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Children Should Sleep With Parents Until They’re Five

Monday, 11 October 2010 12:30

“The Science of Parenting” by Margot Sunderland, who in addition authoring 20 books is also the director of education at the Centre for Child Mental Health in London, strongly advocates co-sleeping with children until the age of five years old. Her findings are based on 800 studies done over the last 20 years which show that co-sleeping reduces the levels of stress hormone cortisol in tots, calming the separation anxiety that children experience up to the age of five and beyond. By co-sleeping with children, they become calmer adults. She also argues that co-sleeping will reduce the risk of SIDS.

Read the a review article of the book here: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article1083020.ece