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There is a Proper Way to Wear Your Baby

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    thanka2 is offline Registered User
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    Here is the reference page listed if any of you care to take a browse.

    References

    Archer, J. (1992). Ethology and Human Development. Rowman.

    Blois, M. (2005). Babywearing. Pharmasoft Publishing.

    Bonnet, E.. (1998 ). In Points made during discussions regarding the carrying of Infants and small children, Published in Krankengymnastik 50 Jg (1998) No.8

    Crisholm, J, & . (1983). Navajo Infancy: An Ethological Study of Child Development. Aldine Transaction.

    Field, T.(2003). Touch. First MIT Press.

    Heller, S. (1997). The Vital Touch: How Intimate Contact With Your Baby Leads To Happier, Healthier Development. Holt Paperbacks.

    International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Baby Wearing: Suggestions for Carrying your Baby. http://www.icpa4kids.org/research/ch...bywearing.html

    Kirkilionis, E. (2002). Carrying an Infant: More than the Possibility of Child Transport. Kosel.

    Le Veau, B.. (1984, Dec). Developmental Biomechanics: Effect of Forces on the Growth, Development, and Maintenance of the Human. Physical Therapy. http://www.physicaltherapyjournal.co...act/64/12/1874

    Montagu, A. (1986). Touching: The Human Significance of the Skin. Harper Paperbacks.

    Morningstar. (2005). Reflex Control of the Spine and Posture: A Review of the Literature from a Chiropractic Perspective.

    Chiropractic & Osteopathy. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16091134

    Newman, P. H. THE ETIOLOGY OF SPONDYLOLISTHESIS. Journal of Bone Joint Surgery. 45(1963), 35-59.www.jbjs.org.uk/cgi/content/abstract/45-B/1/39

    ROWE, Y. (1987). ESSENTIAL SKELETAL RADIOLOGY. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins.

    Schon, R. (2007). Natural Parenting-Back to Basics in Infant Care. 5(1), 102-183. from Evolutionary Psychology from http://www.epjournal.net/filestore/ep05102183.pdf

    Short, M. (1996). The Effects of Swaddling versus Standard Positioning in Very Low Birth Weight Infants. Neonatal Network. 15(4).from http://www.cebp.nl/vault_public/filesystem/?ID=2156

    Van Slewen et al,. (2007, Oct). Swaddling: A Systematic Review. Pediatrics. 120(4), 1097-1106.from

    http://pediatrics.aappublications.or...ll/120/4/e1097

    Wong, L. C. (2004, Jun). Rehabilitation of a patient with a rare multi-level isthmic spondylolisthesis: a case report. 142-151. The Journal of the

    Canadian Chiropractic Organization from http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/art...?artid=1840041

    Zeedyk, S.. (2008). What’s Life in a Baby Buggy Like? The Impact of Buggy Orientation on Parent-Infant Interaction and Infant Stress.

    University of Dundee/National Literary Trust, Nov. 21, 2008). from http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/talk...y_research.pdf
    I have no product to defend here because I don't use this product at all but these issues were first mentioned elsewhere in a PDF pamphlet a friend sent to me here which is from this website. Similar issues discussed. Not sure if this website has "an agenda" but I'm guessing it doesn't.
    “Many women have described their experiences of childbirth as being associated with a
    spiritual uplifting, the power of which they have never previously been aware …
    To such a woman childbirth is a monument of joy within her memory.
    She turns to it in thought to seek again an ecstasy which passed too soon.”

    ~ Grantly Dick-Read (Childbirth Without Fear)

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    MJW, girl, born March 17, 2011, 4:14 pm, HK

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    Yes, there is valid research out there, but this woman is cherry picking the research, packaging it very nicely and in the end saying "buy my product". Very common tactic, perfected decades ago by tobacco companies :-)

    She is a self serving pitch-woman at best and an alarmist trying to scare parents at worst. Clearly she is succeeding with you because she has made you feel bad as you feel like you made mistakes.

    http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/a...ad-syndrome.do
    There is a great line in that article : "This is another example of the tendency to create medical problems out of normality. It is not a problem"

    You didnt make a mistake, you were not negligent and your son will grow out of his flat head in time.
    The fact that this unqualified salesperson has made you feel like this should anger you.

    HC

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    Thank you thanka2 for sharing.

    I'm interested in research about babywearing in general and would like to see more information on both sides.

    Here is more info about babywearing at Dr Sears' website. Warning though, his parenting style is attachment parenting so his advice is very biased in that direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gataloca View Post
    I think I'll skip the article... using anything in the wrong way can always be dangerous... sometime it is a matter of common sense.
    No, actually using carseats and strollers the right way for extended periods of time can give your child a flat head and using your Baby Bjorn the right way (legs dangling) puts pressure on the hips and lower back and can cause improper alignment of your child's back. These are the recommended ways to use these products but may not be the best for your baby. I made some mistakes with my firstborn because I was really unaware of the issues of hip, spine and cranial development discussed not only in this article but in others (see reference page). Again, it's not about the product--I couldn't care less about that product--don't even recognize the name--it's about the principles and concepts behind what the author was writing.
    “Many women have described their experiences of childbirth as being associated with a
    spiritual uplifting, the power of which they have never previously been aware …
    To such a woman childbirth is a monument of joy within her memory.
    She turns to it in thought to seek again an ecstasy which passed too soon.”

    ~ Grantly Dick-Read (Childbirth Without Fear)

    Mother of Two
    JMW, boy, born November 29, 2007, 9:43 pm, USA
    MJW, girl, born March 17, 2011, 4:14 pm, HK

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    howardcoombs is offline Registered User
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    Thanka2, you're missing the point. The article is there just to alarm you and scare you into buying something, nothing more. Even if you choose to buy nothing, clearly it has spooked you. Did you actually look up any of the references cited? When you do, you will clearly see that the connections are minor at best.

    Here, let me try to do the same with something completely different:
    Here is my study: http://pediatrics.aappublications.or...-1079.abstract
    And my words : You should keep your baby completely out of the sun. Even small amounts of exposure to the sun can cause irreparable damage. Until babies are 2 years old, their defenses are not fully developed and we should not take any chances.
    And a nice alarmist article to cap it off : http://edition.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/0...ies/index.html
    Did you make a mistake with your first child by taking him out to the beach in full view of the sun?
    Will you keep your #2 indoors all the time lest they get exposed even a tiny amount that may cause cancer?

    Its bad science combined with bad writing.
    I would urge you to read carefully with a very critical eye. Just because there are tiny shreds of truth in the article (and my paragraph), that doesnt make it good and should not be propagated because all it does is raise alarm needlessly in parents heads.

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