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Want To Learn More About Cosleeping?

In her article "The Cosleeping Controversy" in our January issue, Alyssa Colton explored the advantages and possible dangers of parents sharing their bed with their young children. Colton recommends the following books for further information on the subject:

"Good Nights: The Happy Parents' Guide to the Family Bed (and a Peaceful Night's Sleep)," by Jay Gordon, M.D. and Maria Goodavage (Griffin, 2002)

"Three in a Bed: The Benefits of Sharing Your Bed with Your Baby" (Revised), by Deborah Jackson (Bloomsbury, 1999).

"Getting Your Child to Sleep ? And Back to Sleep" (Revised and Updated), by Vicky Lansky (The Book Peddlers, 1991)

"The Baby Book," by William Sears, M.D. and Martha Sears (Little, Brown & Company, 1993)

"Nighttime Parenting" (Revised), by William Sears, M.D. (Plume, 1999)

"Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent," by Meredith Small, PhD. (Anchor Books, 1998).

"The Family Bed: An Age Old Concept in Child Rearing," by Tine Thevenin (Perigree, 1987).

Or visit - Attachment Parenting International, an organization that supports cosleeping and has pages and links on the safety of cosleeping, including articles by James McKenna, MD.