"Would you like to hold her?" This was usually followed by apprehensive looks from friends who came to see our new baby. Rather than spread out their hands in excitement, they would sink deeper into the sofa as if we had asked them to adopt her instead! On the other hand, younger visitors who had always wanted living, breathing dolls, would practically tackle us, hoping for the slightest chance to cradle our baby. As new parents, the idea of a five-year old holding our precious one often led to minor heart palpitations. Not able to bear the disappointing faces, we would cross our fingers and practically make their parents sign an affidavit in the event of emotional and/or physical distress. This is when we started using the traditional version of the zCush Baby Nap Mat. Back home on the Subcontinent, our family never allowed infants to be held without the mat, firmly believing that doing so would harm the newborn's back development. When our parents came to visit our baby, they brought a couple of these mats with them, instilling in our minds the importance of using the mat to carry our baby at all times.