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Mothering Mag: ‘Leave Baby’s Car Seat in the Car’

The May-June issue of “Mothering” has a good article on baby-parent attachment and the pernicious influence of those baby car seats thought to be nifty since you can tote your child around everywhere in them, from car to store to home and back, without touching or interacting very much. Use a sling when you’re moving around, author Catherine McKenzie says. It forces the two of you to snuggle and relate. Here’s an example of celebrities doing the right thing.

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posted June 29, 2006 at 7:58 pm

they say babies in less developed countries where they are physically close to their mothers almost all the time cry MUCH less than babies in industrialized countries, where the emphasis is more on fostering independence. not sure if there’s a right and a wrong here — the babes are being raised to live in totally different societies, after all — but it is fascinating to consider the different ways of relating to little ones.>

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posted June 29, 2006 at 9:47 pm

I sent this article to my friend Claire so we could laugh together across the ocean separating us. When her first child was a colicky infant, she’d wrap her around her own body in an old peasant shirt, like the slings linked here, only sloppy. It was the only thing that worked. And something about that daytime closeness led to longer sleeps through the night (eventually). By the time child number six came around, Claire had designer slings in tweed and Liberty prints, all of which she sewed herself. I can’t tell you how hard I laughed remembering the “prototype” slings. Thanks for this trip down memory lane.>

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posted February 16, 2007 at 11:56 am

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