Babywearing is a topic that we both love to discuss. As mothers, we learned about babywearing and its amazing benefits with our own children. We both used babywearing as a way to carry our babies and we found different types that we liked and used. Not only does it help mothers be hands free there are other well documented benefits and advantages to babywearing.
Mostly all of them:
Grows with the baby and versatile in using it many different ways. Good for nursing. Can be used from birth through toddlerhood.
Ring Sling: Excellent for hip carry with toddlers who want to get up/down a lot. Tail offers sun protection and modesty cover while nursing.
All: Strengthens the bond between parent and baby, as you maintain a closeness throughout your day, especially during the "4th trimester."Aids in baby's development, both physically and emotionally, including promoting early language development. Decreases risk of SIDS and flat-head syndrome.
There are so many benefits to babywearing but understanding the proper and safe ways to use them is extremely important. Following the T.I.C.K.S guidelines will help to evaluate how you're using your carrier.
I- In view at all times
C-Close enough to kiss
K-Keep chin off the chest
With so many different types on the market we recommend researching different types to see which one or "one's" work for you and your family. Everyone can use the carrier including partners too! Check out our new YouTube post to get all the details and check out the pictures of the different types we like, we don't like and ones that are not recommended.