do no harm

Please, please respond to your babies’ cries.

Please remember that your baby is a tiny human being who depends on you to show him that the world is a kind and loving place where his needs matter.

Please remember that thousands of generations of babies around the world have been raised without cribs, baby monitors, pacifiers, and other products of consumer culture–but instead with a sling and a mother’s breast.

Please remember that currently, our country has among the highest rates of depression and suicide in the world.  We are not a happy people.  Let us learn from those who are. It all starts with how we welcome our new ones into the world.

Tonight my heart goes out to the babies who do not have their needs met because the sun is down.

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