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Three in a Bed: The Benefits of Sleeping with Your Baby

4.06 of 5 stars 4.06  ·  rating details  ·  125 ratings  ·  14 reviews
A revealing look at how having your child sleeping in your bed is beneficial to all your family
Paperback, 312 pages
Published July 7th 2003 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (first published 1989)
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kate estivill
Fantastic book full of well-researched information on the history of co-sleeping and it's loss of popularity from the Victorian ages. The author is a great advocate for bringing this practice back and I fully suppport her opinions.

The reason I did not give the book 5 stars is the following: I have coslept with my 13 month old since birth, from the very first night. I nursed her round the clock and continue to nurse her at night or when she needs comforting. She is a high needs child, a very lig
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Cass
I found this one of the best all-round attachment parenting books that I have read.
Tara
Some of the information was interesting and the geek in me liked the extensive documentation, but I found myself wanting to just finish the book and move on to something else. I would think, "Didn't she say this exact same thing a couple chapters ago?" But I may be confusing it with other books that I've read on the same subject recently - I honestly don't know if it's my own faulty memory mushing multiple books together or if she was really being repetitive. She also seemed a bit defensive at t ...more
Alice Chau-Ginguene
The book provides very valuable information on the subject matter. Maybe because she is preaching to the converted, I found myself skip through the book like some of the other reviewers. I just wanted to go through it quickly to get to the practical information bit of the book than on the 'why should we do it' bit of the book. I already knew why. But it's probably just my personal circumstance.
I think it's a very good book for someone who knows nothing about attachment issue on babies though.
Esmeralda
Deborah Jackson presents the family bed as an option parents have. I am inclined to co sleep since it will make night time breastfeeding simple. Also, it cuts out buying short term use furniture. All the concerns I had about hazards of this arrangement were addressed in depth by "Three in a Bed." Concerns included: not killing the baby, privacy, weaning, and body temperature. Reading all the science, cross cultural references, psychology and developmental studies, a history of Victorian values, ...more
Janelle
I found "Good Nights: The Happy Parents Guide to the Family Bed" to be a much more useful resource on the topic of bed and roomsharing. Jackson failed to add anything new to my understanding of the subject. Combine that with her not so subtle disdain for Christianity, and I was left with a book that I finished out of obligation "I've come this far, may as well finish" rather than interest.
Will Finch
Interesting, but too preachy and one-sided to be genuinely useful.
Jenny Aird
Good at making the argument for cosleeping, not so good at solving some of the problems or issues that are encountered - eg logistics of how to share the bed. A lot of the worries we had as new parents were not answered by this book. Incidentally we coslept until around 4/5 months when he started sleeping with arms spread out and took up the whole bed!
Natalie Valenzuela
I only read certain chapters in this book as I was researching the topic. It's rather old, but there is some good stuff.
Meryl
The tone of this one was a bit judgmental and defensive, but--if you could get past that--there was a lot of good information.
Kate Glicksberg
Some good information, but basically an expanded magazine article.
Nualacharlie
Very bias against children sleeping alone.
Messyfish
great info on co-sleeping
Jules
First read February 2011.
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