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I am really disgusted in the way this article has turned out. It's become an argument on co-dependence, etc, and that has nothing to do with the point of the article. 

An infant only has NEEDS, they don't manipulate and trick you. They aren't scheming. It's a BABY with limited brain development. When a baby cries it's because they NEED something. whether it's food, comfort, they're in pain or scared or tired or hot or cold! It's common sense. I'm amazed how many detached and plain ignorant parents can be these days. I just don't get it. How can a society be so brainwashed into believing that infants can be spoiled and need to "learn their boundries". They are INFANTS for goodness sake, not toddlers or children. Babies spend 9 months in the womb and it's rather uneducated to assume they should be able to sleep by themselves, and adjust to life outside of the womb so easily. 

Fact of the matter is there are PLENTY of codependent and incompetent adults whose parents spanked them, didn't co-sleep, and let them cry it out so that entire argument is invalid. Most of the kids that I deal with who misbehave on the regular ARE spanked and their parents have never once co-slept... 

Secondly, babies can't "see their mom too much". What kind of bogus debate is that? In this country many years ago, and in many countries around the world to this day, babies are worn daily and families all co-sleep. It doesn't breed codependent and whiny children, by any means. 

Also, the article gives many reasons why it's a bad idea to baby wear facing out. Does anyone not actually read? It's simple anatomy, really, same reason "crotch-dangling" carriers are a bad idea. As a baby gets older and more curious, high back carries and hip carries are still a lot better for mom and baby than facing out.




1 year, 4 months ago on Nine Reasons Not to Carry Your Baby Facing Out

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This is an awesome article, I've shared it with all my soon-to-be mom friends. I've never worn a baby like this, but have thought about it!!! glad I didn't try it!!!

2 years, 10 months ago on Nine Reasons Not to Carry Your Baby Facing Out

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