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Henrik Norholt on October 16, 2013

Ages & Stages: A science-based view on baby carrying positions

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We will describe some of the aspects of how a baby develops in the first year which relate to ideal carrying positions and we hope that this will help you make good and informed choices on the carrier types and positions you will employ in your care for your baby. Need for Brain Stimulation Let’s…Continue reading

Amy Giannakis on June 08, 2012

The Importance of Ergonomics in Babywearing

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Ergonomics is something every parent needs to consider when choosing a baby carrier. Not only do you want your baby to be snuggled up close to you, but you also want to make sure they are correctly supported and positioned in the baby carrier.  As a chiropractor I can’t stress enough how important it is…Continue reading

Christina Soletti on April 26, 2012

International Hip Dysplasia Institute Issues Statement About Baby Carriers and Healthy Hip Development

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We’ve written about hip dysplasia before  and the importance of a well designed carrier that promotes the correct ergonomic position for baby.  Now the International Hip Dysplasia Institute has issued a statement that recommends the use of a baby carrier that supports a natural seated position, with the thigh supported at the knee joint, such…Continue reading

Henrik Norholt on January 04, 2012

Does Infant Carrying Promote Attachment?

Does Infant Carrying Promote Attachment?

“Baby carrying strengthens the bond between you and your baby.” This is a statement you often hear from baby carrying advocates, be it experienced mothers, baby-carrying consultants or midwives. It really only takes one look at a calm secure parent and her or his quiet, relaxed, content and alert baby in a good baby carrier…Continue reading

Henrik Norholt on December 01, 2011

Carrying, Crying and Colic

Carrying, Crying and Colic

Crying is one of the strongest signals a baby uses to get the attention of a caregiver, or parent, that something is bothering the baby. Through evolution, mothers are primed to respond to the cry signal and to attempt to soothe the baby as best possible. It is thus no surprise that bouts of inconsolable…Continue reading

Henrik Norholt on November 02, 2011

What You Need to Know About Hip Dysplasia

One of the salient features of a well-designed baby carrier is that it keeps the carried baby in a correct ergonomic position. The obvious question which follows from such a statement is what constitutes a correct ergonomic carrying position for a newborn baby? A minimum requirement for an ergonomically correct position is that it should…Continue reading

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Henrik Norholt on October 01, 2011

An Overview of the Benefits of Co-sleeping

For the vast majority of mothers and babies around the world, co-sleeping is the cultural norm and the natural thing to do. In the U.S., according to the Center for Disease Control, co-sleeping is also quite a common occurrence with roughly 68% of all babies enjoying co-sleeping at least some of the time. However, in…Continue reading

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Henrik Norholt on September 01, 2011

The Secure Base of Attachment Parenting – Sir John Bowlby, his time and ideas

There certainly is no dearth of websites and organizations which offer information on parenting and baby development. However, the Attachment Parenting International (API) organization is one of the relatively few organizations which offer a coherent, comprehensive and practical approach to raising children, based on a very specific set of values. And what is more important,…Continue reading

Henrik Norholt on August 01, 2011

Infant Massage Effects on Infant Weight Gain, Infant Sleep Patterns and Mother-Infant Relationship

For most parents, infant massage is a rewarding activity in its own right. Just consider the sheer enjoyment of touching and gently rubbing and stroking this little marvel of nature, with its lush, soft and delicately fragrant skin and all its subtle, yet clear signs of appreciation of being massaged. Over and above being a…Continue reading

Henrik Norholt on July 01, 2011

Persistent trouble with breastfeeding? Insights beyond the basic breastfeeding tips…

One of the major sources of frustration and even guilt in early motherhood is breastfeeding. Yes, for some mothers breastfeeding runs utterly smoothly, but for others, breastfeeding becomes a partially painful and uneven ordeal. The range of complaints includes cracks and fissures in the nipples, sore breasts, infections, fungi, concerns with having enough milk, and…Continue reading

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