Babywearing Articles - Slingbabies - Baby Slings and Baby Carriers

By: Slingbabies  05-Apr-2012
Keywords: Baby Carriers

Correct Positioning

'Correct Positioning' by  Babywearing Instructor and R.N. M'liss Stelzer.  Possibly the most important information on positioning!

Babywearing Basics

By Babywearing instructor and R.N. M'liss Stelzer. This has JUST what you need to know about wearing your 0-4m baby in your carrier. A MUST-READ!

Dr Sears - Babywearing

From Dr Sears talks about the benefits of babywearing as he has seen them in his family practice.

The Importance of the In-Arms Phase

By Jean Liedloff, from her book 'The Continuum Concept' which started the Attachment Parenting movement. Very interesting article!

Excerpts from 'The Vital Touch'

By Sharon Heller, Ph.D. Important notes on how crucial touch is to babies.

Babywearing- A Dad's Experience

By Paulus Wanandi, webmaster/leader of Baby-Carriers-Downunder, and allround babywearing guru. Get your hubby to read this!

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Safe Babywearing - Babywearing Articles - Slingbabies

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Impromtu Babywearing - Babywearing Articles - Slingbabies

Western society turned its back on babywearing, after the Industrial Revolution after-effect allowed baby trainers and doctors to discourage mothers from carrying their babies or even interacting with them. Other European mothers used whatever shawls and wraps they had at the time, knotting or twisting them to keep baby close. You can do a nice hip carry with a sarong and a bed sheet- knotted just under your shoulder.


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