Babywearing Basics Babywearing is the practice of carrying a baby close to the parent’s body-usually in a or . Babywearing has been practiced for centuries around the world and has recently gained popularity in western civilization.  The influence of attachment parenting has propelled this shift.  Research proves that bonding is heightened through babywearing due to an increase in the mother’s oxytocin levels.  As the baby is close to mom’s chest, her physiology is affected.  The result is a decrease in postpartum depression/psychosis.   The father, who has likely experienced some exclusion in the bonding process of pregnancy, benefits from the babywearing experience by deepening the paternal bond. Related Article: How to Kick Ass

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Babywearing Basics Babywearing is the practice of carrying a baby close to the parent’s body-usually in a or . Babywearing has been practiced for centuries around the world and has recently gained popularity in western civilization.  The influence of attachment parenting has propelled this shift.  Research proves that bonding is heightened through babywearing due to an increase in the mother’s oxytocin levels.  As the baby is close to mom’s chest, her physiology is affected.  The result is a decrease in postpartum depression/psychosis.   The father, who has likely experienced some exclusion in the bonding process of pregnancy, benefits from the babywearing experience by deepening the paternal bond. Related Article: How to Kick Ass

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