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

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Sleeping with your baby has been the norm for almost all cultures for almost all ages. Yet, in our modern world, the practice is fraught with questions and guilt. With organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) stating that a child should never sleep in an adult bed, parents who cherish the closeness, security, and warmth of cosleeping are finding their hearts at odds with their brains.

This book educates, informs, reassures, and defends the potential benefits of cosleeping and how to do it safely.

This book is available in several languages: Spanish, Italian, Turkish, Dutch and Russian!

Now available in French and coming soon in Slovenian!

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Now Available in Full Color! The Quick Guide To Safely Sleeping with Your Baby

In this abridged version, a world-wide recognized infant sleep authority provides the latest information on the potential scientific benefits of cosleeping. The booklet instructs parents on how to create safe sleep environments. Complete with safety sleep checklists and sections on minimizing hazards and risks, this booklet explains why and how to sleep with your baby. The Quick Guide to Safely Sleeping with Your Baby contains all the key facts from Sleeping with Your Baby in an accessible and attractive format.

PhotoJames J. McKenna
Professor James J. McKenna, Ph.D. is the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce CSC Chair in Anthropology and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame. He also directs the Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory at the University. He has published extensively on infant sleep, breastfeeding, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and the evolution of human behavior with special emphasis on the differences between the behavior and physiology of solitary and co-sleeping-breastfeeding mother-baby pairs. His interests include how cultural factors influence infant and childcare practices, which in turn, affect maternal-infant health and well-being. The National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development fund his research. Currently, he is involved in a multi-site USA national prospective project examining first-time teen moms throughout their pregnancies and throughout the first three years of their infants' lives. His articles have appeared in refereed periodicals and academic journals around the world, and he is considered one of the leading authorities on scientific studies of infant-parent co-sleeping and breastfeeding, especially bed-sharing, having been the first to study the practice. He can be reached at

Product Spec:
Sleeping With Your Baby: A Parent's Guide to Cosleeping
James J. McKenna, Ph.D.
Preface by Meredith Small Ph.D.
Foreword by Peter Fleming, M.D., Ph.D.
Introduction by William Sears, M.D.
ISBN 10: 1-930775-66-0
ISBN 13: 978-1-930775-34-3
136 pages
5.5 x 8.5"
$14.95 (discounts available for bulk purchases)

The front cover may be reproduced freely without modification for review or non-commercial educational purposes.

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