Babywearing Reading List

readinggirlThere is no compulsory reading for our courses but if you’d like to read more about babywearing, you may be interested in these books and articles. If you’re more interested in books for children, see our Babywearing Books for Children page. Some of the links on both these pages are affiliate links that will generate some money for Babywearing UK which will be used for projects that support the production of more free babywearing resources.

Please visit Babywearing UK’s research pages for further details of articles & research too. Know of a book that we’ve missed? Use the comments section below to tell us about it.

Practical Skills of Babywearing

Maria Blois (2005) Babywearing: The Benefits and Beauty of This Ancient Tradition

Manuela Favreau (2009) L’art de porter bébé – Nouages et positions

Evelin Kirkilionis (2014) A Baby Wants to be Carried: Everything you need to know about baby carriers and the benefits of babywearing

Rosie Knowles (2015): Why Babywearing Matters

Ingrid Van Den Peereboom (2017) Peau à peau : Technique et pratique du portage

Tummy 2 Tummy the Babywearing Instructional [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Principles of Babywearing

Cécile Cortet & Céline Guerrand-Frénais (2013) Porter mon bébé

Claude-Suzanne Didierjean-Jouveau (2006) Porter bébé : Avantages et bienfaits

Katie Allison Granju (1999) Attachment Parenting : Instinctive Care for Your Baby and Young Child

Mei-Ling Hopgood (2013) How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm: Parenting wisdom from around the world

Lynne Murray (2014) The Psychology of Babies: How relationships support development from birth to two

Regina Schön (2007) Natural Parenting: Back to Basics in Infant Care Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 5(1)

William & Martha Sears (2013) The Baby Book Revised edition, Chapter 14 Babywearing

LC van Hout (2011) Beloved Burden: Baby Carriers in Different Countries(unrevised reprint)

Aradia Wyndham (2015) The Evolution of Babywearing: Europe: Medieval and Early Modern Infant Carriers

Anatomy, Physiology & Development

Maria Blois (2007) Hold Me Close: Encouraging Essential Mother/Baby Physical Contact

Carol Chamley, Pauline Carson, Duncan Randall, Winifred Mary Sandwell (2005) Developmental Anatomy and Physiology of Children: A Practical Approach

Lise Eliot (2001) What’s Going on in There?

Sue Gerhardt (2014) Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain

Lynne Murray & Liz Andrews (2005) The Social Baby: Understanding Babies’ Communication from Birth

Margot Sunderland (2016) What Every Parent Needs to Know: The incredible effects of love, nurture and play on your child’s development

Kerstin Uvnas-Moberg (2011) The Oxytocin Factor: Tapping the Hormone of Calm, Love and Healing

Hetty van de Rijt & Frans Plooij (2013) The Wonder Weeks

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