We celebrated babywearing week recently. Babywearing is not a new concept, if you happen to visit any village in India you will be greeted with mothers carrying their baby around with them by wrapping them in their sari. This is actually a form of babywearing itself.
Today I thought about writing the benefits of babywearing. How I find it useful and why I always carry my toddler?
Here Are 7 Reasons Why I Recomment BabyWearing
1. BabyWearing Is Convenient For Mothers as well as Babies
When we carry a baby in the sling it leaves our hands free. As a mom of two that is a complete blessing in disguise.
Firstly , that saves my arms from aching terribly. Secondly, the arms are left free for me to do household works like folding clothes, picking up toys strewn all over the floor and so on.
I have taken resort to using my ergonomic ring sling whenever my son is cranky and wants me to carry him around home.
2. Makes Your Travel Easy
When you are travelling with kids it is important that your arms are free to carry your passport, boarding pass and so on. I have always used baby carriers to carry my little one around with me.
It is super convenient and the best part being both mommy and sonny are happy with this arrangement
3. Easy to Breastfeed While BabyWearing
When my son was exclusively breastfeeding I often took help of these baby slings to discreetly breastfeed him in public. The slings can be adjusted in such a manner that you can easily carry around your little one and feed them discretely in public.
4. BabyWearing Makes Mom & Baby Close
Doctors point out the fact that carrying the baby around in the sling strengthens the bond between the mother and the child. When a child is in the womb of the mother, they are used to listening to their heartbeat and find it as the most comforting noise in the world.
When we carry the baby around in the sling , the baby is near the heart of the mother and can listen to her heartbeat that instantly comforts her. For a newborn baby it is seen that carrying the baby around in the sling helps the child to adjust easily with the new surroundings
5. Babies in slings are happier
Research has also pointed out that babies worn in slings are happier than others. The fact that they are in touch with the mother gives them a sense of calmness. I have seen in case of my son, whenever he used to have colic, I used to carry him around in a baby carrier, he used to cry less than before. The fact that my son was in skin contact with me gave him comfort.
All fellow mothers will agree with the fact that carrying their young baby around in arm causes muscle pain in the arms. In fact, all those who have had a caesarean are advised not to lift heavy weight around as it may trigger a nagging pain in their hip.
Wearing your baby in a baby carrier actually saves you from these health hazards. You can simply carry your bub in the sling and prevent muscle pain in your arms and hip area.
Ideal for Travelling
Baby wearing comes handy when you are travelling and specially travelling alone. This is ideal for being a hand on mom who is not scared of travelling with her babies. In my recent trip i carried my toddler all through the way. I cannot tell you there are 101 benefits of babywearing a toddler specially when you have an elder kid too to attend.
There are various kinds of baby wearing options available in the market. When you are planning to buy one, ensure that you choose one that is
Sturdy : So that your baby feels comfortable and there is no fear of falling
Soft : If the baby wearing option is not soft , then chances are that you baby will not be comfortable and might not want to sit in it at all.
Adjustable Straps: The baby carrier should be such that they are easy to adjust . So, all that you need to do is adjust it accordingly.
My recent favorite is Full Buckle from SoulSlings I find it best baby carrier for my son.
I am enjoying motherhood thanks to baby wearing . Do share your stories about baby wearing too.
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