Baby Wearing Benefits
I started baby-wearing with my 1st baby. It was absolutely amazing and I suggest it to all you moms. One of my friends Amanda (see here IG) is a baby-wearing fanatic and she really has helped me understand all the benefit of baby-wearing so I brought it to the blog to share with my followers. Ok lets get started- If you want to try baby-wearing make sure you know the tips and tricks in making it successful and a positive bonding experience between you and baby. Plus dads can wear baby as well. If I can get my manly hubby to wear our babies I’m sure yours will too. Its an amazing feeling!
- Make sure you have a good quality wrap. I use Baby hearts. You can find on Amazon or check out their Instagram page Baby hearts.
- Make sure you watch a tutorial on how to baby wrap. This is important as we want to be safe and secure.l for mom and baby. Helpful tip: you always want to be able to kiss the top of babies head. High is better!
- I suggested started as a young age so baby will get used to it and have a close connection to you. With my first baby I wore her all the way up to 2 1/2 years of age.
Babywearing is an instinctive parenting style where a baby is held close to the parent in a sling or pouch for a substantial part of the day. It allows a busy parent the freedom to continue their normal daily routine while providing the richest and most desirable environment for their child. Social conditioning has led parents to believe that if a baby is held or carried too frequently they will be spoilt, clingy or demanding. Modern research reveals quite the opposite. The physical and psychological benefits associated with baby wearing encourage children to feel secure and content and build a solid sense of self-esteem. Babywearing calms fussy babies and helps decrease the occurrence of postnatal depression. The close proximity of the baby enables parents to respond to ‘non-crying’ signals, which results in less frustration and stress plus enables the mother to be acutely aware of her baby’s cues and signals and heightens her perception of her child’s needs. A study published in the Pediatrics journal found that babywearing reduces crying and fussiness by up to 51%, with parents feeling more competent and nurturing toward their children. Being in close physical contact with a parent provides a baby with a rich learning environment where all of their most important needs can be met – food, warmth, love and touch. Babies who are carried learn more, stimulating brain development and expanding their future learning potential. Babywearing Also: Increases cardiac output, improves circulation, promotes respiration and aids in digestion. Provides the exact level and kind of stimulation an infant requires, energising their nervous system and creating a quiet, calm alertness in the infant. Decreases the levels of stress hormones circulating in a baby’s blood stream, resulting in a more relaxed, happy baby Develops the muscles needed for the infant to sit, stand and walk. Enhances motor skills by stimulating the baby’s vestibular system (balance organs) by exposing the baby to a variety of sights, sounds and motion. Offers easy access to the infant’s food source – mothers’ breast milk, without having to stop or sit down. Frequently carried babies fall asleep quickly and will usually sleep deeper and for longer periods of time in the comfort of their sling. Babies worn in slings feel safe and secure which helps to foster a solid sense of self. – See more at: http://www.bellybelly.com.au/baby/babywearing-the-benefits/
Wanted to share this with my followers! So now I hope you get baby- wearing as it is such positive reinforcement for mother and baby.