What if crawling is unnecessary? There are cultures in which babies are not allowed to crawl and are never given floor time. What effect does that have on their development?
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Why is it that some mammals can just leave their babies in a den or nest, while others carry theirs around (or have them cling on) through out the day?
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Learn more about Alma Gottlieb’s book “The Afterlife is Where We Come From” on the culture of infancy involving reincarnation and carrying among the Beng.
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