'Baby toting' in 1963
• Also known as "baby wearing," toting your baby in a carrier close to your body has become increasingly trendy in North America with the rise of "attachment parenting" -- a theory made popular by parenting expert Dr. William Sears in the 1990s. • In addition to "baby wearing," other attachment parenting philosophies include breastfeeding, not letting your baby cry to sleep, and bringing your baby into bed with you.
• Recently baby carriers have become more than just a way to bond with baby -- they're now considered a fashion statement in some circles. A 2006 New York Sun article described baby slings ranging from $99 to $550, some of which were made from hand-dyed cottons and linens. "People are viewing them as fashion items," explained a store manager.
Program: Take 30
Broadcast Date: May 10, 1963
Guest(s): Mrs. Peterson
Host: Anna Cameron
Last updated: May 8, 2012
Page consulted on May 3, 2013
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