co-sleeping and bed-sharing

There’s so much helpful information about how and why to co-sleep. This is a compilation of articles, books, websites, and videos to inform you about one of the most misunderstood topics in American parenting. 

my blog articles:

Co-sleeping: Why We Do It

Co-sleeping: How We Do It (coming soon)

Co-sleeping: FAQs (coming soon)


other articles:

America, You’ve Been Training your Kids to Sleep All Wrong

Ask Dr. Sears: Co-Sleeping a SIDS Danger?

Co-sleeping Around the World

Safe Co-sleeping Guidelines

Safe Sleep and the Breastfed Baby – La Leche League



Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory



Good Nights: The Happy Parents’ Guide to the Family Bed (and a Peaceful Night’s Sleep!)

This book was really helpful for reminding me why bed-sharing is a good decision for our family. It is so easy to read, humorous, and helpful. It offers tips on everything from how to keep your sex-life alive to how to ward off nay-sayers.


Sleeping with Your Baby: A Parent’s Guide to Cosleeping

DISCLAIMER: I have not read this book, but have read a lot of articles that have been taken from this book. James McKenna is the go-to co-sleeping expert, and I would feel remiss if I didn’t direct you to the book that is most recommended for parents interested in co-sleeping and/or bed-sharing.



How Science and History Support You Sleeping With your Baby with James McKenna, PhD


Co-Sleeping with Infants: Science, Public Policy, and Parents’ Civil Rights with James McKenna, PhD


Co-Sleeping Safety Guidelines with James McKenna, PhD