Babywearing: All you Need to Know
The truth is babywearing can give you an enriched experience as you navigate with your baby in tow.
These techniques have been in place for thousands of years, and once you're with a suitable carrier, the entire experience becomes pretty fun and easy.
There are different options about wearing; some believe that wearing your baby may help increase their mood and health. As you read on, we shared some safety concerns and essential benefits of babywearing and features to look out for.
Benefits of Babywearing
One of the most daunting challenges faced by most nursing mothers is to cuddle their baby and perform other chores at home. The good news is, you can multitask around the home and still put an end to your baby's tears.
A study was conducted in 1986, the outcome of the research shows that babies who were cuddled tend to fuss and cry less. If you're a nursing mother seeking creative, effective, and safe ways to cuddle your baby, this technique will be a no-brainer!
Over the years, there has been a series of research on the benefits of skin-to-skin contact on parents and their babies. Wearing a baby in carriers that allow skin-to-skin contact will regulate the baby's temperature, breathing patterns, and heartbeat.
Assists with Breastfeeding
If you're a nursing mother, babywearing can promote breastfeeding. You can breastfeed your baby while in the carrier; this makes it pretty easy for nursing mothers to practice demand feeding or feed on the go.
Eases Everyday Life
This is yet another potential benefit why most nursing mothers prefer babywearing. With a baby carrier, you can multi-task hand-free. You can read a book, fold laundry or take a walk. The adventure here is endless!
How to Baby Wear
Babywearing depends on the type of carrier you’re using, the size, and the age. One of the best ways to go around this is to read all the instructions on the manufacturer's manual before using the carriage. Sometimes, it is ideal to contact a local babywearing group to learn what it takes to use a carrier safely.
Tips to Babywearing
If the baby is healthy, has no medical concerns, and weighs around 8 -9 pounds, they can be worn on a carrier, although the type you’re going for can be a limiting factor.
We recommend using a stretchy wrap; if you prefer using a soft structured carrier, use a newborn insert for best results.
Ensure your baby's face as well expose
For Seeing the World
Once a baby becomes conscious of their environment, they try to face out and see the world. If this sounds like your baby, use a woven or stretchy wrap and a front carry hold to give them the best fit. You can use the soft structured carriers to go for those with a front carrier.
For little older
Shift the carrier to your back and hold both straps closely, guiding the baby with your most dominant hand. Afterward, put the strap directly on your shoulders and make the necessary adjustment for comfort
A Brief History on Baby Wearing
The history of babywearing is as old as human existence. During the hunter-gathering past of man, they were itinerant and always on the move to search for moving herds, food, and safer campgrounds.
Due to the vulnerability expressed by most children, the only way to bring them along was to baby wear
them along. The mothers carried them on their hips while fathers kept them on their shoulders
When humans began to settle, at about 8000bc, they began to carry their children to the fields where
they domesticate their cattle. Even in the current dispensation, baby carrying has not become outdated as there are still many cultures where it is trending to carry babies with different forms of fabric or carriage.
Babywearing was and is a trend for most mums. It presents you with a stylish and safe way to keep
your baby close and gives you the unique benefit of freeing your hand during