Benefits of Infant Carrying
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Dunbar, R. (2010). The social role of touch in humans and primates: Behavioral function and neurobiological mechanisms. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 34, 260–268. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2008.07.001
Neu, M. (2010). A randomized controlled trial comparing early maternal holding styles on maternal-infant interaction at 6 months infant age. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 40, S113–S114. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1552-69…
Benefits of Kangaroo Mother Care/Skin-to-skin Care (KMC/STS)
Askin, D. (2001). Review: Certain types of developmental care result in some benefits for preterm infants. Evidence-Based Nursing, 4, 75–75. doi: 10.1136/ebn.4.3.75
Engmann, C., Wall, S., Darmstadt, G., Valsangkar, B., & Claeson, M. (2013). Consensus on kangaroo mother care acceleration. Lancet, 382(9907), e26–e27. http://dx.doi/ .org/10.1016/S0140-6736(13)62293-X
Entwistle, F. (2014). All the evidence in one place. Practising Midwife, 17(1), 34–35. Ludington-Hoe, S. M. (2011). Evidence-based review of physiologic effects of kangaroo care. Current Women’s Health Reviews, 7(3), 243–253. doi: 10.2174/157340411796355162
Nyqvist, K., Anderson, G., Bergman, N., Cattaneo, A., Charpak, N., Davanzo, R., . . . Widström, A. (2010). Towards universal Kangaroo Mother Care: Recommendations and report from the First European conference and Seventh International Workshop on Kangaroo Mother Care. Acta Paediatrica, 99(6), 820–826. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ j.1651-2227.2010.01787.x
Ohgi, S., Fukuda, M., Moriuchi, H., Kusumoto, T., Akiyama, T., Nugent, J., . . . Saitoh, H. (2002). Comparison of kangaroo care and standard care: Behavioral organization, development, and temperament in healthy, low-birth-weight infants through 1 year. Journal of Perinatology, 22(5), 374–379. doi: 10.1038/sj.jp.7210749
Tessier, R., Cristo, M., Velez, S., Giron, M., de Calume, Z. F., Ruiz-Palaez, J., . . . Charpak, N. (1998). Kangaroo mother care and the bonding hypothesis. Pediatrics, 102(2), e17. doi: 10.1542/peds.102.2.e17
KMC/STS as Pain Control
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Gray, L., Watt, L., & Blass, E. (2000). Skin-to-skin contact is analgesic in healthy newborns. Pediatrics, 105(1), e14. doi: 10.1542/peds.105.1.e14
Taddio, A., Appleton, M., Bortolussi, R., Chambers, C., Dubey, V., Halperin, S., . . . Shah, V. (2010). Reducing the pain of childhood vaccination: An evidence-based clinical practice guideline (summary). Canadian Medical Association Journal, 182(18), 1989–1995. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.092048
Using Pressure as a Calming Technique Creasey, N., & Finlay, F. (2013). Question 2: Do weighted blankets improve sleep in children with an autistic spectrum disorder? Archives of Disease in Childhood, 98(11), 919–920. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2013-305011
Grandin, T. (1992). Calming effects of deep touch pressure in patients with autistic disorder, college students, and animals. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 2(1), 63–72. Retrieved from http://www.grandin.com/inc/squeeze.html doi: 10.1089/cap.1992.2.63
Gringras, P., Green, D., Wright, B., Rush, C., Sparrowhawk, M., Pratt, K., . . . Wiggs, L. (2014). Weighted blankets and sleep in autistic children—A randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics, 134(298), 298–306. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-4285
Using Vestibular Stimulation Research to Promote Carrying
Ayres, J., & Tickle, L. (1980). Hyper-responsivity to touch and vestibular stimuli as a predictor of positive response to sensory integration procedures by autistic children. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 34(6), 375–381. doi: 10.5014/ajot.34.6.375
Hodgetts, S., & Hodgetts, W. (2007). Somatosensory stimulation interventions for children with autism: Literature review and clinical considerations. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 74(5), 393–400. doi: 10.2182/cjot.07.013
Vetrayan, J., Jesu Priya Victor Paulraj, S., Abd Rahmai, K., & Ghazali Masuri, M. (2012). Effectiveness of vestibular stimulation on motor proficiency among children with learning disabilities. International Medical Journal, 19(3), 275–276.
Promotion of Language Development if Babywearing Increases Dialogue Between Wearers and Babies
Caskey, M., Stephens, B., Tucker, R., & Vohr, B. (2014). Adult talk in the NICU with preterm infants and developmental outcomes. Pediatrics, 133(3), 1–3. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-0104
Hart, B., & Risley, T. (1995). Meaningful differences in the everyday experience of young American children. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.
Zeedyk, M. (2008). What’s life in a baby buggy like? The impact of buggy orientation on parentinfant interaction and infant stress. Dundee, Scotland: University of Dundee.
Babywearing to Promote Breastfeeding
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