ABC Babytalk

ABC Local

Kids & Family

Welcome to Babytalk, a podcast all about babies and their parents. We think being a parent is the most thrilling, exhausting, emotional ride of your life - and we’re here to share everything we know about doing the best you can.


The Anthropology of sharing a bed with your baby.

March 6th, 2015

Episode 74 of 184 episodes

It could be a mark of modern parenting that we know more about what we 'shouldn't do' with babies as opposed to what we should do.. we are warned not to trust our instincts when statistics and research recommend something else. So with our modern lifestyle which precludes many 'traditional practices', weight of public opinion on the 'right' way to raise a baby and public health advocates giving us really well meaning advice, what do you do when you find yourself 'breaking some baby rules' especially when it comes to sleeping with them in your bed? You get some advice from the Anthropology department and Professor Helen Ball from Durham University!

Featured Podcast