Keeping Kids Healthy: Co-Sleeping-Should Your Child Share Your Bed?
What’s the single biggest issue in parenting? It’s sleep -- who’s getting it, how they’re getting it, and how they can get some more of it! But where are your children sleeping, and where should they sleep? In your room or your bed? Or in theirs? If they’re in your room, that’s called co-sleeping -- and it may happen accidentally, because a baby cries in the middle of the night, or because of a lifestyle decision. But which way is best? And for how long? Join our host Dr. Winnie King, and find out what you need to know about your child’s safety, his independence, and the impact of co-sleeping in later life.
Kenny and Makeda Green -- Sleepy parents Javan Green -- Kenny and Makeda’s baby Peter and Kathy Nonken -- Parents who co-sleep with their children Natalie, Max and Gabe Nonken -- Peter and Kathy's chidren Deborah Campbell, MD – Section Chief, Neonatology, The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore; Chief Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Associate Professor OB-GYN and Women’s Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Jodi Mindell, PhD – Associate Director, Sleep Disorders Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Clinical Psychologist, St. Joseph's University; Professor of Psychology, and Director of the Graduate Program in Psychology, St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia Published works: Sleeping Through The Night – How Infants, Toddlers and Their Parents Can Get a Good Night’s Sleep. (Harper Collins 2005)
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