Surviving Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety is a normal, natural stage for babies, but that doesn't make it any easier on the caregiver. Here are some tips to help parents through this sometimes trying stage.

Birth Story: Reese and Dahlia

I needed to birth at home. I would go to the hospital if a life-threatening emergency presented itself, but home is where I am most comfortable. Home, to me, is where my baby belonged when he or she emerged into this world.

New Research: Does Solitary Sleep Increase the Risk for Insecure Attachment?

For the majority of human history, we have shared sleep with our infants which has led some researchers to speculate that this is related to the development of secure attachment, but this has yet to be studied... until now. The results may surprise some people.

Why the Conflicting Results on Bedsharing Risk?

It seems that messages on bedsharing differ depending on where you are. If everyone is looking at the same evidence, why are they coming to different conclusions? A look at the research suggests not everyone is looking at it the same way...

Being a “Good Samaritan”: Kids in Cars

Parents are being arrested for running into the store for 5 minutes and deciding to leave their child in the car. Is this really the society we've become? Instead of looking out for the child, we call 911 and have the parent arrested?

Bedsharing and Formula Feeding

Is it fair to have a blanket statement that formula feeding families cannot bedshare? Do the benefits of bedsharing require us to consider a more nuanced message? What does the research tell us?

Plan for “Record-Setting Bedsharing Deaths”? Same Old Thing (And It Doesn’t Work)

Texas is on pace to have a record-setting number of "bedsharing" deaths. Their plan? The same old tired song and dance of telling people how bad it is. Isn't it time we tried something new like sharing information?

Where Would You Be Safest Giving Birth? Hint: Not the USA

Where would you rather give birth - in the USA or Albania? Most of you would probably say the USA yet your chances of survival would then be lower. Yes, you as a mother are more likely to die from childbirth-related problems in the USA than Albania. Does that surprise you?

Setting Boundaries

Setting boundaries is one of the more difficult things we do as parents. Not only because it's hard to say no to those we love, but also because it's complicated to know what constitutes a healthy boundary and what is unhealthy for our kids.

Bedsharing in Australia: Scare Mongering versus Reality

Many Australians woke this morning to scare mongering about bedsharing thanks to articles in their papers. Notably, claims that 25 babies died in the parent bed last year are leading to people declaring bedsharing should be illegal and even some people are being investigated for it (I kid you not).