Originally Posted by skueppers
"One of the best things about babywearing is that it puts the baby up closer to adult eye level, so she gets more of a chance to learn about social interactions and the way language is used in everyday situations. I can't imagine keeping my baby in a stroller, where she'd mostly be exposed to people's knees!"
I also like to point out that women have been carrying their babies for multiple millenia, and still do today in many places around the world. Studies have shown that babies worn in Africa do not show signs of colick, and that mothers there aren't even awear of the concept of burping because it is not needed. As well they are able to nurse at any time during normal daily activities with out hindering the mother because nursing is hands free.
Then there are things that people these days understand better, like strollers are expensive, heavy, cold, they take up space in your house, in your car, then you haver to tak 10 minutes to set the damn things up and get the child in them, and if you have snow like we do here you might as well put skis on the damn things because they don't work so well. The once you get in the store they don't fit in any of the stores and if thet do people block your way by standin in the middle of the aisle. Same goes for carseats. Plus you don't have to screw with snow suits, you and the baby are toasty warm sharing heat, and they get to feel your heartbeat and rythmatic breathing, and how it changes according to certain situations thus teaching them the foundation of emotions.
Oh and the baby is not manipulating you because if you don't WANT to do it you don't have to, my DD will ride in a stroller or car seat happily. But then everyone sticks their faces in there and the sheild acts like a funnel to their germy breath, and for some reason they feel it is ok to touch them, this happens allot less when you wear tem. Anyways I've dedicated enough to this today, happy babywearing