Babywearing, Nov. 21, 2012

Our next meeting will be on Babywearing. Boba has generously donated a Boba Carrier and a Boba Wrap to our Lending Library. K'tan is also donating a carrier. I'm in the process of getting in touch with other companies who might also contribute wraps and carriers for our members to borrow. (Dar a Luz Membership is just $25 a year--includes access to our Lending Library ) Bring your slings, wraps, carriers and learn how to use them. (Or, if you are done with them, consider donating to our Lending Library and get a receipt for your tax-deductible contribution.) Babywearing has many benefits: *Less Fussing! Babies worn for 3 hours a day fuss 43% less overall & 54% less at night. *Smarter Baby: Studies indicate that babies who are worn spend more time in "quiet alert state" and have improved visual and auditory alertness compared to babies who spend more time on the floor or in a crib. *Better Bond *More convenient for parents! Two free hands, the ability to navigate steps, prepare food, shop, take a train, sand, etc. Beth Salerno (Dar a Luz Network Leader) is a Certified Postpartum Doula who began wearing her first child in 2001. In addition to wearing her own 3 children, she has worn nearly all her clients' babies and toddlers, including many twins simultaneously. She'll be demonstrating how to use the sling, wrap, structured carriers. As always, our meetings are FREE and all women, babies and children are welcome. Dads and partners are welcome at this meeting too! Babywearing is a phenomenal tool for dads, partners and care providers. Weds. Nov. 21, 2012 6:30-8:30pm Natural Beginnings in Manasquan!