Three in a Bed, Why you should sleep with your baby
By Deborah Jackson
Review by Caroline Long, December 1996
It's a U.K. publication that provides a very comprehensive examination of
co-sleeping. The author looks at the implications for breastfeeding success,
the current state of crisis in parenting/sleep, the safety aspects of
co-sleeping, the question of sexuality, and the history of infant sleeping
norms. She also provides excellent discussion of the practicalities of
co-sleeping AND a section on how to answer common criticisms.
The chapter on safety alone is worth reading for anyone wishing to make an
informed decision about whether to take a baby into bed. The breastfeeding
chapter -- entitled The Midnight Feast(!!) -- is also a sanity-saver for any
parent, co-sleeping or not, who is tired of the presumption that babies
should sleep "through".
The author refers to Tine Thevenin's The Family Bed and while the two books
are similar in their passion, they are very much complementary.
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