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Babies Sleep Better In Their Own Rooms After 4 Months, Study Finds

Babies Sleep Better In Their Own Rooms After 4 Months, Study Finds

17th May 2018

A study by Dr Ian Paul which explored the sleep outcomes between babies that share a bedroom with their parents and those that sleep in their own room. Has discovered that babies sleep for shorter stretches and get less sleep, when they share a bedroom with their parents, when measured at both 4 and 9 months old. 

 

The study concludes “Room-sharing at ages 4 and 9 months is associated with less nighttime sleep in both the short and long-term, reduced sleep consolidation, and unsafe sleep practices previously associated with sleep-related death.”

 

Here is a link to the full study: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2017/06/01/peds.2017-0122

 

And a link to Tara Haelle’s interesting article and interview with Dr Ian Paul for NPR (America’s National Public Radio): https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/06/05/531582634/babies-sleep-better-in-their-own-rooms-after-4-months-study-finds

Numerous Studies Agree: Parents Shouldn’t Feel Guilty About Training Babies to Sleep

Numerous Studies Agree: Parents Shouldn’t Feel Guilty About Training Babies to Sleep - Better Sleep is Good for Both Mothers and Babies

17th May 2018

From an article in the New York Times:

“In our era of more anxious parenting, there’s a lot of debate about what has come to be called sleep training, that is, behavioral techniques for getting a baby who is 5 or 6 months old or older to fall asleep alone and sleep through the night. The debate comes when these techniques involve some periods of crying and protest on the baby’s part. Parents (and experts) who believe in sleep training feel that babies can develop “self-soothing” skills: learning sleep cues that help them comfort themselves and fall back asleep when they wake at night — as we all tend to do.”

 

Read the full article here: https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/05/24/sleep-training-shouldnt-make-parents-feel-guilty/?_r=0