Carrying position influences infant behavior Article

Field, T, Malphurs, J, Carraway, K et al. (1996). Carrying position influences infant behavior . 121(1), 49-54. 10.1080/0300443961210105

cited authors

  • Field, T; Malphurs, J; Carraway, K; Pelaez-Nogueras, M


  • Three-month-old infants were carried by their mothers in a soft infant carrier designed for infants being faced inward or faced outward. A within subjects comparison of these two positions revealed that when the infants were carried facing-in, they spent significantly more time sleeping and were rarely actively awake and looking at the environment. In contrast, the infants were more active in the facing-out position including more time moving their arms, head turning, kicking and looking at their environment. © 1996 OPA (Overseas Publishers Association).

publication date

  • December 1, 1996

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 49

end page

  • 54


  • 121


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