Welcome to Kid Ecology where you'll find evidence-based support for caring for your baby.
I'm so glad you are here.
Are you finding a lot of baby care advice confusing?
Did you hope to rely on your instincts, but discover that you don't naturally know what to do?
You are not alone.
When I was a new mom 11 years ago, I found myself in a sea of opinions. Many came with a sense of pressure: "Do this or else your baby will not thrive".
This was overwhelming and certainly not helpful.
So I did something different.
I am a mom of 3 and a scientist. I study ecology, a branch of biology that examines how living things relate to one another and interact with their environment. More specifically, I work on habitats: spaces and environments that support life.
I began to think about caring for baby from an ecological perspective. Despite technological progress, baby ecology — what our babies need from the physical spaces they live in, the care they receive, and their interactions with people in their life — has remained constant and is universal.
Here, I use my research training to critically analyze scientific studies on baby sleep, feeding, care, and play through the lens of ecology to answer the following questions:
And then I use my parent perspective to help you create these spaces and experiences in your home in ways that work best for your unique baby.
I write about everything that forms baby’s day-to-day experiences: sleep, feeding, playing, and being cared for.
I started working on this space in 2022 after I wrote and published my award-winning book, Baby Ecology - the book I wish I had when I was a new parent. You can see what the book is about here and read reviews here.
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