This is a fantastic and detailed examination of the physiological benefits of wearing your baby (or alternately, the physiological damage of not holding babies enough):
It also covers positioning in a carrier. Obviously, having a baby in a carrier isn’t enough. The material isn’t magical. It’s using the material to hold your baby in an appropriate position that leads to optimal growth and development. As for magic, that’s in the human touch, body warmth, eye contact, heartbeat, synchronized breath, muscle symmetry . . . all this breeds wonderful, magical physical, mental and emotional benefits that will lead to happy babies and happy caregivers. If you’re as impressed by all that as I am, please pass on the information and spread the love. Happy Babywearing!