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#1 lucky 2

Posted 14 March 2011 - 11:06 AM

Hi everyone original.gif, I have updated the wonderful information and links provided by teabags and other passionate members in this revised pinned topic.

I have added a link to an online resource for Infant Reflux.

Infant Reflux Support- RISA (Reflux Infant Support Association)

Below is the original introduction by teabags from 12/01/09-

Hi Girls

I'm posting this in a few different threads (Pregnancy, 12 months+ & behavioural problems) & the intention is purely to provide some information should anyone wish to look further.

From being around the boards for a while, it seems that many Mama's resort to or are advised to use CC.  A friend of mine who wishes to provide information to help & support parents, has put together the following references for anyone wishing to look for gentle ways to soothe their babies.

Please feel free to circulate the following references. You may copy into your personal email, print and hand out to friends or local baby health centre/clinic nurse, etc.
Australian Association for Infant Mental Health Inc:

Please note this information is to supplement the good information and networks that are already readily available in the general community.

These sources are endorsed by leading child psychologists.
(Please note that EB is unable to verify this claim in reference to any link or resource that may be posted.)
Thank you for reading and forwarding to ensure all mothers are backed and supported by helpful and healthy sources.

Understanding Infant Behaviour

"A new way to understand your baby's crying"

Australian Association for Infant Mental Health Inc:

Position Statement 1: Controlled Crying

Position Statement 2: Responding to Infant Cues

SIDS and Kids

Information Statement - Room Sharing with Baby

Information Statement - Sleeping With Baby

Alternative Reading - Books

"Helping Your Baby to Sleep: Why gentle techniques work best" by Anni Gethin and Beth MacGregor

"Why Love matter: how affection shapes a baby's brain" by Sue Gerhardt

"Sleeping Like A Baby"
"100 Ways to Calm the Crying"
and other books by Pinky Mckay

"Nighttime Parenting: How to Get Your Baby and Child to Sleep"
and other books by Dr William Sears

"The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Babies"
"The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers"
and other books by Elizabeth Pantley

"Heart to Heart Parenting" by Robin Grille

Alternative Reading- Articles

What Your Child Remembers: New discoveries about early memory - and how it affects us

Good Children at What Price? The Secret Cost of Shame - By Robin Grille and Beth McGregor

Kellymom: Parenting, Nighttime and Sleep

Kellymom: Cluster-feedings and Fussy Evenings

Alternative Reading- Research

Infant emotional and cortisol responses to goal blockage. �€“ Lewis M & Ramsey D

Why babies should never sleep alone: A review of the co-sleeping controversy in relation to SIDS, bedsharing and breast feeding - James J. McKenna* and Thomas McDade
Link removed as inactive

Alternative Support Networks for You, the Helper

Alliance for Transforming the Lives of Children

Natural Parenting Melbourne Inc - playgroups

EB Articles about Caring for your Baby

EB Articles about Baby Health

Please feel free to add resources and links that you have found helpful in terms of controlled crying alternatives and associated gentle parenting methods.

Edited by lucky 2, 04 July 2013 - 10:24 AM.

#2 Emily33-

Posted 14 March 2011 - 09:08 PM

Thanks Luckytwo.  

This info is only pinned in this forum and the Sleeping forums.  You might want to get the Sleeping moderator to update the link to this new one.

Here are some other related links:

Parenting SA - Living with Babies

Parenting SA - Right from the Start

Edited by lucky 2, 04 July 2013 - 10:25 AM.
r/o inactive link

#3 Emily33-

Posted 19 March 2011 - 10:10 AM

"Three new studies led by Psychology Professor Darcia Narvaez, from the University of Notre Dame (Indiana, USA) http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/...00921163709.htm, showed that the most empathic children are the ones who had their emotional needs met in earliest childhood – such as: lots of loving touch, generous breastfeeding, multiple care-givers and freedom from punishment."

Edited by lucky 2, 07 September 2012 - 11:09 PM.

#4 Emily33-

Posted 03 April 2011 - 03:59 PM

Here's a free podcast on Helping Your Baby to Sleep Using Gentle Techniques
by Beth MacGregor, psychologist, mother of 2 and co-author of ‘Helping Your Baby to sleep: Why Gentle Techniques Work Best’:

#5 Emily33-

Posted 13 December 2011 - 12:25 PM

I also wanted to highlight this link from James McKenna's website (further to my PP). The answers are  helpful and detailed for anyone wanting to nut out similar questions.

Frequently Asked Questions on Infant Sleep, SIDS Risks, Cosleeping, and Breastfeeding

[quote]FAQ About Co-Sleeping

#6 Emily33-

Posted 17 March 2012 - 03:37 PM

Babywearing, slings and baby carriers


Choosing a baby carrier - Elizabeth Pantley

ACCC Safety Alert Baby Slings
Gives advice on which slings to avoid and how to use safely.

Let's not sling off at a parenting option that does work

Edited by lucky 2, 26 February 2013 - 03:11 PM.
r/o cut and paste information

#7 Emily33-

Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:47 PM

I've just heard about this website:

Infant Sleep Information Source

Edited by lucky 2, 07 September 2012 - 11:31 PM.
r/o cut and paste information from website

#8 Emily33-

Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:22 PM

Here's a link to the 60 Minutes segment and transcript from last night featuring attachment parenting and cosleeping and interviews with AP Mums, Prof James McKenna and Dr Sears FYI.

ETA: Not that I agree with all the conclusions made by 60 Minutes. Just thought it would be good to see Prof James McKenna and others encourage mothers to respond to babies' cues.  To respond to some of the conclusions 60 Minutes made re AP which I disagree with, but may require clarification, refer to this article:

After attachment, what then? by Robin Grille

Edited by Emily33-, 02 September 2012 - 01:42 PM.

#9 Emily33-

Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:59 PM

I find Bonnie Harris's insights and tips on connective parenting practical, helpful and reassuring:

#10 Emily33-

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:56 PM

Given the recent controversy, caused by Kochie's comment, here are some articles which I hope encourages others to keep on breastfeeding their infants where and when they need.

Feeding frenzy: Public breastfeeding is good for us all
by Yvette Miller, senior lecturer in public health

Breastfeeding in public - Your legal rights
Australian Breastfeeding Association

#11 Emily33-

Posted 24 May 2013 - 04:34 PM

Article in response to the paper released a few days ago on bedsharing FYI.

Safety first: reducing the risks of sleeping with your baby
Catherine Fetherstone
The Conversation, 22 May 2013


UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative statement on new bedsharing research

Edited by Emily33-, 29 May 2013 - 01:49 PM.

#12 Nina Thomas

Posted 24 August 2013 - 09:52 PM

Thanks Lucky2
i suppose that after the first baby you will have. you will develop your own technics about sleeping or even feeding your baby. as every child is different you can surely get use from these tips. but it all ends to you finally

#13 Emily33-

Posted 14 December 2013 - 10:06 PM

Here is a youtube clip by Robin Grille on finding your inner wisdom as a parent:

The truth about "parenting instinct"

#14 Emily33-

Posted 08 May 2014 - 01:03 PM

Interview with Alfie Kohn, author of new book 'The Myth of the Spoiled Child' explains how to work with children and issues with common methods of control. Useful for parents trying to break the cycle of punishment and control.

Are permissive parents spoiling their children?

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