Sunday, March 18, 2012
But the point is marcupial's have pouches to carry their young. And many other animal babies come equipped to know how to cling to their mom's back when traveling. Human moms don't have pouches and babies don't have the equipment to hang on. But our human babies do like being held in carriers that keep them close to mom's heart and when older they do like being held up on moms back gaining a great perspective (vs being in a stroller).
Scott's pets like being in the pockets of his shirt. That is how they bond with him. He also has fleece slings he can tote them around in together in the same pouch. .
Often mothers are afraid that babywearing, extended breastfeeding, extended co-sleeping "spoil" the baby. That's ok by me if "spoiled rotten" means a 14 year old (almost) understanding the importance of bonding and touch and applies it to raising and training his animals. We often only hear about bad outcomes of teenagers. The gentle love that babywearing, breastfeeding, babywearing in the early years may instill values that get paid forward.