Benefits of Baby Wearing

April 27, 2018

Benefits of Baby Wearing

benefits of baby wearing

We’ve all seen parents who wear their babies! And maybe you are one of those parents? We think it’s amazing not only because it looks adorable but because of the closeness and bonding baby wearing brings! But did you know that there are some other benefits of baby wearing for baby and for parent?

Extra Hands

I think we could all use an extra hand! I mean, if you are a parent, you have so many tasks to do throughout your day. And if the baby isn’t sleeping, you are most likely carrying baby! This means, you are not able to get as much done as you would have liked. Having both hands during those moments makes parenthood much more manageable!

 

benefits baby wearing(@emmylowephoto in her Bao Bei leggings & baby wrap via Instagram)

A Happier, Smarter Baby!

Babies who are routinely carried cry less. In fact, babies cry 43% less if they are held. This closeness mixed with movement has shown to be most effective in lessening baby’s fussing! And when babies aren’t fussing, they are spending more of their time in “quiet alertness” meaning they are alert, secure and interacting with their environment.  Baby wearing slings helps baby cry less and learn more!

baby wearing benefits(@emmylowephoto in her Bao Bei leggings & baby wrap via Instagram



Instant Nursing Nook


If you are still on the fence about baby wearing, add this to your “pros” list. Moms who regularly use a baby sling or carrier are twice as likely to successfully breastfeed! That’s amazing! Baby wearing makes nursing in public a lot easier. For most carriers, you simply loosen it up a bit to allow baby to feed. (I’ve seen mommies feed on-the-go this way!) When baby’s done, just tighten it back up + you’re on your way.

baby wearing benefits(@emmylowephoto in her Bao Bei leggings & baby wrap via Instagram)

Reduce Reflux

50% of all babies will experience reflux of some kind in their first 12 weeks. Try baby wearing for 30-40 minutes after baby feeds to help ease the discomfort of reflux!

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Baby Bonding

Skin to skin doesn’t stop after the birth at the hospital. Baby wearing essentially mimics this Kangaroo care (skin to skin activity) which has many emotional and developmental benefits for your baby! This really helps with bonding!

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Avoid the Mommy-Slouch

Nearly 3 out of 4 parents with children under two suffer from back pain.  Proper baby wearing and a good carrier is safer and easier on your back than simply carrying in your arms.  This can improve core muscles and posture for both you and your baby!

 

benefits of baby wearing(@emmylowephoto in her Bao Bei leggings & baby wrap via Instagram)

Ready to give baby wearing a try? Baby wearing provides a variety of benefits for a happier and healthier mother and baby. 

 





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