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Could keeping a child in an infant carrier too long could delay the child's development?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: Infants need human contact and stimulation to develop and stimulate their brains optimally. Stimulation includes touching, such as holding, kissing, cuddling, tickling. This isn't happening alone in an infant carrier. Infant carriers should be used for what it says - to carry the infant from point A to point B and that's it. They are not a babysitter.....

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