A baby carrier can be one of the most important items you own as a new parent. It can provide many benefits for both baby and parent. Bonding with your baby is one of the most important aspects of parenting, and babywearing can help facilitate this. If you are new to babywearing, there are a few things you should know. First of all, make sure that the baby carrier is comfortable for both you and your baby. It is important to find a carrier that distributes the baby's weight evenly. You also want a carrier that is adjustable, so that it can grow with your child. And be sure to practice safe babywearing techniques. You can find more information on these techniques online or in babywearing classes (like in our Mothers Group).
Baby Carriers Foster Healthy Attachment
Babies who are carried often have healthier attachments to their parents, and are more likely to develop secure attachments as they grow older. This is because babywearing allows parents to be constantly in contact with their baby, providing them with the security and comfort they need. It also helps promote baby's development, including their vision and motor skills.
Baby Carriers Allow You to Get Things Done with Both Hands
Baby carriers also allow parents to get housework done while caring for their child. This can be especially helpful for mums who have more than one child, and need their hands to help their toddler. You can also use a baby carrier to take your baby with you on errands - grocery shopping is much much easier with
Baby Carriers Allow Your Bub to Nap on The Go
Baby carriers make it possible for babies to take naps on the go! The rhythmic movement of being carried helps baby to relax and fall asleep. This is a great way to get your baby some rest during the day, especially if you are out and about.
Baby Carriers Save Your Arms and Back
Baby carriers can also save your arms and back (especially as your bub gets bigger). Carrying your baby in a carrier for long periods is much better for you than carrying them in your arms. As your baby gains weight be sure to seek out a carrier that distributes the weight easily through your shoulders and hips. It's certainly possible to use your carrier to carry your bub well into their toddler years without too much strain!
Baby Carriers Make More Places Accessible
Anyone who has tried to get a baby plus their pram up a flight of stairs knows what we mean! A baby carrier can open up a lot more places to you and your baby. You can take them into small shops, on public transport, or even on hikes!
There are many benefits to babywearing – for both baby and parent. So if you are looking for a way to bond with your child, get things done around the house , or just take a break, babywearing may be the perfect solution for you.
Our 8 Week Mothers Groups always have a babywearing expert as one of our fabulous guest speakers! Plus, we're always happy to recommend our favourite brands and groups so you can find out more! Don't hesitate to pop us an email to email@example.com if you ever want to find out more!