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Winter Newsletter Editorial: NEWBORNS

Winter Newsletter Editorial: NEWBORNS

By Stephanie Ondrack Welcome to the Childbearing Society’s winter newsletter, newborn edition! Much has been discovered about the youngest members of our species over the past few decades. It may surprise some of you to realize how little we used to know about newborns, to imagine that not so long ago, we believed these small… Continue Reading

Babies Remember!

Babies Remember!

By Bonnie Davis (originally posted 2013/06/21) Did you know that up until 1986, surgeries were routinely performed on babies without anaesthetic? The most common were intestinal and heart surgeries requiring the most invasive surgical techniques in existence. It was thought that babies were barely conscious and didn’t really feel anything, so it didn’t matter what happened… Continue Reading

The Pursuit of Proximity

The Pursuit of Proximity

By Pat Currie (originally published 2013/06/21) When asked to write about attachment and infants I decided to prime my thoughts about this time of my life by watching home videos of the birth and early months of my children’s lives. Surprisingly, it wasn’t in the videos where my thoughts on attachment and infants started but it… Continue Reading

BEWARE SUBSTITUTES

By Stephanie Ondrack A lot of baby items are marketed under the auspices of providing what babies need: what calms them, soothes, them, settles them… If you consider the function of any of these items, they all have something in common: They replicate something that baby would normally get from a parent. And the unstated… Continue Reading

SLEEP, SWEET SLEEP: The Risks of Sleep Training

By Debra Woods (originally posted 2014/12/22) Western society’s parents are being misled – told that infants and toddlers should ‘sleep through the night’. Contrary to this belief, it’s completely normal for newborns and infants to wake at night, and often! They don’t have the capacity to sleep for long stretches, nor should they be made… Continue Reading

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