Learning to sleep like learning to walk wants to bring together the most up-to-date scientific information on sleep for children and their parents.
Do not hesitate to ask us questions about research advances made with families. We want to make science accessible so that it can enlighten your nights.
We all know that sleep is a vital need. We become even more aware of this when we are deprived of it or when we lose control of our appointments with the sandman. Becoming a parent means accepting, little by little, to lose control over the management of our vital needs in order to find a new family balance, to rebalance our individual and couple needs while taking into account the needs of the child who is dependent on our care. This is a responsibility that we must learn to live with! Sleep is no exception.
Sleep deprived and worried that their child is not sleeping as he should, parents are looking for solutions everywhere… that’s when the child’s sleep becomes everyone’s business!
Parents are then thrown into a whirlwind of information of varying scientific value and quickly find themselves lost and emotionally vulnerable. This craze for non-scientific books reflects a real and unmet need of parents who desperately want answers to ensure their child has a good night’s sleep and a call for help to maintain their mental health, which has been further weakened since the beginning of the pandemic.
In general, there is a large gap between what science knows about children’s sleep development and the information that is relayed.
Launch of the "Learning to sleep like learning to walk" project
On May 12, 2022 we had the pleasure of officially launching the website as a family with you and our partners. Here is the video part of the launch to learn more about the origin of the project, its first year of co-construction and the next steps in this adventure!
Why your baby isn’t sleeping through the night yet … and how to teach them
La science du sommeil, pour les petits et les grands
Evelyne Touchette s’investit pour la qualité du sommeil des bébés et leurs parents
L'AQSMN présente : Apprendre à dormir comme à marcher
Radio-Canada Ohdio présente : Apprendre à dormir comme à marcher
Votre bébé ne dort pas? Il y a une business pour ça
Les aventures du Pharmachien - Le sommeil des bébés
Who are we?
Professor-researcher in the psycho-education department at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR)