WHY IS BABYWEARING SO GOOD FOR YOU AND YOUR BABY?
We think it’s fantastic that something so simple can mean so much – to both babies and parents.
Parents often tell us that they were unprepared for how much closeness a newborn baby needs, especially during the first months. Given the huge transition to life outside the womb, it’s only natural that a newborn baby feels safest and calmest when they’re close to mum or dad. Your baby loves nothing more than to feel your warmth, hear your voice and your heartbeat, and smell your reassuring scent.
That’s why we think babywearing in a baby carrier is so incredibly good – your little one gets all the closeness they need and you get hands-free parenting. Spending time so close to each other also releases the feelgood hormone oxytocin – which helps the two of you to bond.
Isn’t it amazing that something so simple can mean so much?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT BABYWEARING?
You can never ‘spoil’ your baby with too much closeness. The sense of security that you give your baby through frequent babywearing is what will eventually give them the self-confidence to explore the world independently.
Babywearing enhances the bond between you and your baby, especially during the first months. If you’d like to read more about attachment, please click here.
Babywearing is good for your baby’s physical and emotional development. Babywearing keeps you and your baby close, and the two of you communicate naturally in various different ways, which encourages language development. Here you can read more about a baby’s language development.
Babywearing frees up your hands – perfect when you have chores you need to do but want to keep your baby close. It can also be convenient to be able to leave the pram at home when you’re walking in the woods or collecting an older sibling from preschool. An easily adjustable baby carrier also makes babywearing easier for all the people close to your baby.
As your baby grows, so does their curiosity in the world around them. Thus, babywearing in the facing-out position or on your back allows your little one to explore their surroundings while remaining safely and reassuringly close to you.
Colicky babies tend to affect the whole family. Babywearing in a baby carrier can soothe the discomfort, since your baby is carried in an upright position.
Would you like to know more about which baby carrier is best for you and your little one? Help is at hand with our Baby Carrier Guide!