Too often people think the key to learning self-soothing is to be left to experience distress, but science actually tells us it's the opposite: we need co-regulation.
Does unsettled sleep lead to later emotional problems? Should parents take a hard line and do what is necessary to build up more "settled" or solitary sleep?
Lots of people believe that our toddlers need to sleep through the night for their development, but does new research actually support this?
To counter the growing acceptance that night wakings are normal, sleep trainers seem to be taking to the bizarre. Welcome to "behaviourally biologically normal".
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.