Babies and Sleep
Are Western traditions of putting young children into their own bedrooms to sleep for the night, really the best thing for parents and children?
"From sleeping in separate beds to their children to transporting them in prams, Western parents have some unusual ideas about how to raise them.
"Is he in his own room yet?" is a question new parents often field once they emerge from the haze of life with a newborn. But sleeping apart from our babies is a relatively recent development – and not one that extends around the globe. In other cultures sharing a room, and sometimes a bed, with your baby is the norm.
This isn’t the only aspect of new parenthood that Westerners do differently. From napping on a schedule and sleep training to pushing our children around in strollers, what we might think of as standard parenting practices are often anything but."