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.

How Successful are Behavioral Sleep Interventions?

People are jumping on new research that supposedly says extinction sleep training methods are successful, but given this is survey data, we have to be very careful about any conclusions. Here's why.

Guest Post: A Responsive Settling Story

One woman's experience with responsive settling and the take-home messages she got from that that she can share with others.

Toddler or Preschool Sleep Troubles: A Case of Expecting Too Much Sleep?

Toddler fighting bedtime? Waking regularly? It may be time to reconsider your toddler's actual sleep needs.

Bright Lights Before Bed = No Sleep?

New research highlights the effects of light on melatonin levels in preschool children. What does this tell us about our evening habits for all kids?

Shifting Priorities: Why Sleep Isn’t the Most Important Thing for Your Child

"What is most important for your child's development?" If you answered sleep, I think we need to talk.

“Responsive Settling”: Is it Responsive? Effective?

New research suggests a method of "responsive settling" actually can improve infant sleep as well as extinction methods. Is this wholly accurate?

“Sleep Regressions”: Why It’s Not Actually a Regression

We often hear people talk about sleep regressions, but this can send parents off on a tangent, fearing their child is losing skills they once had. Understanding what's happening is essential to helping parents cope with these times and truly help their kids.