Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Babywearing 101: The Benefits and Safety Tips

-- Mike wearing Chloe in our BabyHawk Mei Tai. --

Here is a list of some of the amazing benefits that come with wearing your baby. It's pretty incredible how much babywearing benefits both the baby and parents.


:: Mothers oxytocin (the love hormone) levels are increased through close physical contact with the baby, leading to a more intimate maternal bond, easier time with breastfeeding, and better care of the baby, thus lowering the incidence of postpartum depression

:: Babies who are carried are calmer because all of their primal/survival needs are met. The caregiver can be seen, heard, smelled, and touched by the baby

.:: Babywearing helps babies develop socially by being able to study people more closely thus teaching them facial expressions, langue, and body langue. 

:: Independence is established earlier.

:: Attachment between baby and caregiver is more secure.

:: Being able to hold your baby for an extended period of time while having your arms and hands free.

:: Babywearing allows the baby to spend more time exploring there surroundings while still feeling safe and secure in their caregivers arms.

Safety Tips:

::Wear your baby high with both front and back carry's.

:: Make sure  your baby's nose and mouth is always cleared.

:: Always have one hand on your baby while putting them in the carrier.

:: Read and follow the directions that come with your carrier.

:: Never wear your baby facing out. It puts to much pressure on their spine and can be overstimulating for 

:: Next up, a list of all the different carrier's and where to buy them.

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