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)

**This is currently a work in progress.  It is functional and you can use it, but it may be modified in the coming weeks as well.** Welcome to Evolutionary Parenting's Brief Infant and Toddler Sleep

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.

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.