Useful Links For your Baby’s Care and Safety
Baby In the Bag™ is not only a company - we are a family. As parents, we share your concerns, both for your baby’s safety, comfort and the overall family’s well being. The following links are to organizations that share our views. These agencies and organizations all state that the use of sleepers is preferable to traditional baby blankets, quilts or comforters. For more information, feel free to visit their sites with the links provided below.
Childbirth Organizations, Labor Support & Post Natal Resources:
Lamaze International: http://www.lamaze.org
Promotes, supports and protects normal birth through education and advocacy. “Breathing” is no longer the hallmark of Lamaze. Today’s Lamaze affirms the normalcy of birth, acknowledges women’s inherent ability to birth their babies, and explores all the ways that women find strength and comfort during labor and birth.
DONA (Doula Organization of North America): http:///www.dona.org
Baby in a Bag’s owner is a certified doula and proud member of DONA, the premiere international association of doulas who are trained to provide the highest quality emotional, physical and educational support to women and their families during childbirth and postpartum. DONA was founded by Marshall Klaus MD, Phyllis Klaus, John Kennell MD, Penny Simkin and Annie Kennedy in 1992. La Leche League: http://www.lalecheleague.org
To help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS): http://www.motherfriendly.org
Promotes a wellness model of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce costs. The Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative (MFCI) provides guidelines for identifying and designating "mother-friendly" birth sites including hospitals, birth centers and home-birth services. Penny Simkin: http://www.pennysimkin.com
Penny Simkin, PT, is a physical therapist who has specialized in childbirth education since 1968. She is the author of many books on birth for both parents and professionals. Currently, she serves on several boards of consultants and editorial boards, including the journal, Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care; the International Childbirth Education Association; and the Seattle Midwifery School.
Dr. William Sears: http://www.askdrsears.com
Dr. Sears, or Dr. Bill as his "little patients" call him, is the father of eight children as well as the author of over 30 books on childcare. Dr. Bill is also a medical and parenting consultant for BabyTalk and Parenting magazines and the pediatrician on the website Parenting.com.
CJ Foundation for SIDS: http://www.cjsids.com
A nationwide voluntary health organization dedicated to recognizing the special needs of the SIDS community through funding SIDS research and support services. The Foundation hopes to increase public awareness of SIDS and to contribute to a future in which no parent is faced with the tragedy of losing a loved one to SIDS Dr. Ann Corwin - Parenting Problems.com, Parenting in Pregnancy:
Parenting Problems.com is designed to help you answer questions and solve problems you may experience as a parent. Included is an easy-to-use problem solving formula which will assist you in dealing with your child's behavior. Ann Corwin is a twenty-year veteran of childbirth and early childhood education with a Ph. D. in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy and a Masters Degree in Education.
American Academy of Pediatrics: www.aap.org
Preeminent organization dedicated to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: www.nichd.nih.gov
Governmental agency that supports and conducts research on topics related to the health of children, adults, families, and populations. Coordinator of the Back to Sleep campaign, which is suitably named for its recommendation to place healthy babies on their backs to sleep. Placing babies on their backs to sleep reduces the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), also known as "crib death."