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A Baby-Wearing Saturday

March 10, 2012

Walking in the spring sunshine with my gorgeous girl on my back

“It seems that in Western industrial societies like ours, we have somehow managed to remove most of the closeness between mother and baby that comes naturally in simpler places. We’ve invented plastic infant seat so that wen babies are moved about, they don’t have to be carried in the parent’s arms. What a contrast between this and the frequent movements and warm contact when babies are held by slings against their mother’s warm bodies. If it’s true, as the accumulated evidence seems to suggest, that movement and bodily closeness are good for babies, especially in the early weeks, we’re been ingenious and consistent in depriving them of these sensations”

– Dr. Benjamin Spock, MD

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