Bedsharing With a Premature Baby

2020-08-19T15:36:53-04:00October 5th, 2018|

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.

Press Release Re: Carpenter et al. Bedsharing Study

2020-08-21T10:39:40-04:00May 20th, 2013|

We were luckily able to view a copy of the article in advance and the group of researchers I have worked with on other posts and I wrote a response. This is it. It has been shared as a press release generally and given specifically to the BBC (the study is a UK one). We shall see how the media responds in the days to come, but it's nice to know that at least we're not one step behind this time!

Co-Sleeping on Trial: The Vanessa Clark Case

2020-08-21T14:11:13-04:00April 9th, 2012|

On April 5, 2012 Vanessa Clark was found guilty of child endangerment in the death of their 2-month-old son Tristan in July 2010. What did she do? She co-slept with him. There are multiple things wrong with this though and we need to look at all them to understand how flawed this outcome and entire situation is.