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

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