Sunday, May 14, 2006

co-sleeping in the MSM

I was just sent this link

The Sunday Times is read by thousands and thousands of people. And this article takes exactly the right approach for its audience - nothing crunchy or "natural" but measured use of the science. Babies who sleep apart from their parents are much more stressed. Sleeping apart from parents correlates with women having eating disorders later in life (not that that proves a causal link of course).

And there's a neat little sting in the tail - the stress felt by babies sleeping alone is similar to the stress they experience when left at nurseries...

Monday, May 01, 2006

health visitor rant

this article reminds us that UK Health Visitors have not had a clue about baby nutrition for the past 40 years, despite that being one of the main parts of their tax-funded advisory role.