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Nurturing Across Cultures (formerly The Rebozo Way Project) closed its doors at the end of 2011. The projects listed here are no longer active or updated. This site remains online as a resource for the global community, in the hopes that the work and information exhibited here will be an inspiration and resource to others.

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An Idea Still Looking for Traction in Kenya
East African Women Vote With Their Feet Against Baby Strollers

By Emily Wax Washington Post Foreign Service, Tues, May 18,04; Page A08

Baby Center Community--Rebozo Carries (text and videos)

The Backstrap Weaving School at Santa Maria del Rio,
San Luis Potosi, Mexico

published at

by Ruth Kamnitzer on the Natural Child Project website

Co-Sleeping: Another Way to promote Infant Health
by Jennifer Coburn published on the Complete Mother website

Co-Sleeping Around The World
by James J. McKenna Ph.D., published on the Natural Child website

The Current Situation for Parents and the Work of Parenting
by Patty Wipfler, published at

Foot-Loom Weaving in Central Mexico
published at

Hardwired to Connect:The New Scientific Case for Authoritive Communities
published at

How to Sew Your Own Rebozo
adapted from the Rebozo Way Project pamphlet.
Frugal Baby Tips: Make Your Own Rebozo Sling, on

Ikat-Dyed, Foot-Loom Woven Shawls
also made in Central Mexico and published at

The Importance of the In-Arms Phase
by Jean Liedloff, published in her site,

La Patera Professional: Articulating identity and Cultural Space for a New Kind of Midwife in Mexico (pdf)
by Robbie Davis-Floyd, PhD, Medical/Cultural Anthropologist
Expert on Childbirth and Midwifery, published on her website

by Jennifer Bleyer, published in the New York Times March 10, 2010

Listening to Nursing Children
by Patty Wipfler, published at

Natural Parenting: Back to Basics in Infant Care (pdf)
by Regine A. Schön, article in Evolutionary Psychology Journal, part of her dissertation in Psychology, an amazing, must-read, must-take-time-to-digest 82-page long article that covers many aspects of babywearing, attachment parenting, co-sleeping, and more

Rebozo 'House' Puts on Festival
from the Guadalajara Reporter, Friday, Nov 13, 2009

The Rebozo: Use in Labor
by Michelle Schnaars, published on her blog "Childbirth and all that Entails"

The Rebozo: A transcription of a Midwifery Today workshop given by Doña Irene Sotelo and Naoli Vinaver
published at

The Rebozo Technique
by Lisa Barrett, published on her blog "Homebirth, A midwife Mutiny" , from Australia. Photos

The Species-normal Experience For Human Infants - A Biological And Cross-cultural Perspective
by Dr. Peter Cook, published at The Natural Child Project site

In Sweden, Men Can Have It All
By Katrin Bennhold, New York Times, June 9, 2010 and published on the New York Times website. Parental leave is mandated for men for at least two months.

The Time Crunch: Mending Our Lives
by Patty Wipfler, published at

Using The Rebozo: Videos and More
from the website à portée de bisous from Paris, France (text on this page in English)

What I've learned from Indigenous Mothers
by Monica Salazar, on her blog, Natural Family World,

Who's In Control?
The Unhappy Consequences of Being Child-Centered

by Jean Liedloff, published in her site,

Why Men Leave--A Hidden Epidemic
by John W. Travis, MD, MPH, published in his site,