Babywearing may be as old as humankind, but it still garners controversy as a parenting tool. New research may help push forward the idea that it's not just about convenience.
Helping an infant return to sleep easily, then, is an essential gift to give our infants—as well as an important goal for parents who need to rest. The science of nighttime care provides a good foundation for parents trying to calm their babies. It clarifies what is important to know about calming babies and why certain types of calming are most likely to be helpful.