Since launching Basis at the beginning of April the site has received over 20,000 visits from 95 different countries (with 50% of visits from UK). We have received many expressions of thanks and positive comments for creating the site. Thank you for these. Our Facebook page has almost 1000 members who receive regular Basis updates, news stories and research announcements regarding infant sleep, share the odd bit of humour, and participate in some interesting discussions. If you use Facebook, please join us at http://www.facebook.com/ISISonline or follow us on Twitter @Isisonline1.
In April we added new sections to the site summarising the research evidence on sleep training: a parents’ summary (http://www.basisonline.org.uk/how_babies_sleep/sleep_training/) and a more detailed version for health professionals (http://www.basisonline.org.uk/hcp/how_babies_sleep/sleep_training/).
In May we completed and uploaded a bibliography all of the research references cited on Basis so far. This involved around 200 references, so is a useful resource if you ever need to track down a study on some aspect of infant sleep: (http://www.basisonline.org.uk/hcp/research_evidence/cited_references/).
Today we are pleased to announce the first update of June in response to popular demand! We have had many requests for printable pdfs of information on the site to facilitate sharing. The first 3 of these are now available:
We have also received enquiries about producing tear-off pads of these leaflets, or packs of printed leaflets for distribution in hospital discharge packs or parenting classes for purchase. To figure out whether we could do this economically please let us know if such an option would be something you would be interested in having available, and in what sorts of quantities by leaving a comment or emailin us at the address below.
Finally we look forward to seeing some of you at the Sleep, Mothering and Infancy Conference in Durham on June 14th. A few places are still available, however late registrations (after June 6th) will incur a £20 late reg fee, so don’t hang about! More details at www.dur.ac.uk/sleep.lab/sim
Helen, Charlotte and the Basis team.