Monday, April 11, 2011
or do you do this?
Even this too much is bad news for baby bonding:
Just do a simple search and you will come up with a multitude of ways to carry a baby. I think that the style that attaches the baby to the mom are the very best you could imagine. There are so many varieties. No, this post is not a recommendation on one over another. I think they all look great. We used the horrid, old fashioned sort that are impossible to do alone with our first two, lack of knowledge prompted this. At least it was better than the car seat turned carrier. The second two were too big when they came to us and we used an Ergo minimally. The old fashoined hip hug hold with mom's arms is what we used mostly. So, I really can not comment on the best one for this or that. But, please feel free to put a plug in for your favorite one in the comments here!!!!! I am quite sure others would appreciate it.
This post is to say that I see way too many babies in car seat carriers outside of the car. And yes, I have witnessed a few adopted or foster babies in these. I just want to say that this is not the way to carry your child, adopted or not. The big plastic baby chair for the car needs to stay in the car. Please do not carry your child in that thing. A sling or ergo will do the trick in the store, other wise hold the baby in your arms. Sure, they get heavy, but it is not a bad thing to develop muscles, but it is a bad thing to develop attachment issues due to the car seat being used outside of the car. Even the stroller.... ok, I know it is sometimes really handy and a good thing to have on hand. But, not much and not regularly. In the mall, the store, the airport? Carry that baby on you. Even a walk is best with baby hugs. I know most adoptive parents would never dream of using the car seat for a carrier or the stroller tons. But, just in case, and for your friends.... I want to give you three articles on this topic to read for your information and to give to others.
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