Making Informed Decisions About Baby Sleep - Happy as a Mother

Making Informed Decisions About Baby Sleep


With Psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Adams 



Are you overwhelmed by the polarizing opinions about baby sleep? Have you been shamed for your choice to co-sleep or your choice to sleep train your baby? Dr. Elizabeth Adams joins the podcast today to help us understand the research around these sleep approaches to help you make informed decisions that work for your family. Spoiler alert: You are allowed to choose a sleep plan for your family, based on your values, despite the strong opinions of others around you

Dr. Elizabeth Adams is a clinical psychologist who specializes in child development, child behavior, and working with children and families.  She has been working in the field of child mental health for over 15 years and has experience working in community settings, schools, clinics, and hospitals.  She provides training and education to students and professionals in a variety of settings and has presented at national and international conferences. She has also published articles and book chapters on child development and has been interviewed by magazines and radio programs regarding her expertise in child development and behavior.  Elizabeth is the co-founder of Trustle, an online service that provides parent coaching directly to parents across the world, with immediate access to a personal parenting expert from their smartphone. For more information, visit www.trustle.com.:


WHAT YOU’LL LEARN


  • The typical developmental stages of sleep
  • The research surrounding co-sleep and sleep training
  • Whether particular sleep approaches are correlated with better relational outcomes
  • How to decide what sleep approach is best for you
  • When to consult for help surrounding sleep challenges 
  • Different ways to soothe or help baby soothe

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