Need a hand? Try babywearing
Aids in bonding between parent and baby
Provides a safe a secure environment for baby
Offers a convenient way for parents to hold baby
Helps to soothe and comfort a fussy baby
Helps new moms shed baby weight
Types of Babywearers
A few things to keep in mind when looking for a babywearer are the product’s ease of use and adaptability to differing situations and positions. A traditional sling is nothing more than a long piece of fabric that can be worn around the body and tied in such a way that it provides a safe, snuggly cocoon for the baby. Depending upon the situation and the baby’s preferences, slings can be worn on the front, back, or side, with the baby lying down or in an upright position.
If you’ve never worn a sling before, it may feel cumbersome or confusing at first. Talk to friends, family, or your midwife about the best ways to secure a sling properly and safely. Check out The Babywearer to learn about diagnosing and solving common sling-wearing problems.
Other popular babywearers are the front packs that can be worn across the chest and allow babies to sit upright in either a forward or backward position.
Going For The Green
Once you’ve decided on the style of babywearer you’d like to use to carry your baby, go for the green by lessening the impact of the item on the planet. Look for a gently used babywearer from friends, family members, the local thrift store, or a yard sale. You could also try posting a request on Freecycle to see if anyone in your local area is interested in giving one a way.
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