Helping Baby Sleep: Does Extinction Sleep Training Improve Baby’s Sleep?

Many people report trying extinction methods of sleep training to "help" their baby sleep better, but what does research tell us in terms of the efficacy of these methods for baby's sleep? Does the reasoning hold up?

By | May 7th, 2017|1 Comment

Sleep Training Yourself

For those families considering extinction sleep training methods, I want to ask them to try something first. Something that I hope will change their minds.

By | March 26th, 2017|11 Comments

Review: The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Newborns by Elizabeth Pantley

Elizabeth Pantley has created perhaps her best book yet in the popular and much-needed No-Cry series. A book that helps families gently navigate sleep from the start, it's an excellent (and easy) read for all parents.

By | March 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

How Liberal Feminism and Patriarchy Work Together to Create the Detached Mother

The following is a talk I presented at the 2016 Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement Conference this past October in Toronto, ON on feminism, patriarchy, and mothering.

By | January 24th, 2017|20 Comments

“No Bedsharing Under Four Months of Age”: The AAP Evidence

The AAP recently suggested that bedsharing should never occur with infants under 4 months of age, leaving many breastfeeding families wondering what they should do for sleep. I look at the evidence for this recommendation to see if it holds up.

By | December 9th, 2016|6 Comments