Baby wearing – is it just for a certain “type” of parent??
Yes – absolutely – it is for the EVERY ONE OF YOU type of parent 🙂
There are so many recognised benefits to baby wearing in the first year that address many of the most common “frustrations” of early parenting – so this post is worth sharing with anyone you know with a new baby.
1 carrier frees up 2 hands – perfect for anyone that already has a toddler, housework to do, dinner to make, or a cup of tea to drink whilst it’s still warm! (ooh, did I mention cake to eat?)
Babies that are carried cry approximately 50% less – have I sold you the idea already?
Why do they cry less? well…..
50% of all babies experience reflux in the first 12 weeks but 30 – 40 minutes in a good carrier after a feed can help ease the discomfort.
Bonding is thought to be enhanced between baby and parents when offering a natural extension of kangaroo care through carrying, which brings about it’s own emotional and development benefits.
Finally mums who routinely use a baby carrier are twice as likely to successfully breast feed so consider having a wrap ready for those earliest days.
If you would like to know more or try out some carriers and wraps then join us at our fair on 8th May. We are joined by two amazing ladies who each have huge experience and knowledge around baby carrying and can guide you on safe baby carrying techniques.
Anna Leeksma from The Cotton Nappy Company will be joining us to demonstrate wraps and slings and can help you work out the best type for your lifestyle.
The lovely Leigh Dumighan from Vija design will be showcasing her wonderful tops that incorporate slings for simple and stylish baby wearing for both mums and dads.
If you would like to attend a talk about the benefits of baby wearing please sign up for the session upon arrival as this is always a very popular discussion!