The positive effects of carrying your baby are considerable; to baby, to parent and to society as a whole. The evidence for all the good things it brings is becoming much more well known, as research continues. Carrying in arms and in a sling really does matter, families thrive when children are carried.

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Read some of my articles about why carrying matters here

Attachment, Babies and Carrying

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Secure Attachment and the Fourth Trimester

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Seven Reasons to Carry Your Baby

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Why Carrying Matters (for Juno Magazine) issue 44

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If you would like to read in more depth on this subject, my book “Why Babywearing Matters” discusses much of the evidence base for the importance of carrying. It is normal behaviour for the human species to carry their infants close to their bodies; the book considers the anthropological, physiological and psychological reasons for this. Carrying really matters.