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Christina Soletti on June 22, 2012

Mamas Who Inspire: Rachel Coleman

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When my daughter Leah was born in 1996 I knew that I would wear her. Baby wearing was new to Salt Lake City, Utah and people always stopped and stared as I passed by. Even more people stopped to look when my husband Aaron carried little Leah in the sling. We loved slinging her! I…Continue reading

Christina Soletti on May 17, 2012

The Back Carry: Safe, Easy & Practical

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Back wearing, also known as Back Carrying, seems to elicit both interest and a little bit of fear from baby wearing parents.  While Back Carrying is one of the most liberating types of carries–it enables you to be hands free and keep the baby safely from whatever you are doing–it seems to be one of…Continue reading

Dr. Vicki Wilkins on February 01, 2012

No Easy Answers

No Easy Answers

When I began to write this article, I started where I always do—with the research.  I was searching for the definitive study on inward facing versus outward facing positioning for infants in babywearing devices. I wanted to find the perfect comparison to demonstrate the various physiological and psychological benefits of one over the other.  However,…Continue reading

Dr. Vicki Wilkins on January 04, 2012

Creating the Ties That Bind

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Parent-infant bonding is probably one of the most over-looked and under-assessed aspects of early infant health care visits.  It is not that providers are disinterested in this important process.  Rather, there are so many topics to cover during those early visits and an extensive infant exam needs to be conducted.  This means that certain issues…Continue reading

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Elizabeth Pantley on December 01, 2011

Helping You and Your Baby Get Through the Crying of Colic

Getting through the crying of colic

It’s a vivid memory. I was a new mommy with a very tiny new baby. I was just beginning to feel like I was getting a handle on mothering, when she began to cry. And cry. And cry. Every night, my tiny, precious baby would wail. It always happened after dinner, and always lasted for…Continue reading

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Sydney Seaver on November 02, 2011

Incorrect Swaddling Related to Increase in Infant Hip Dysplasia; Hip Dysplasia Institute Offers Hip Health Swaddling Tips

Dr. Charles Price, pediatric orthopedist at the Winnie and Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and director of the International Hip Dysplasia Institute, has reported a direct connection between incorrect swaddling and hip dysplasia. “Swaddling an infant has many positive effects such calming a crying baby and soothing pain in infants.  Unfortunately many parents are taught…Continue reading

Sydney Seaver on October 06, 2011

The Orphan Doctor

As an ordinary woman, I have never used the word phenomenal to describe another¬†woman until now. There is enough information on her to fill an encyclopedia. Some call her a Guardian Angel; some call her a Modern Day Medicine Woman. She is Jane Aronson, renowned pediatrician who gained worldwide attention when she treated Angelina Jolie’s…Continue reading

Hannah Sullivan on October 01, 2011

Bed-sharing, Co-sleeping, or Separate Sleeping?

Recently, there has become a clear distinction between co-sleeping and what experts now refer to as bed-sharing. In order to decide what is best for your family, it is important to know the difference. According to Attachment Parenting International (API), the definitions are as follows: “Co-sleeping refers to sleeping in ‘close proximity,’ which means the…Continue reading

Claire Kellerman on September 01, 2011

Attachment Parenting International Brings Out the Best in Families

Since 1994, Attachment Parenting International (API) has brought experts, parents and families together for mutual support, education and empathy. Their commitment and actions are providing guidance and community strength to transform and heal the suffering from inherited patterns of parenting that do not serve healthy connection and trust in our children. The API founders, Lysa…Continue reading

Tiffany Field, Ph.D. on August 01, 2011

Touch and Infant Massage

Touch has been called “the mother of the senses”: perhaps because it was the first to develop in evolution. Touch is defined as “the most general of the bodily senses, diffused through all parts of the skin, but in humans, especially developed in the tips of the fingers and the lips.” The fingers and lips…Continue reading

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