06 Aug

Belief Statements

 

One of the tools that Babywearing International uses to guide its policy decisions is a set of belief statements.  It’s our hope that these will clear up any misunderstandings about what BWI does and doesn’t teach.  Ultimately, BWI envisions a world in which babywearing is a natural part of child-rearing, and our beliefs support our work towards that goal.

 

Our Belief Statements:

1. Baby carriers are powerful tools for parents and caregivers, enabling them to hold their babies more comfortably, more securely, and longer than they would otherwise.

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2. The practice of using baby carriers, known as babywearing, is beneficial for both children and caregivers. Babywearing fulfills a child’s need to be held, while its utility makes the lives of caregivers easier.

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3. Babywearing promotes bonding between children and their caregivers.

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4. All types of baby carriers have value, and caregivers have the benefit of a wide range of available options.

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5. Baby carriers should be comfortable for both child and caregiver, and can be used for as long as is mutually desired by children and their caregivers.

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6. Babywearing is compatible with any parenting style or philosophy.

7. With education and support, children and caregivers can benefit from the ease, comfort, and utility of babywearing.

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Why do you wear?  Share your story in the comments!

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