Unfortunately this study day has been postponed though we hope that Dr Kirkilionis will speak at the 2015 European Babywearing Conference in Leeds.
Dr Evelin Kirkilionis is the world-renown author of ‘A Baby Wants to be Carried’, and has over 20 years experience and work in the field of understanding children’s development, Dr Evelin Kirkilionis will explain her research and practical informative approach to Babywearing.
By the end of the workshop you will have an understanding of:
- The importance of evolutionary history and how it affects infants today
- The healthy aspects of babywearing
- Innate and learned behaviour
- Consideration of babies’ anatomy and characteristic features, showing their predisposition to being carried – eg behaviour patterns, physical signals, specific features regarding anatomy and physiology which are adjustments to the situation of a clinging young (for example palmar and plantar grasp reflex, spread-squat reaction, the range of moving of the lower limbs)
- The importance of carrying to parent and child
- Tips and facts on tying techniques
Dr. Evelin Kirkilionis studied Biology and Human Ethology and has worked on the subject of carrying babies and the basic needs of children for more than twenty years. In 1989 she finished her doctoral thesis and in 1993 she co-founded the independent research group ‘Forschungsgruppe Verhaltensbiologie des Menschen (FVM / Human Ethology Research Group) which works closely with the University of Freiburg. FVM’s main objectives are related to problems arising during children’s development and their research is used to advise professional groups and institutions.
More details on “A Baby Wants to be Carried” can be found on the publisher’s website.