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Our basic Clutch wraps come in over 30 different colors. Basic Clutch wraps have no embellishments or pockets. They are approximately 20 inches wide and come in three different lengths-4 yards (small), 5 yards (medium) and 6 yards (large). If you would like a larger wrap, we can do it. The size of the wrap depends on the person wearing it, not the size of your baby. A 5'5", 140 lb. woman of average bust size can wear a small. A 6'3", 280 lb. man requires a large.
Benefits of babywearing Dr. William Sears, a pediatrician, coined the phrase attachment parenting.
One of Sears' principles of attachment parenting is babywearing and he attributes many benefits to
babywearing and the in-arms style of parenting. Claimed benefits of babywearing include:
* Mothers' progesterone (mothering hormone) is increased through physical contact with the infant,
leading to a more intimate maternal bond, easier breastfeeding and better care, thus lowering the
incidence of postpartum depression and psychosomatic illness.
* Infants who are carried are calmer because all of their primal/survival needs are met. The caregiver
can be seen, heard, smelled, touched, tasted, provide feeding and the motion necessary for continuing
neural development, gastrointestinal and respiratory health and to establish balance (inner ear
development) and muscle tone is constant.
* Infants are more organized. Parental rhythms (walking, heartbeat, etc.) have balancing and soothing
effects on infants.
* Infants are "humanized" earlier by developing socially. Babies are closer to people and can study facial
expressions, learn languages faster and be familiar with body language.
* Contrary to western cultural myths, independence is established earlier.
* Attachment between child and caregiver is more secure.
* Decreases risk of positional plagiocephaly ("flat head syndrome") caused by extended time spent in a
car seat and by sleeping on the back. Sleeping on the back is recommended to decrease the risk of SIDS.
Cranial distortion resulting from non-vehicular time in car seats has shown to be more severe than in
children who develop plagiocephaly from back-lying on a mattress.  Concern over plagiocephaly has
also led the American Academy of Pediatrics to recommend that infants should spend minimal time in
car seats (when not a passenger in a vehicle) or other seating that maintains supine positioning. 
None of the babywearing positions require infants to lie supine while being carried. Infants can even be
worn while they sleep, also decreasing sleeping time spent in a supine position.
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