Did you know that there are a ton of wonderful babywearing benefits for both you and your baby?!
Babywearing can be such a meaningful part of your first days, weeks, months and years as a parent. It adds ease to your days and positively contributes to your baby meeting all of their social, emotional and developmental milestones.
Read on for four benefits of babywearing and if you're not a babywearing parent just yet, we hope these benefits convince you to give it a go.
1. Babywearing counts as tummy-time!
Anyone who has tried tummy time with their baby will tell you that it’s not always smooth sailing. Babywearing to the rescue!
Babywearing counts as a form of tummy-time. Tummy-time is important for your baby's physical as well as emotional and intellectual development. It helps them learn to hold their head up, grasp at items to help develop motor skills, and observe the world around them. By wearing baby, you canl help them strengthen their neck, head and back muscles.
2. Babywearing promotes a healthy well-being for baby & mom
While babywearing you are fostering a sense of safety and trust between you and baby. Babywearing helps baby adapt to life outside of the womb and because of their consistent ‘quiet-alert’ state while being worn, babywearing creates and ideal state for learning.
3. Babywearing is great for babies with high needs.
Kangaroo care through babywearing is a valuable part of baby’s development, but especially for those that have special needs.
In the case of premature birth, skin-to-skin contact has been proven to be a beneficial practice and is often encouraged by medical staff once a baby is stable.
Baby suffering from reflux? Placing baby in a tummy-to-tummy, upright position like the Hug position can help alleviate symptoms.
If you have a child with special needs, talk to your Pediatrician about babywearing.
4. Babywearing families are often closely bonded and happier.
QT for the win!
When you wear your baby, you are encouraging bonding and oftentimes, a worn baby cries less. Enjoy quality time with your family while you wear your little one and everyone is happy!
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