Infant Sleep – Latest Internet Updates

Here are some of the latest news and views about Infant Sleep that can be found on the internet this week. The articles include information on SIDS, Co-Sleeping, sleep in babies when a parent breastfeeds and more…

English: A sleeping male baby with his arm ext...

English: A sleeping male baby with his arm extended (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Broken sleep ‘normal’ for parents with breastfed babies
Courier Mail, on Sun, 24 Feb 2013 14:12:04 -0800

She urged parents and professionals to adopt more “realistic expectations of infant sleep patterns”. “We often expect babies to be sleeping through by six weeks or three months or six months, and there’s a lot of professionals feeding this idea that

Drop in infant deaths put to better cot death stats
Newstalk ZB, on Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:39:35 -0800

It is thought infant death numbers are at a record low because parents are acting on safe sleep messages. 256 children aged under one died last year, down from 290 in 2011. Plunket clinical advisor Allison Jamieson puts it down to parents taking on

Tougher child care, safe sleep requirements reach House committee
Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog), on Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:14:43 -0800

An in-home child care provider and an advocate for the child care center industry joined a Minnesota lawmaker Wednesday in supporting changes in infant safe sleep standards for children in care. Specifically, they told the House Health and Human

Moaning mothers won’t admit it but having a baby is a doddle!
Daily Mail, on Wed, 13 Feb 2013 13:12:10 -0800

Other parents, in order to follow maternity nurses’ teachings to the letter, would arrive at my house with black-out curtains and stand guard at the bottom of the stairs in case the slightest footfall disturbed their regimented infant sleeping upstairs

Consider risks when sharing bed with baby
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, on Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:08:34 -0800

Whether it’s called bed sharing, co-sleeping or the “family bed,” it boils down to an infant in bed with someone else; usually his or her mother, sometimes the father and possibly even siblings. Is it safe? Is it dangerous? Could it be both? It depends

Is Your Baby Sound Asleep, Safely Asleep?, on Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:54:57 -0800

The way a baby sleeps can reduce the baby’s risk of dying from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. As a member of the Washington County Child Protection Citizen’s Review Panel, I have learned more about how safe sleep practices could lead to a reduction of

Normal Infant Sleep: Changing Patterns (part 2) | Safe Sleep Space

One of us remembers very clearly the first time her daughter ended up doing this. At around 14 months, she woke up in the middle of the night and didn’t seem ready or able to go back to sleep for one to two hours no matter

What Is Normal Infant Sleep? (Part II) | Evolutionary Parenting …

Part 2 in the series of Normal, Infant Human sleep. While many parents worry that their infant or toddler or child’s behaviour is abnormal, we hope to make it clear that many of these behaviours are normal. Despite a society


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