Babywearing has been more socially accepted in the past few years as compared to a few decades ago, largely owing to the many first-hand accounts by both stay-at-home moms and medical experts providing more information regarding the benefits that can be had by parents and caregivers wearing their baby. This simple act of wearing a baby can be traced back to different mothers from various cultures throughout history, but it has been improved upon in these modern times with the development of various styles of baby carriers.
Baby carriers can be one-shouldered, or two-shouldered, and vary in the type of fabric used as well as the method of using them to wear a child. But how useful and beneficial are these carriers for both the parents and the baby?
1. Baby Bonding
Studies have shown that the more babies are held, the less they fuss and cry. And the less they become anxious, the better their feeding times and rest would be, which in turn promotes good development. Baby carriers allow busy moms and dads to be able to hold their baby, and keep them close for some good old bonding that essentially nurtures their growth and development.
2. Controlled Experiences for the Baby
In the safety of a baby carrier, parents can provide a controlled environment for their child to have new experiences that eases him to the outside world – all in the comforts of a parent’s snuggle.
3. Discreet Breastfeeding
Though some baby carriers are not exactly ideal for breastfeeding a baby, there are those such as the pouch sling that can provide the mother with the privacy to breastfeed her baby, while still being mobile enough to go about with other tasks.
4. Makes Multi-tasking Possible
Baby carriers do the carrying, thus leaving your hands free to do other tasks and activities that may need your urgent attention. Having a baby is not a free pass to slack off on taking care of yourself or other members of the family, after all.
5. Physiological Protection
The right kind of baby carrier should afford you the ability to multi-task, while ensuring that the weight of the child is evenly distributed to avoid giving you problems on your back, waist, or shoulders. Baby carriers take away the bulk of the weigh from the arm, which normally holds the baby’s weight in cases where a baby carrier is not utilized.
Baby carriers definitely provide convenience to modern parents. Leading busy lives should not hinder you from being able to spend time with your little bundle of joy, and baby carriers do a great job of allowing you to bring your baby with you in comfort.