Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Understanding Navajo Parents’ Beliefs About Cradling and Early Mobility Practices
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, USA
  • Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, USA
  • Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, USA
Article Information
Assistive Technology / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Understanding Navajo Parents’ Beliefs About Cradling and Early Mobility Practices
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505249. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO9410
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505249. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO9410
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand the use of commonly used baby equipment by Navajo parents. The use of traditional equipment (such as cradleboards) and modern-day equipment (such as walkers) reflects both the practical needs of caregivers to protect their babies from harm and the desire to instill in their children cherished cultural values and a sense of belonging. Culturally sensitive education for Navajo parents on safe use of cradleboards and infant walkers is needed.

Primary Author and Speaker: Maureen Russell

Additional Authors and Speakers: Sara Clancey

Contributing Authors: Cathron Donaldson