Is babywearing right for you?
There are endless benefits of babywearing for you and your baby. It’s a proven fact that babies who are carried more cry less. In the early days, but also through toddlerhood, your little one will want and need to be held close a lot. Babywearing is one (very convenient) way to help you do this and meet their needs.
Some of the specific benefits for babies include regulating their temperature, keeping them upright to help with reflux and digestion, easier settling, protection from overstimulation. And of course, providing them with important comfort and a place of safety and security in this new world they are figuring out.
Babywearing means more multitasking for caregivers while keeping their baby happy. Carrying your baby close means oxytocin gets produced in your body (without you even trying). This helps greatly with increasing the bond with your baby, lessening postnatal depression, and increasing your milk supply. With a happier and more content baby, you’ll also feel an increased sense of accomplishment as you find it easy to meet the needs of your baby and your own. It’s incredibly empowering. So YES, it is definitely right for you.
Some might assume Babywearing is too ‘hippy’, confusing, or even unsafe. Perhaps it all just seems a bit foreign. But at the end of the day, we all want the same for our children, especially in the early days. Most of us will try anything to ease their crying, keep them content, and to gain any time back we can for ourselves. This is where Babywearing is the answer. It’s one of the most valuable tools for any new parent to have.
No, it won’t create any bad habits. Trust me, you’ll end up carrying them in your arms anyways. At least with a carrier, you are going to save your posture and have both your hands-free to do the important things in your day!