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With baby number two, I have been baby wearing way more often than I ever did with my first. I go back and forth between the sling and a front carrier. I have recently learned of the benefits of baby wearing!
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Below are the 5 benefits of baby wearing!
Being Close to your baby helps soothe their emotional needs. When your child is in a safe a secure position they are in the best position for an alert state. This is the best place for your baby to be in order for maximizing their learning!
While baby wearing keeps your little one close, it also allows your baby to be involved in your every day tasks. “Babies who are worn are also able to see what their parents see, hear what their parents hear or say, and are overall more involved in their parents’ everyday lives. Finally, having your baby so close to you allows you to respond to their cues and touch them more. All of this can enhance learning and cognitive development, and overall wellbeing” (Motherly, 2019).
This is one of the best benefits for my life. Chasing a toddler or getting things done has become a big challenge. Being hands free has allowed me to really be productive in any task thrown my way!
Of course with a toddler, that closeness and one on one time doesn’t come as often! Baby wearing has really helped create that quality time baby and I both need postpartum.
“This boost of confidence can help with the transition into motherhood and enhance a new mom’s overall mental wellbeing. Plus, baby wearing can help you break social isolation by making it easier to take a walk, stay active or meet some friends. Lastly, baby wearing increases the amount of time spent doing skin-to-skin with your baby, which research has connected to decreased rates of postpartum depression” (Motherly, 2019).