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Ever since Cedar was born I have carried her in various types of sling of varying sizes, shapes and colours. There are many different types of slings on the market today but what makes me excited about this new trend is the positive benefit it has for both baby and parents.

For evidence based research check out these sites/ articles on why it is so important to keep your baby close:

Increased carrying reduces infant crying: a randomized controlled trial – By UA Hunziker and RG Barr

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/77/5/641

Does infant carrying promote attachment? An experimental study of the effects of increased physical contact on the development of attachment. – Anisfeld E, Casper V, Nozyce M, Cunningham N.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2245751?dopt=Abstract

The Origins of Human Love and Violence – James W. Prescott, Ph.D. · Institute of Humanistic Science

http://www.violence.de/prescott/pppj/article.html

The importance of the In-Arms Phase – Jean Liedloff

http://www.continuum-concept.org/reading/in-arms.html

The Vital Touch – Sharon Heller

http://www.askdrsears.com

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