Debunking Infant Sleep Myths and the Truth About Bedsharing

Moms Off The Record

Feb 1 2023 • 1 hr 25 mins

Infant sleep is one of the most polarizing topics in the baby community, and in true MOTR fashion, we do not hold back.

We break down all the sleep myths including how you can’t “train” your baby to sleep and bed-sharing leads to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (it is actually protective against it!).

Yes we’re biased, however don’t just take it from us; we cite our sources who are the actual experts in this field including James McKenna Ph.D. of “Safe Infant Sleep” and Dr. Sarah Buckley of “Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering.”

We explore the perceived “risks” the predatory infant sleep industry wants you to believe and share the myriad benefits (for mom and baby) of bed-sharing, and if that's not your cup of tea, co-sleeping.

For sleep deprived moms, we discuss our favorite creative ways to catch up on sleep that do not involve sleep training your baby, watching the clock or letting your baby "cry it out".

Oh, and we answer a couple of interesting questions our listeners submitted- we've got your backs!

We recognize infant sleep is not a one-size-fits-all approach for every family, however it’s also not as black and white as putting your baby in a crib “drowsy but awake”.

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