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?
Today’s post will be about biases and bias is something that we all struggle with and need to be aware of (in my opinion especially if you’re trying to process facts, information or research or if you’re in a position where you present that kind of material to others). So far so good, but what…Fortsätt läsa We are all a bit biased… subconsciously!
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”.
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.
Dwelling a bit on the painful parts of inequality and how our circumstances can influence life, this time a bit more on the neonatal side of things. At the NICU where I work we’re able to give patients a very complex and advanced neonatal intensive care, this isn’t the case all parts of the world.…Fortsätt läsa Equality in neonatal care?
(English? Bottom of post! <3) SWE: Vi dyker ner I vår andra forsknings studie! Idag ska vi kika närmare på Stening, Nitsch, Wassmer & Roths studie som publicerades 2002 och handlade om den kardiorespiratoriska stabiliteten hos barn, som var för tidigt födda och födda efter fullgången tid, när de blev burna I bärsjal. Målet med…Fortsätt läsa Stening, Nitsch, Wassmer & Roth, 2002. ”Cardiorespiratory Stability of Premature and Term Infants Carried in Infant Slings”
(English? Bottom of post! <3) SWE: En studie som rätt flitigt hänvisas till inom babywearingkretsar är Hunziker & Barrs studie ”Increased carrying reduces infant crying: a randomized controlled trial” från 1986 (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3517799) där det ofta pekas på att de visat att ”barn som bärs gråter mindre”. Studien i korthet går ut på att man delade…Fortsätt läsa Hunziker & Barr, 1986. ”Increased carrying reduces infant crying: a randomized controlled trial”.