Below are just some of the useful articles and books available to help you with your babywearing journey. Please get in touch if you have any questions.
Benefits of Babywearing
Why Babywearing Matters by Dr Rosie Knowles: A lovely, easy to read book focussed on the benefits of babywearing for the physical and emotional development of babies and its wider impact to society.
A baby wants to be carried by Evelin Kirkilionis: A beautifully depicted book discussing why babies expect to be carried and why they thrive when this happens. It looks in detail at the mechanics of babywearing and provides some useful examples of how to do so safely.
Why Love Matters:How affection shapes a baby’s brain by Sue Gerhardt: An in depth look at the development of a baby’s brain and how love is crucial its development. Links are made to the impact to society and how babywearing can be a useful tool in the early years of a child’s life.
More information on the benefits of babywearing and some additional articles can be found here on the Babywearing International website.
Sheffield Sling Surgery also have some accesible articles on the benefits of babywearing for baby, parent and society, which can be found here
Hold me Close: Encouraging Essential Mother/Baby Physical Contact, Maria Blois (2007). Article looking at the benefits of in-arms holding and skin-to-skin contact and babywearing for baby and parent.
Natural Parenting: Back to Basics in Infant Care, Schon R.A. & Silven M. (2007) Evolutionary Psychology. Review of natural parenting techinques including extended breastfeeding, co-sleeping and babywearing.