As soon as you become a parent (sometimes even before) the ‘friendly’ advice starts rolling in. But what do you do when it’s not friendly OR welcomed AND goes against your parenting philosophy? Read below for tips!
Sleep Training - A Review of the Research (this is actually a list of many articles and books) - Dr Momma
Self Settling - What Really Happens When You Teach A Baby To Self-Soothe - Sarah Ockwell-Smith
Cave Babies and Ruffling Feathers - Tracey Gillert
Screaming to Sleep - The Moral Imperative to end “Cry it Out” (two part series) Amy Wright Glenn
The Con of Controlled Crying - Dr Momma
Babies Not Designed to Sleep Alone Dr Jay Gordon http://www.drmomma.org/2009/10/babi...
[Excerpt From] Attachment Parenting: A Practical Approach for the Reduction of Attachment Disorders and the Promotion of Emotionally Secure Children Tami E. Breazeale
Night Waking Protects against SIDS [excerpt from “New Beginnings Vol 16 no 3] Dr Sears DrMomma.org
Sleeping With Baby: Breastfeeding, Night Waking & Protection from SIDS Peggy O’Mara Mothering, Issue 141 (on DrMomma.org)
Tracey Cassels PhD Evolutionary Parenting Has a ridiculous number of articles discussing the science behind attachment, the reasons CIO is harmful and what Normal Infant Sleep looks like. It’s well worth following her.
Proving the Risk of Harm in Early Sleep Training
Controlled Crying, Cortisol, and Attachment: A Critical Look
Stress and Extinction Sleep Training: It’s Not So Simple
New Research: Does Solitary Sleep Increase the Risk for Insecure Attachment?
‘It’s Just a Little Cortisol’: Why Rises in Cortisol Matter to Infant Development
Distress, Self-Soothing, and Extinction Sleep Training
How Effective is Controlled Crying? (Hint: Not Very)
Evolution, Crying, and the Fallacy of a Different Environment
Infant Night Waking as Evolutionary Manipulation?
The Thing About Trauma (And Its Relationship to CIO)
Stress and Synchrony: Implications for Sleep Training
What Children Don’t “Need” Can Still Help Them
Myths and Facts About Night Wakings
Educating the Experts [series -Now an Ebook]
The Myth of Warmth
Reasons Babies Cry and Wake at Night / Reasons Toddlers Toddlers Wake (and Sometimes Cry) At Night
Do No Harm
Normal Infant Sleep [Series] Tracy G. Cassels, Darcia Narvaez, Wendy Middlemiss, John Hoffman, Sarah Ockwell-Smith, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Helen Stevens
Does a new study really support leaving your child to cry?
Not-So-Blind Review of the Recent CIO Research
Crying-It-Out: An Addendum
What You Need To Know About Crying-It-Out
Cry It Out – 6 Educated Professionals Who Advise Against It Kelly Winder BellyBelly - Pregnancy, Birth & Parenting
The Epidemic of Baby Sleep Training Sarah Ockwell-Smith
Parent’s Stop ‘Traning’ your Children Megan Leahy TheWashingtonPost.com
Eight Reasons to Avoid Sleep Training Your Baby Alternative Mama Alternative-Mama.com
Ten Reasons Not To Sleep Train Your Baby Sarah Ockwell-Smith
Why i’m Not Sleep Training My Toddler Sarah Kovac