Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Babywearing contest

Those of you with small children might be interested in the contest at Adventures in Babywearing. We're not planning on adopting an infant, but I'm intrigued by these things. One of the things we talk alot about in my job as a lactation specialist is the importance of "skin-to-skin contact" for bonding and attachment. Adopting an older child will make it even more important to find ways to get close....I wonder how big your child can be before it breaks your back?!

1 comment:

Shana Stine said...

You should have seen how they carried babies in Kenya! You just took a piece of cloth (like one of my super-cool sarongs) and tied it around the child and the mom. really, really simple (but effective, apparently, because I never saw a kid fall out....although some seemed close...)