Ever feel like you have nine hundred things to do and the two hands have you to do them are – you guessed it – holding a baby. You should try to wear your baby!
Wear your baby? My baby isn’t an accessory! I know, sounds crazy, made up, but it is a real thing!
There are several different types of carriers that you can use to wear your baby. There are ring slings, soft structured carriers, wraps and more! You’ve got front carry, back carry, hip carry… how do you know which is right for you? Babywearing International of Hampton Roads offers you the opportunity to come to a meeting a try out different carriers, they show you how to use it AND you can even rent one to take home and try!
Babywearing can be overwhelming when you first start. However, it is a life saver for a fussy infant, the teething toddler, the quick run to Target without a stroller. For a busy mom with much to be done, babywearing will take one less stress from your biceps 😊
Babywearing is great for the fourth trimester (the 3 months immediately after birth) where your baby is trying to adjust to new life. It helps to strengthen the neck muscles as they start to learn to hold their head up and it’s a great way for parents to bond with baby.
There is a right and wrong way to babywear. Be sure to visit the website linked or check out their website to ensure you are using the safest practice when wearing your child! Please share your babywearing pictures on our Facebook and Instagram pages!