

Is it possible that Americans are emotionally better in tune with their pets than their babies?

Does Your Dog Hog The Bed? How To Sleep Soundly Together

Posted 04.21.2012 | Healthy Living

By Mikkel Becker for Vetstreet Q. I love having my dog sleep near me, but he takes up the entire bed. Is it possible to train him to stay on his ow...

What Blossom Is Like As A Mom

Posted 03.09.2012 | Parents

Mayim Bialik, most commonly known as "Blossom" from the hit 90s sitcom, or more recently for her role in "The Big Bang Theory", has been in the spotli...

Is Sharing A Family Bed A Good Idea?

Posted 03.12.2012 | Parents

Co-sleeping, or sharing a family bed, is common in other cultures, but highly controversial in the United States. The American Academy of Pediatrics s...

One Big Happy Family (Bed): The Upsides Of Sleeping Together

Mayim Bialik | Posted 05.08.2012 | Parents
Mayim Bialik

Here are some of the subtleties that helped me understand the family bed and helped us make the decision that works best for our family to get the most -- and the best -- sleep.

The Choice To Not Co-Sleep

Suzanne M. Brown | Posted 05.08.2012 | Parents
Suzanne M. Brown

Our decision to not co-sleep with our children has allowed us to nurture our relationship as husband and wife, while at the same time instilling in our children the importance of being independent.

9 Funny-Because-It's-True Baby Sleep Positions

Charlie Capen | Posted 08.01.2013 | Parents
Charlie Capen

Each of us co-slept to varying degrees but anytime our babies slept on or near us, we noticed how utterly uncomfortable we were. Once, Andy, a designer, thought of doing a birds-eye view, the ideas exploded out of our mouths.

PHOTO: Controversial Co-Sleeping Ad Features Baby Next To Knife

The Huffington Post | Ileana Llorens | Posted 11.21.2011 | Parents

The city of Milwaukee, Wisc., is taking a "raw" approach at warning parents of the dangers of co-sleeping with their babies. SERVE marketing design...

Laura Stampler

The Secret Lives of Co-Sleepers | Laura Stampler | Posted 10.16.2011 | Parents

One of the first people Sara Jones Rust remembers after giving birth to her son, Beckett, is the nurse who saw her sleeping soundly with the baby. "Do...