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Benefits Backed By Science

Posted by Elizabeth Antunovic on

So you've heard that babywearing is "good for your baby", but maybe you don't know some of these things that have been studied pretty extensively. Let's dive in ... Wearing your baby upright on your...

World Prematurity Day and Kangaroo Care

Posted by Sara Ruperts on

The annual World Prematurity Day is observed on November 17. The World Health Organization (WHO), as well as numerous countries around the world continue to work to bring attention and change to the global challenge...

Simple and Natural Answers to Common Breastfeeding Questions

Posted by Sara Ruperts on

Rules and regulations have no place in the mother-baby relationship. Each mother and baby dyad is different and what works well for one mother and baby may not work well for another mother and baby....

Consider this Alternative to Tummy Time

Posted by Elizabeth Antunovic on

My husband recently came home and told me of his friend’s newborn son that was left to wail and cry out his “tummy time” session because it was “important for his development, so that he...

Infant Biomechanics and Babywearing

Posted by Elizabeth Antunovic on

Elizabeth Antunovic Co-founder of Boba, Inc. and Dr. Erin Mannen from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Assistant Professor and Director of Translational Orthopaedic Research. Dr. Erin Mannen is as enthusiastic about all the...

An Interview with Dr. Erin Mannen

Posted by Elizabeth Antunovic on

Erin Mannen, PhD, is currently conducting research at University of Arkansas in cooperation with International Hip Dysplasia Institute and Boba so we can better understand babywearing, hip dysplasia and spine development. Here's what she had...

Strollers, Baby Carriers and Infant Stress

Posted by Elizabeth Antunovic on

Table of Contents Infant Spine Development The Stresses of Laying Flat Laying Horizontal Causes Physical Deformities Existence in Containers The Fetal Tuck The Trouble with Car Seats Positive Physical Development Discord with Upright Carrying Swaddling...

The Second Nine Months: Exterogestation and the Need to be Held

Posted by Elizabeth Antunovic on

Table of Contents Introduction Gestation Outside of the Womb: “Exterogestation” Continuing Relation Between Mother and Child Birth Due to Large Head Mother’s Body Regulates Developing Systems Crawling Completes Exterogestation Human Developmental Periods Longer than Apes—Except...

The Way of the West vs the Way of the Rest and How Babywearing Helps

Posted by Dr. Rosie Knowles on

I was privileged enough to recently attend the farewell lecture by Dr Anita Franklin at a British University on the topic of Black Feminism. It was superb; and one of the things I was most...