To a quite large extent, and because of my job, I’m probably a bit more meticulous than most on some topics. One of them are the differences between kangaroo care, skin-to-skin / “skinclose care” and babywearing. It may seem a bit ridiculous, but if you read research and want to know what the results of…Fortsätt läsa Kangaroo care, skin-to-skin & Babywearing – same thing?
This will probably NOT be my most popular blogpost, but life can’t always be about popularity so here it goes. This is a deeper dive into the incidents that have happened when carrying/babywearing. Why? Because it rarely discussed, therefore rarely analysed and because there have been some recent cases (indicating that we haven’t solved this…Fortsätt läsa Causes, epidemiology and data of incidents.
If you haven’t figured it out before I can tell you that I’m a huuuuuge sciencebuff, especially when it comes to subjects that I’m really into. So some time ago and after a lot of discussions I decided to build a database via PubMed to gather studies conducted on babywearing/carrying. Why? Because the studies matter,…Fortsätt läsa Gotta Catch ’Em All!
Over the last years the media landscape has changed, and whilst internet is a blessing that helps us tremendously, we haven’t really gotten much time to learn, adapt and understand what that means for our interaction with information presented on said internet. Internet and maybe particularly social media has opened up a fantastic channel for…Fortsätt läsa How come everyone’s an expert according to their writings on social media?
During the weekend I gave a talk at the Norwegian babywearing conference, and since my lovely husband was there and decided to record the entire talk I now have the possibility of actually watching myself as I talked about the NICU, babywearing and somethings they may have in common. On the plane home hubs pointed…Fortsätt läsa It’s uncomfortable to talk about the uncomfortable!
My kids are getting bigger and older so my wearing and carrying practices have gone through some changes. During these changes I realised that I had gotten a bit stuck in how I would have carried a younger/smaller child and that I was still expecting to carry my 4 year old in a similar way…Fortsätt läsa My struggles with carrying a child, instead of a toddler.
Dwelling a bit on the science side, again… 😊 It costs money to conduct research and it also takes time (which tends to be = money). The researchers need funds during the study (for living expenses) and sometimes the study itself might need funds (for computer programs, access to databases, external help and support in…Fortsätt läsa Endorsement and sponsorship in research – is all considered the same in the babywearing community?
On to our third research study on carrying/babywearing. This is also one of a few who are done quite specifically on carrying babies in “soft baby carriers” and would therefor be easy to transfer over on babywearing. It is quite commonly referred to in the babywearing world as scientific evidence for “babywearing helps to build…Fortsätt läsa Anisfeld, Casper, Nozyce & Cunningham, 1990. “Does Infant Carrying Promote Attachment? An Experimental Study of the Effects of Increased Physical Contact on the Development of Attachment”.
Update (1 Feb 2020): I also managed to dig up that the photos actually are from 2016 and that the original posting did state that the pictures was from a pediatric surgery unit, or ”kinderchirurgie”. During the last days this picture below has been shared a lot in social media with the caption: ”These amazing…Fortsätt läsa What the NICU is, and what it isn’t.
I’ve come to the conclusion that my view on science, research and evidence in carrying tends to differ a bit from many people in the world of babywearing/carrying, here’s an attempt to explain why! 😊 Working at a NICU and being a specialist nurse I do have a need to regularly read and digest research…Fortsätt läsa Science, research, evidence & babywearing/carrying.