The Tennessean did an article on AP on Monday(Attachment parenting creates strong bonds
). While the article itself was good the sub title was inappropriate:
Pediatricians concerned about co-sleeping, delayed independence
What is interesting about the subtitle was that even the Pediatrician they interviewed said that there was no study showing the link.
The Tennessean did have a follow article on co-sleeping (Co-sleeping remains controversial
) where they interviewed Barbara Nicholson(co-founder of Attachment Parenting International). She and Emi had some good advice:
Those who practice attachment parenting say they take strong precautions.
Emi Canahuati put the mattress on the floor, so daughter Sofia, now 18 months old, wouldn't roll out of the bed they shared. Canahuati also got rid of all extra bedding and removed the headboard so the baby couldn't get stuck.
"You have to do it in a safe way," she said. "People aren't taught how to do it, they are just told not to do it."
The parents also agree that any adult who has been drinking, using drugs or is impaired in any other way should not co-sleep because it increases the chance they will be unresponsive to the child and could accidentally harm it. A sober parent in tune with their child's sleep cycles, however, is perfectly safe to share a bed, Nicholson said.
Oh, and if you read the comments you might just get mad
I am always surprised how outright hostile some people are about AP.