Infant Sleep and Popular Advice Below is a summary of research that has been featured on the Talaris Institute website on the topic of infant sleep interventions, as well as additional research and papers on topics related to sleep.
It's important to note that the purpose of this research is not to advocate one style of approach over another. The purpose is to make sure that whatever approaches parents use are safe and fit the capacities of the infant...and that parents use what feels right for them. Most infants will eventually sleep through the night on their own. Parents need support and validation for their own instincts and a range of options for ways to get adequate (or reasonably adequate) sleep.
Please feel free to email me with questions, feedback, or for permission to use or cite any of the research below. I've also added a blog on infant sleep research, popular advice, and why parents feel like getting their infant to sleep is the most important thing they will have to do.