I am the day metro editor at the York Daily Record/Sunday News in York, Pa., and am mom to two amazing kids: Samantha, 7, and Noah, 2. Being a mom has been the most rewarding and most challenging thing I have ever done, and there are plenty of days when I'm not sure how I function with so little sleep. Through whatever happens, I strive to keep my sense of humor.

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Article: Study backs co-sleeping

From Because I’m the Mommy:

Here’s an interesting article in The Globe and Mail of Canada about a Penn State study that has shown that allowing babies to “cry it out” — also known as Ferberizing your baby — could actually be harmful.

It also says that the parents who want to cuddle their children to help them sleep — known as “huggers,” which is a noun I want to use to describe myself from now on — tend to be better overall parents.

Of course I’m going to like this study since I’m a co-sleeping proponent and it basically says I’m really, really smart and have been right all along.

What do you think about the study? Do you co-sleep with your kids? Did you use some form of the “cry it out” method, and did it work?

Here’s a link to one of my other posts on co-sleeping, too — just in case you’ve actually got 5 minutes to spare.

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  1. Jen Crozier 08/21/2010 at 1:40 am

    I'm so not a co-sleeper w/my kids. I feel that it would take from the intimacy that my husband and I share. I wasn't really a 'cry it out' one hundred percent and granted if my kids are sick or really need mom they are more than welcome to have a snuggle, but it's not a common occurrence. I think I was a combo of letting them cry it out and snuggling, but when the snuggle was over and they were asleep…I placed them back in their bed and NOT mine! Thanks for the article.