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Why Babywearing Matters

Evidence continues to increase on the practical and emotional benefits of babywearing, both to parents and their children. Among many other benefits, babywearing can help parents bond with a new baby, and facilitate both breastfeeding and the care of the baby's older siblings. Babywearing also has benefits for society at large. Children are more securely emotionally attached and there is evidence of a link between the reduced incidence of postnatal depression and babywearing. In this new book, Rosie Knowles explores all these advantages, along with the practicalities of how to babywear and babywearing culture. She demonstrates how a clearer understanding of babywearing, and the attachment parenting philosophy as a whole, can ultimately lead to a happier, healthier society.
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About the Author

Rosie is a mum of 2, a GP, and a passionate advocate of sling and carrier use and education about why babywearing matters. She founded one of her local sling meets with some friends in 2012 and it has been wonderful to watch happy parents and their babies spread the word about sling use far and wide across the area. She runs the Sheffield Sling Surgery, a consultancy and sling library service which reaches hundreds of families across the region every month. She has been trained by several schools and is registered with the British Association of Babywearing Instructors. She is very active in educating about the positive effects of carrying children, writing for magazines and websites, organising workshops and large events. She has close links with the local parenting resources, and trains babywearing peer supporters through the Born to Carry Initiative.

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