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Consider this Alternative to Tummy Time

Posted by Elizabeth Antunovic on

My husband recently came home and told me of his friend’s newborn son that was left to wail and cry out his “tummy time” session because it was “important for his development, so that he...

An Interview with Dr. Erin Mannen

Posted by Elizabeth Antunovic on

Erin Mannen, PhD, is currently conducting research at University of Arkansas in cooperation with International Hip Dysplasia Institute and Boba so we can better understand babywearing, hip dysplasia and spine development. Here's what she had...

Strollers, Baby Carriers and Infant Stress

Posted by Elizabeth Antunovic on

Table of Contents Infant Spine Development The Stresses of Laying Flat Laying Horizontal Causes Physical Deformities Existence in Containers The Fetal Tuck The Trouble with Car Seats Positive Physical Development Discord with Upright Carrying Swaddling...

An Interview with Dr. Charles Price from the International Hip Dysplasia Institute

Posted by Elizabeth Antunovic on

Boba: Hip health is a big concern for parents, can you talk a little bit about hip dysplasia and babyweaing? Dr. Price: Hip health during infancy should be a concern for parents because up to...

The Second Nine Months: Exterogestation and the Need to be Held

Posted by Elizabeth Antunovic on

Table of Contents Introduction Gestation Outside of the Womb: “Exterogestation” Continuing Relation Between Mother and Child Birth Due to Large Head Mother’s Body Regulates Developing Systems Crawling Completes Exterogestation Human Developmental Periods Longer than Apes—Except...

The Babywearing Village - A Gateway to Something Wonderful

Posted by Dr. Rosie Knowles on

“Babywearing communities are valuable sources of support and often a great place to forge new friendships.” You’ve decided you want to wear your baby. You feel a little unsure about it as babywearing isn’t yet truly...

Introducing the Mermaid and the Unicorn

Posted by Heather Philipp on

Land meets sea and magic ensues. Few things brighten the day like a bit of colorful fantasy. When we spotted this design in Cecilia Mok's portfolio we knew it'd be perfect design for a Boba....

Kangaroo Mother Care - The Science Of Skin-To-Skin Contact

Posted by Elizabeth Antunovic on

What is Kangaroo Mother Care? Kangaroo Mother Care is a method of care practiced on babies, usually on a preterm infant, where the infant is held skin-to-skin with his mother, father, or substitute caregiver. Kangaroo...

The Importance of Dads

Posted by Deirdre Bell on

A child’s relationship with her father is more important than we’ve ever realized. To become strong and confident, children need their father’s attention, wisdom, courage and protection. Expert findings about involved fathers Research about a...