That was really interesting - thank you. I want a little murmuring package .
A couple of practicalities made me wonder though: it says they were rarely changed - don't they get sore bottoms? Also - they are never burped. I know wind is a bit of a contentious issue but I also know that if I didn't at least sit my daughter up for a bit after a feed she would either wake up in pain about 10 minutes later or sick up half the feed so how do the packages get away with it?
I love reading anthropological stuff like that though - if anyone could recommend any good books with similar articles I'd be really grateful.
Perhaps they get carried fairly upright? Or possibly if they are feeding all the time with little snacky feeds it's less of an issue because there's never a great big feed hitting their stomach all at once?
I did wonder about the bottoms, though. Perhaps there is some miraculous Mongolian barrier cream that gets slathered on when they are changed?
Mrjuan, read (can't remember what it's called)by Jean Liedloff. She went with an Italian expedition into the Amazonian jungle looking for diamonds or something, & was amazed at the 'primitive' (ie instinctive) way they raise their children - it's an incredibly interesting book & influenced me a lot: when I struggled with my dtwins I would think 'What would my cave-woman ancestors do?' and it always helped - eg. would they have put a newborn into its own little cave next door? Or kept it close to their bodies at all times? Easy!