Dr. Shalom Drimer and Helene Drimer
Babywearing is the practice of wearing your baby in a specially designed carrier, wrap or sling. It fulfills your baby’s need for close physical contact and helps you to be sensitively attuned to their needs. It has many benefits for you and your baby, your family and the wider community. These benefits include the promotion of secure attachment, enhanced bonding, healthy emotional development and reduced crying.1 In fact, one study published in Pediatrics found that baby wearing for three hours per day reduced infant crying by 54 percent in the evening and by 43 percent over all.2
First and foremost, it is quite normal for toddlers to wake during the night or to need additional comfort to go to sleep. In Western culture we are quick to want babies to sleep during the night. Many parents feel as if they have failed if their toddler is still requiring comfort or needing help to go back to sleep at night time. However, even many adults do not sleep through the night. We wake, toss and turn and hopefully fall back to sleep! Babies and children are no different, although as you may have become aware, some need that addition comfort or reassurance to go back to sleep by themselves.
17 November, 2014 at 14:45
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- Organic gardening with children – teach your child the fundamentals of food production and the natural world
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