Promoting attachment and bonding with our traumatized little ones can certainly be a challenge. When Maura of Fostering Awareness wrote about babywearing, my redneck response was: “Babywearing? What in the tarnation is that?”
WOW! I had only seen baby carriers as just another way to transport your baby, not as a means of attachment.
I had a baby carrier for Stinkpot for a very short time and used it only on rare occasions.
Could “wearing” our severely-neglected 8-month-old Stinkpot have helped with his attachment issues? Would wearing him more have helped him attach more?
As with any parenting method, there are pros and cons of babywearing – and, of course, everyone has an opinion. What’s yours?