Happy hormones and hands-free parenting are just some of the reasons why we think babywearing is so fantastic. Check out our list below to learn more!
Have you heard that you can ‘spoil’ your baby with too much closeness? Well, you can’t. In fact, 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.
A truly wonderful thing about babywearing is that it enhances the bond between you and your baby, especially during those first months. Your baby loves nothing more than to feel your warmth, hear your voice and your heartbeat, and smell your reassuring scent. And spending time close to each other releases the feel-good hormone oxytocin – which helps the two of you bond.
To see your baby develop and learn new things is amazing – and babywearing can actually help stimulate your baby’s development. Since you keep your baby close when you babywear, the two of you communicate naturally in various ways, which encourages language development.
Another good thing about babywearing is that it 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 your 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 more convenient for all the people close to your baby.
As your baby grows, so does their curiosity about the world around them. So 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.
6. HELP WHEN LITTLE TUMMIES ARE UPSET
If you have a colicky baby, babywearing might help. Carrying your baby in a baby carrier can soothe the discomfort, since your baby is carried in an upright position.
Wondering which baby carrier to choose? Find the right one for you and your baby in our baby carrier guide.