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In Defense of Co-Sleeping From a Non Co-Sleeper

Jill Patir | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Jill Patir

Neither my husband, nor I, was raised in co-sleeping homes and it just didn't seem to fit our lifestyle. I was never against it; I just knew it wasn't for us. My daughter slept in our room in a bassinet for the first few weeks, but after that, sleeping was reserved for our separate rooms. And it worked. Until it didn't.

Infant Co-Sleeping Increases Despite Risks and Recommendations

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Despite 20 years of public education about SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths, the practice of sleeping with infants and babies has become more common -- especially in the Hispanic and African-American communities.

Cross-Cultural Parenting in Japan: Differences in Affection

Sherilyn Siy | Posted 10.22.2013 | Parents
Sherilyn Siy

In all the times I have gone to parks, play groups, and children's play centers here in Japan, I have yet to see a Japanese parent kiss and hug their kids. If you understood Japanese, you would probably never hear a Japanese parent say "I love you."

5 Parenting Decisions to Make From Your Gut

Liz Ryan | Posted 10.13.2012 | Parents
Liz Ryan

Here are five situations in which I wish I'd trusted my gut and not someone else's authority.

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.

Laura Stampler

The Secret Lives of Co-Sleepers

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...