This explain why all of my three children WOULD NOT sleep on their backs. I know we are not supposed to let them sleep on their tummies any more but none of mine would have slept at all if I had MADE them lie on their backs! They would be on their tummies, head to one side and their bottoms in the air with their legs tucked up underneath them.
How Your Baby’s Body is Adapted to Being Carried
I think whether you believe we evolved from apes or someone decided to improve on the creation of the ape by making something closer to his image, when it comes to apes we can learn a great deal about how babies should be treated and handled. My son loathed a sling and barely tolerated a carrier. The hips that got me mocked while in Junior high and I didn't grow into until I was 21 became a blessing when I became a mother.
Wonderful article! My only correction would be your incorrect use of the word "lay." The sentence should read, "When a newborn lies on his back...." Only non-mammalian species lay things, and those are eggs. :)
Have you read the Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff? I guess so, but just in case ... as an ispiration for all those who hadn´t :-)
@MalloryMorganStanford Thanks for reading Mallory! Glad to hear you are a babywearer!
@WendyBirdseyePavlus Herd animals fit the bill well enough though. Could replace with Moo-Moo. :o) We get called cows often enough. Especially if we nurse lol!!
@WendyBirdseyePavlus Thanks for clarifying Wendy :)