Nošenje beba je vještina. Treba ju naučiti, uvježbati i usavršavati.
Author: Iris Božić
Iris Božić je savjetnica za nošenje beba iz Zagreba koja radi na populariziranju nošenja kroz pisanje na edukativnom blogu nosenjebeba.com, rad na projektu Nosiljkoteke pri udruzi Nošenje beba, te kroz lokalnu FB grupu Nošenje beba Zagreb organizira druženja roditelja i beba na bebonosećim kavama i radionicama. Njena parola je: Nošenje beba je vještina. Treba ju naučiti, uvježbati i usavršavati.
My name is Iris Božić and I'm a babywearing consultant from Zagreb, Croatia. I'm a mother of a playful and happy toddler Adrian, a baby Egon and a wife to Alan who enthusiastically enjoys and shares babywearing love with me. Back when I was still pregnant and carrying Adrian under my heart I was wondering what I will be carrying him in when he pops into the big white world. I soon bought my first sling and learned all the benefits of babywearing out of a necessity (hence necessity is the mother of invention). My baby boy suffered from reflux and babywearing became his medicine, my ally and source of comfort for the both of us. Babywearing was not entirely an intuitive act for me, it was a skill I had to master to help him and help my family. After a few months I discovered there is a small but steadily growing babywearing community in Croatia, and it got me to a point where I had to apply for a course in Die Trageschule to learn how to teach others the skill of wearing babies, and help them cope with the big challenge of being a new parent, or caregiver. There are just a few consultant in Croatia now and I'm very happy to be among the pioneers of popularization of babywearing in my country. I'm giving open and free workshops, and running a sling library Nosiljkoteka, to spread the good word on babywearing through an open and welcoming approach. I've done several interviews and wrote articles for local magazines on babywearing, and I'm writing a babywearing blog on nosenjebeba.com ("nošenje beba" literally means "wearing babies") where I'm translating and adapting the terminology, and educating my readers on different subjects like how to wear their baby in a safe way, and how to chose the right carrier which meets their needs and desires. Now a new baby is out in the world and there are new challenges and adventures on the way. I also knit, and love to meditate between stitches. :-D
Po Facebook grupama se vrlo često pojavljuje PixieKidova, tj. LocoLobova infografika u kojoj je navedeno10 razloga protiv nošenja bebe okrenute prema naprijed, uz prateći kontroverzni uvod u kojem se tvrdi i da je tzv. “Buddha” položaj (poznat i kao “kangaroo position“) zdraviji za kukove od onoga u kojem “nogice vise”.
Nedavno je ova infografika ponovno isplivala i u našoj lokalnoj grupi Nošenje beba Zagreb, pa sam ovome posvetila i zaseban post, kojeg sam prilagodila za objavu na blogu.