Children's books on babywearing!

June 16, 2014

A while back we posted a long list of children’s books about breastfeeding.  We thought we’d follow it up with a list of books that depict babywearing!  There are far fewer, but they’re a great addition to a natural parenting children’s book library.

carrymeCarry Me is a board book depicting babywearing around the world.  With rhyming text and a diverse array of carrying styles, it’s an easy favorite for infants and toddlers.  An index at the back identifies each of the cultures shown.

a_ride_on_mothers_back_coverA Ride on Mother’s Back shows the many ways  mothers around the world carry their babies, from Africa to Latin America and beyond, all from a child’s point of view.  The book provides notes with more information about each tradition, and a map showing the home of each of the cultures depicted.  Beautiful illustrations and simple text make this a classic babywearing book.

Babies on the goCarryMeAnimalBabiesTwo books, Babies on the Go and Carry Me! show the ways that other animals carry their young.  A great companion to Mama’s Milk, which depicts the ways that other mammals nurse their young, these teach how normal it is for mothers of many species to carry their young.  A chart at the end of Babies on the Go identifies each animal.

$T2eC16h,!zEE9s3!Z)qdBRV1bCNTgw~~_35The Backpack Baby series of board books show, in simple and bright illustrations sure to appeal to the youngest readers, the adventures of a dad his baby carried on his back.  One book shows a bottle, but this may allow for a discussion of fathers feeding babies breastmilk when they are not with a nursing mother.

sears_williamWhat Baby Needs is a classic of attachment parenting, written by William and Martha Sears.  Among a number of topics, including breastfeeding, What Baby Needs shows both a dad and a mom carrying a baby in a sling.   It’s a wonderful book to help introduce a pregnancy and new baby to older siblings.

Are there other books depicting babywearing we should know about?  Feel free to share your favorites!

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