Parenting Styles and Baby Sleep

September 28th, 2011  |  Published in Infants

Many of my clients have heard my philosophical approach to parenting and sleep training a child. I always refer to “attachment parenting” (as described by Dr. Sears) as child directed and “baby wise” (by Gary Ezzo) as parent directed. Child-Works aims to strike a balance between these two approaches where both the parents and child’s needs are being met. NPR reported on a study recently published in the journal Pediatrics on these parenting styles, infant crying and infant sleep during the early weeks and again at 10 months of age. The results showed the babies with the “middle of the road” approach experienced little crying after the first six weeks and slept well after 12 weeks of age. To read the full report please visit: “New Advice for Sleep-Deprived Parents

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