Co-sleeping during infancy and early childhood: key findings and future directions
Version of Record online: 28 AUG 2007
Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Infant and Child Development
Special Issue: Parent-child co-sleeping
Volume 16, Issue 4, pages 457–469, August 2007
How to Cite
Goldberg, W. A. and Keller, M. A. (2007), Co-sleeping during infancy and early childhood: key findings and future directions. Inf. Child Develop., 16: 457–469. doi: 10.1002/icd.522
- Issue online: 28 AUG 2007
- Version of Record online: 28 AUG 2007
- solitary sleeping;
- sleep problems;
- sleep safety
Emergent themes from this special issue on parent–child co-sleeping are featured in this concluding article. Each of the pieces in this collection addressed one or more of the following themes: methodologies for studying parent–infant co-sleeping, physical and social characteristics of the child's sleep environment, associations between sleep location and breastfeeding, infant and child maturational issues, parental attitudes and values about sleep arrangements, special needs populations, maternal employment, sleep problems, sleep transitions, and future directions for research and policy. Together, the contributions define a context for weighing the benefits and disadvantages of family sleep arrangements during infancy and early childhood. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.