Ahad, 21 Februari 2010
Hmm..aku rasa tak terlambat rasanyer nak entrykan gambar2 si Najla yang digendong oleh mama ngan Sidah. Gambar2 nie aku snap masa bln Dec.tahun lepas, alkisahnyer si Najla merengek2,sudahnyer mama bwk dia bersiar2 kat depan rumah tu. Si Sidah pun tak melepaskan peluang mengendong anak sedaranyer nie sekali. Mama kata masa aku ketika kecik dulu memang selalu mama gendong,mama kata sampai tertidur2 aku dlm gendongan tu..Syok gaknyer ekk..Kain gendong mestilah kain batik lepas jawa,sebab kata mama kain nie kuat kalau diikat kat belakang. Kata mama masa zaman kecik2 dia dulu nenek pegi menoreh pun guna kaedah gendong untuk membawa anak2 kecik mereka ke kebun getah. Hmm..betapa perit orang dulu2 jaga anak, sampai nak pegi kebun getah pun bawak anak sekali. Sekarang nie kaedah gendong nie dah dipermodenkan, cara ikatan pun selamat dan mudah digunakan. Walaupun mcm tu aku belum lagi mengendongkan Najla guna kain batik nie,mcm segan pun ada..ada x ada aku bwk dia berjalan naik stroller saje hehehe..
Following are some of the advantages of "wearing" your baby (from "The Baby Book" by William and Martha Sears):
It's convenient. You can breastfeed discretely in a sling while working, getting things done around the house, shopping or eating in a restaurant. If you have a baby who wants to be held all the time, this is an easy way to meet her needs while doing other things.
It helps moms care for older siblings. Carrying your baby in a sling can give you the mobility to care for your older children.
It helps some babies to breastfeed better. Some babies, particularly those who are tense or tend to arch their backs, breastfeed better while moving. Also, babies who are slow to gain weight (for no apparent reason) have been known to gain better if carried in a sling for several hours a day, since proximity to mom encourages babies to eat more frequently.
It reduces crying and colic. A 1986 study of 99 mother-infant pairs (reported in Pediatrics) showed that carrying babies at least three hours a day reduces crying and fussing 43% during the day and 51% at night. Babies are happier because they have less need to cry, and parents enjoy their babies more as a result.
It enhances learning. Carried babies have enhanced visual and auditory alertness, and increased "quiet alertness" times. Carrying a baby promotes cognitive development and speech development, since babies are exposed to more experiences and conversations.
Carried babies are involved in their parents' world. They participate in life, rather than see it as a spectator.
Carrying your baby promotes bonding and enhances parents' feelings of competence. A higher frequency of feeding and touching stimulates mothering hormones, and frequent carrying encourages and speeds the development of a mutual reading of each other's cues.