The Sleep-Needs Connection: Let’s Not Throw Parents Under the Bus Please

A new "gentle" approach to sleep suggests that if parents meet all their child's needs, sleep will follow. However, I disagree and believe this type of approach can actually harm families. Here's why.

Mythbusting Sleep Training Claims, Science-Style

With all the statements being made by so many about sleep training, most to get parents to get on board, parents should know that most of these statements are myths, not backed by science.

Why Listening to Other Parents On Your Child’s Sleep is Often A Complete Waste of Your Time

Sick of having other people tell you what you should be doing with respect to your child and their sleep? Here are some scientifically-backed reasons why you can safely ignore them.

Fussy Babies and Later Mental Health Problems: A Discussion

New research suggests that extremely unsettled babies have a much higher risk of mental health problems in childhood. The question is now what we do with this, and I have a few ideas.

Brief Infant and Toddler Sleep Screening (BITSS)

The following is a screening tool only.  This means it's purpose is to look at common behaviours and see if they fit with certain outcomes that can explain sleep troubles in young children.  It does

Bedsharing With a Premature Baby

It is a common refrain that parents of premature infants should never bedshare. Yet this is not always actively followed given the difficulties of caring for a premature baby who requires regular skin-to-skin contact. This article reviews the research surrounding this with some areas for discussion moving forward.

Is Daycare Really a SIDS Risk?

Although not widely discussed, some articles and people highlight a relationship between SIDS and starting daycare. This can be terrifying for many families, but we need to look at what we know to know how to respond.

SUID, SIDS, and Poverty: Leaving Bedsharing Out of the Debate

Of late, bedsharing has been the central focus of governmental attempts to reduce the rates of SUID or SIDS in many Western cultures. Drs. Bartick and Tomori change the landscape by taking a syndemic approach to looking at these issues and find bedsharing is not the culprit it has been believed to be.

Does the early introduction of solids really improve infant sleep?

New research is claiming that the early introduction of solids will help infants sleep longer. But does this hold? This is an analysis of the research and what we can really take from it.

No Stress in Sleep Training: A Response

A reply to a piece suggesting that there are definitely no long-term repercussions of any kind of sleep training and how the research cited doesn't support the claims at all.