The release of the documentary Babies is still a couple months away, but it's not too early to get a sneak peak of the official movie trailer on YouTube. Even watching this little snippet, you can really appreciate how varied childbearing is among different cultures, and how ... guarded? ... helicopter-ish? ... uptight? .... paranoid? we Western parents are compared to others around the world.
I know for sure none of my friends or relatives would would let their baby play by themselves by the water of a beach, and almost all of them would wet their own pants if a goat nuzzled up to their babies while in the bathtub.
The movie looks a one year in the life of four different babies around the world from Mongolia, Namibia, San Francisco, and Tokyo. It looks amazing and I can't wait to see it.
Do you think Americans and other Western countries have become too cautious when raising our babies?
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