There 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
Rosie Knowles (2015): Why Babywearing Matters
Ingrid Van Den Peereboom (2017) Peau à peau : Technique et pratique du portage
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
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
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