I am a social worker and parent in Australia concerned about the western practice of a method called 'controlled crying' that is used on infants to get them to sleep. This blog talks about the use of this method and other parenting methods. Search all the information on this site to be better informed about the practice of controlled crying. For any comments or questions, my email is

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Gentle Options

There are many other ways to settle a baby. A lot of people choose to parent in a more 'natural' style, called Attachment parenting (AP). But this is not the only way to parent your child gently.

Some good online resources are;

Martha Sears and Dr William Sears and family

Pinky McKay - Melbourne based author and parenting expert (this website links to MANY great resources world wide!)

Elizabeth Pantley - author of "The No Cry Sleep Solution"

Children, Youth and Women's Health Service - South Australia

Dr James McKenna - Director at the Centre for the Study of Maternal-Infant Sleep

The Continuum Concept Website - Articles by Jean Liedloff

The Natural Child Project

Byron Child

Mothering Magazine


I will add more, as I could literally type all day on parenting methods, but I need to parent my baby too!!

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