I am so pleased to bring you new research I've completed with colleagues from Melbourne and the US, that proves with empirical evidence something I have been teaching my whole career. Responding to babies with compassion and love helps them find sleep, and sleep for longer. This is something.
Working with colleagues from Melbourne and Austin, Texas, I'm so pleased to announce our publication in the journal Early Human Development. Download the article [PDF].
This is a topic I feel strongly about, and is also an area with much conjecture. That's why we felt it was important to demonstrate with rigorous research, how effective response-based sleep intervention can be.
Essentially, our research confirms what we already knew - responding to babies at sleep time helps them sleep, while also reducing stress levels. Now we have even more empirical evidence to support this approach.
I encourage you all to have a read and hopefully you'll find it useful or thought-provoking.
I want to thank everyone involved in this 4-year-long project and send a huge congratulations to my friends and co-authors: Wendy Middlemiss, Lael Ridgway, Susan McDonald and Michelle Koussa.