Babies who are held close cry less.
We know this instinctively and see it in action: babies who are carried close to their parent’s bodies cry less. They feel comforted by the warmth, the scent, the movement; by the breath of mommy, of daddy. What’s not to love about that? We want to share some research that backs this intuitive knowledge.
- Dr Sears shares his story about his fussy baby and subsequent entry into the wonderful world of baby wearing: What Babywearing Means: Our Story
- BBC Health writes about caring for babies and makes mention of sling/baby carrier use to calm and comfort a crying baby: Newborns and Crying.
- Dr Maria Blois wrote an excellent book all about the many benefits of carrying your baby in a sling or baby carrier. We highly recommend it: Excerpts from Babywearing.
- Palo Alto Medical Foundation covers the topic of infant crying and fussiness and recommends carrying your baby more: Babies who are carried more cry less.
- An informed and well-researched guest post on the benefits of baby wearing in comparison to carseat carrying by Dr. Andrew Dodge (from the Onya Baby blog).
Babywearing has so many benefits. What might be one of the greatest that will effect your (and your baby’s) every day life?
Babywearing = crying prevention.
Has wearing your baby helped your baby to cry less?
(“Babywearing = crying prevention” is used courtesy of the wonderful Rebecca Morse of Close at Hand Babywearing Service and Group Leader of Ann Arbor Babywearers. Thank you, Momma!)