10 Benefits to Babywearing
Babywearing is the practice of wearing or carrying a baby in a sling or in another form of carrier. Babywearing has been practiced for centuries around the world. In the industrialized world, babywearing has gained popularity in recent decades and continues to do so.
The most common positions for babywearing include:
The front carry with the baby facing in toward you. With this style of babywearing, you and your baby are always facing each other, which is nice for making eye contact and interacting.
The front carry with the baby facing out — they’ll face the way you’re facing. That’s great for older babies who are always curious about the world around them.
The hip carry so your baby will be at one side.
The back carry — the baby’s chest will always be against your back and when you walk, your baby will see what you’ll see.
Babywearing can be a great thing for both you and your baby, but you need to pay attention to certain safety precautions when you’re doing it. You also need to regularly check that your babywearing gear is in good working condition. Never attempt to rig up broken down elements of a carrier or sling. It is best to discard and replace than to take the chance of injury.
Social and Cognitive Development
Helps Prevent Flat Head Syndrome
Helps Prevent Less Separation Anxiety and Crying
Help Prevent Colic
Help Preemie Development
Free Up Your Hands
Easier and More Convenient Breastfeeding
Form a Closer Bond
Spend More Time with Your Older Children
Unwanted Touching is Kept at Bay
So, you can see the many benefits that babywearing can lend to the hectic lifestyle of today’s parents. There are many more to consider, we have just covered a few of the benefits of babywearing. It may seem a little awkward at first, but with a little practice, it can become second nature. As new parents, we are in practice mode with so many new things to figure out. Add this to your list to learn. We are betting that you will be so glad you did.