About Babywearing

Why wear your baby?

We believe that babywearing is the ideal way to raise happy, strong, independent, healthy children.  More info will be coming soon, but here are some links to keep you busy in the meantime.

Babywearing at the Botanical Gardens
Photo courtesy of Angela Roper Photography

Babywearing in a nutshell – http://www.sleepingbaby.net/babywearing.php

Attachment parenting and babywearing resources – http://www.attachmentparenting.org/parentingtopics/babywearing.php

Dr. Sears says that worn babies cry less and are smarter (among other things) – http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/fussy-baby/baby-wearing/benefits-babywearing

How babywearing reduces SIDS – http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/sleep-problems/sids/3-reasons-babywearing-reduces-sids

Infant car seats save lives when babies are in cars, but use as an all purpose baby carrier is not only uncomfortable for the parent and limiting for the child (physically, socially, and emotionally), but can cause low oxygen saturation levels due to the baby’s head and neck positioning, contributes to flat-head syndrome, and can create severe safety hazards when placed on top of shopping carts and other surfaces.  What does this add up to? Leave the carseat in the car, and wear your baby instead! – http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/6216892.stm– http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-stir/grocery-shopping-kids_b_983597.html – http://mothering.com/green-living/car-seats-are-for-cars

“Kangaroo care” is highly beneficial for premature infants – http://www.nursingcenter.com/library/JournalArticle.asp?Article_ID=799983

Babywearing may not be the norm in US culture at the moment, but it has been a normal part of motherhood for uncountable women across many and varied cultures.

Licia Ronzulli, Italian member of parliament, takes her 7 week old to work - click image for story

Click the image for gorgeous photographs of babywearers of varied ages, across the globe, and through various periods of history. Beautiful collection!

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