Tag Archives: bedsharing

Gentle Parenting and Me – By Sarah Storey

Welcome to the first of my special guest interviews on why gentle parenting matters to parents around the world. For this special first interview I chat with multi gold winning Paralympian Dame Sarah Storey about breastfeeding, bedsharing, tackling tantrums and postnatal bodies. Continue reading

Posted in GentleParenting and Me, Mothering, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to Stop Cosleeping and Bedsharing….

One of the questions I’m most commonly asked is “when do children grow out of the need to sleep with somebody?”, or in other words – when do children naturally outgrow bedsharing? Continue reading

Posted in Babies, Preschoolers, Toddlers, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

What is Gentle Parenting?

What is Gentle Parenting? In my opinion it can be summed up with just four words: 1. Empathy 2. Respect 3. Understanding 4. Boundaries 1. Empathy Parenting with your child’s feelings in mind as much as possible. Using empathy (or … Continue reading

Posted in Babies, Birth, Mothering, Preschoolers, Teens, Toddlers, Tweens | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Problem With ‘Attachment Parenting’ and How to Really Change the World

“One generation of deeply loving parents would change the brain of the next generation, and with that, the world”. (Charles Raison). I really believe this, I truly believe it is possible to change the world in less than one hundred … Continue reading

Posted in Babies, Birth, Mothering, Toddlers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 55 Comments

Why Sweden is not the Perfect Parenting Example We thought it Was

If I read an article about schooling, bedsharing and generally ‘positive parenting’ practices it’s almost guaranteed that Sweden will get a mention only a few paragraphs in. Held in incredibly high regard because of their long maternity leave (almost a … Continue reading

Posted in Babies, Education, Mothering, Preschoolers, Toddlers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Bedsharing & SIDS – Why We Have it All Wrong

So today Carpenter et al published a horribly unreliable and flawed analysis of bedsharing. This scaremongering piece of ‘science’ (I use that term loosely) does not add to public understanding of the safety of bedsharing – far from it, it … Continue reading

Posted in Babies | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

How to Calm a Crying Baby (and Get a Little More Sleep at Night)

Note: This is a collaborative post, please see author listing at the end. “My baby is only happy in my arms, the minute I put her down she cries.”  “She wakes every hour throughout the night, every night, I’m exhausted.” … Continue reading

Posted in Babies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Why I Hate Attachment Parenting

The name that is! Yesterday I commented similar on facebook and was asked “why?”, so I spent the evening thinking about it a little more and these are my reasons (I will warn you many of them are VERY tongue in cheek … Continue reading

Posted in Babies, Mothering | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

What Rod? Our Experience of BedSharing to Age 4.

When my firstborn, arrived in 2002 Gina Ford frenzy was in full force. You weren’t a good mother if your baby didn’t sleep through by 12 wks and didnt have a routine you could set your watch by and you … Continue reading

Posted in Preschoolers, Toddlers | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments