Weekend Roundup: NPR loves co-sleeping!
Happy Saturday! Since I just wrote about the Five Reasons Moms Lie about Co-sleeping this week, I thought today’s story from Boston’s NPR station “Is it Time to Re-think Co-sleeping?” was incredibly timely. Here’s a peak:
But just as using a message of abstinence in place of sex education has been shown to be ineffective, so too might a one-sided message that only tells parents, “Don’t share a bed with your baby.” Without offering a positive message of how to make bed-sharing safer, and even its potential benefits, public health organizations may be neglecting a key element to saving babies’ lives. Another Boston-area co-sleeping mother, Lindsey, said: “The fear around (co-sleeping) prevents people from talking about it. I know in my case, I was doing it in an unsafe way for a while because I was afraid to ask for advice.”
Lindsey, I don’t know who you are, but I wish we could have coffee together.
As you can imagine, the comments on this story are exploding. They’re worth scrolling through for as long as you can stand it.
In other news, Joe is home and it’s nice to be a whole family together. We picked up some furniture from the Salvation Army and I’m now on a mission to paint some dressers. I promise I’ll post pictures of my work, even if it turns out horrible, so you can laugh at me.
Have you noticed that the Retail Christmas season has begun? Not to be confused with Real Christmas, of course. I’m not ready to hear Jingle Bell Rock on the radio yet, but I have enjoyed a few more subtle holiday indulgences:
Hope y’all have a lovely weekend. Talk to you Monday!