Baby wearing expert Caley Tirris says prams are not ideal for babies
Mrs Tirris who previously ran Back to Basics Babywearing – a business coaching other mums in how best to wear their baby – but now owns Serenity Baby Shop has said “We believe that pushing prams is not biologically natural, whereas babywearing is,” reports Tweed Daily News.
“If you compare us to the animal kingdom scientists have found that apes are active clingers.
“In the same way, humans are active clingers, and have a reflex called the palmer grasp, where babies cling onto you, and so scientists say babies are biologically designed to be carried.”
“I ended up talking to friends about babywearing, just teaching them what I learnt, and thought I should get proper training in it, and turn it into a career,” she said.
Mrs Tirris said the centre of the movement within a pram puts “all the pressure on a baby’s back”.
“Babies don’t get the variation of the movement when they’re in a pram.
“If you’re wearing a baby it’s beneficial for the physical and emotional development; it’s how babies are meant to be.”
“I’m an advocate for baby wearing, it’s what I expected,” she said, adding that she hoped to educate mothers on the benefits.
Mrs Tirris said she now “couldn’t live without” wearing baby Javan.
“It’s how I cope with life; I cook the dinner babywearing, if he’s cranky I babywear, if I can’t get him to sleep, I babywear. It’s the answer to most problems,” she said.
Slammed By Social Media
After receiving some backlash for her opinion Mrs Tirris has added “The intention of this article was purely to advocate babywearing as biologically natural and the amazing benefits associated.”
“I am certainly not out to slam pram users or make parents feel guilty in any way, shape, or form.
“I apologise for the misunderstandings and offense it has caused, this was certainly not my intention.”
Mrs Tirris said she was not against prams, and did not have anything against mothers who used them.
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