The Benefits of Co-Sleeping

Macal Gordon, Executive Editor, Attachment Parenting
Originally printed in ICPA Newsletter July-August 2002

cosleepingWhat Research Shows
When it comes to research about co-sleeping, there's good news and there's bad news. The good news is that there is research to suggest that there are benefits to parents and infants who share a bed (or room) through the night. The bad news is that, beyond the research into the connection between co-sleeping and SIDS prevention, there's not much being done which inquires into its qualitative or long-term aspects

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Infants First Foods


Breast to Bowl: Introducing Baby's First Foods
Jeanne Ohm, D.C., F.I.C.P.A.

Originally Printed in: I.C.P.A. Newsletter July/August 2000

breastfeedingThe introduction of certain foods at certain times is relative to the maturity of the digestive system. Children less than six months need only breast milk, not solids, as the infant's digestive system is not developed to maturation. If you start sooner, you may cause your child future food allergies. Since your child's taste buds will not develop until the eighth month, the feeding of your baby should be guided for nutritional purposes, not taste.

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Baby Walkers: What's Best for the Infant?


Claudia Anrig, D.C.
Originally posted March April 2003

babywalkerAll you have to do is walk into a baby store or attend a baby shower and one item is sure to always be found: the baby walker. Approximately 50 percent of infants will use these man-made upright vehicles (1). And when you ask any young parents about their opinion of the baby walker, it is clear that they believe that these walkers are a Godsend. Ideally, parents see their happy upright infant, capable to travel and staying entertained for numerous hours a week in their environment. What could be better?

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Do Infants Need Chiropractic?


infatns and chiropracticYou do everything to ensure your baby's health during pregnancy: you eat right, avoid drugs, smoking and drinking, take childbirth classes so you can have a natural, drug-free birth. After the baby is born, you breastfeed knowing that is the superior form of nutrition; you do everything you can to make sure your baby is healthy ---- but have you had the most important part of their health, their spine and nervous system, checked?

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