Published in The Medical Republic 6 March 2019 https://medicalrepublic.com.au/crying-babies-feeding-sleeping-sensory-needs/19422.
Published in The Medical Republic 20 February 2019 https://medicalrepublic.com.au/making-sense-babys-crying-fussing/19208.
Published in The Medical Republic 4 February 2019 https://medicalrepublic.com.au/babies-crying-help/18926.
As the mother of a low-sleep need, and high sensory need baby, I myself have benefited from babywearing in many ways, and wanted to share some of the background, benefits and a few tips!
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