Links and References
Anisfeld et al. (1990) Does Infant Carrying Promote Attachment? An Experimental Study of the Effects of increased Physical Contact on the Development of Attachment. Child Development, 61, 1617-16.
 
Archer, C (1999) First Steps in Parenting a Child That Hurts: Toddlers and Tiddlers.

Brabender, V & Fallon, A. (2013) Working with Adoptive Parents. Research, Theory and Therapeutic Interventions. 
 
Fahlberg, V (1991) A Child's Journey Through Placement.
 
Gribble, K (2007) A Model for Caregiving of Adopted Children After Institutionalization. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Volume 20,
Number 1, pp. 14–26.
http://www.researchgate.net/publication/6520964_A_model_for_caregiving_of_adopted_children_after_institutionalization
 
Gribble, K (2016) Promoting attachment in foster parents: what we can learn from the experience of parents of premature babies. Adoption and Fostering, 40 (2), 113-127.

​Heller, S (1997) The Vital Touch: How Intimate Contact with Your Baby Leads to Happier, Healthier Development.
 
Kirkilionis, E (2014) A Baby Wants to be Carried: Everything you need to know about baby carriers and the benefits of babywearing.

Knowles, R. (2016) Why Babywearing Matters.
 
Perry, B (2013) Bonding and Attachment in Malreated Children. Consequences of Emotional Neglect in Childhood.
https://childtrauma.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Bonding_13.pdf
 
Reynolds-Miller, R. (2016) Potential Therapeutic Benefits of Babywearing. Creative Nursing, volume 22, Issue 1.
 
Strathearn, L. (2011). Maternal neglect: Oxytocin, Dopamine and the Neurobiology of Attachment. Journal of Neuroendocrinology.
 
Unvas Moberg, K. (2003) The Oxytocin Factor. Tapping the Hormone of Calm, Love and Healing.
 
Zeedyk, S. (2008) What’s life in a baby buggy like? The impact of buggy orientation on parent-infant interaction and infant stress. Dundee, Scotland: University of Dundee.


Additional resources

Journal of Babywearing Research and Practice

Great website with lots of useful advice and articles including 'bonding with your big kids' -   http://www.sheffieldslingsurgery.co.uk/
 
A short film about the benefits and joy of carrying- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBoqz7aN2fo

Great online resource with many video tutorials of different carriers and carries -  https://www.wrapyouinlove.com/

Adoption and Foster Babywearing B/S/T - Facebook group for adopters and foster carers

Facebook buying and selling groups - Slings and Things & Babywearing FSOT