The Benefits of Touch, Babywearing, Learning Different Carries, and More
API's Eight Principles of Parenting are recommended companion readings as the foundation and context for all of our research-based resources.
Carrying, or babywearing, meets a baby's needs for physical contact, affection, security, stimulation, and movement (all of which encourage neurological development) while on the go.
Free Resources from API's Library, Blog and Publications
- Use Nurturing Touch - one of API's Eight Principles of Parenting
- Correct Positioning For the Safety & Comfort of Your Newborn (PDF)
- Babywearing: The Benefits of Carrying Your Baby in a Sling by Marie Spadaro PDF file of an article from Children's Essentials Magazine)
- Read how one mom became a babywearing ambassador in a story on APtly Said (blog)
- Learn about the benefits of babywearing while traveling on APtly Said
- Read more about Using Nurturing Touch on APtly Said
- AP from a Preemie Mom’s Perspective
- How to Play with Your Baby
- API's Babywearing safety and tips kit, including free downloadable brochures
- API's Statement on Babywearing Safety Concern (PDF)
- Is my sling safe? -or- Not all slings are created equal! (External Resource)