There is no better way to bond with your baby and keep them feeling content while attending to the demands of everyday life than babywearing. Babywearing simply means "wearing" baby in a carrier or wrap around your body on a regular basis. However, the benefits of babywearing go far beyond the convenience of being hands free. These are just some of the reasons why we love babywearing so much. Please join us for one of our great classes to learn more!
- Bonds baby and parents
- Babies worn on a regular babies have been proven to be more content, happier and cry less.
- Promotes brain development and early learning
- Aids in decreasing anxiety and agitation in young children as they feel safer and comforted.
-Helps sooth children suffering from colic, refulx and illness.
- Positively aids mom's milk supply
Try wearing baby instead of using a stroller for a more pleasant outing. Many moms notice that babies are not only on their best behavior but they actually come to enjoy outings with mom. Babies and toddlers love to get an up close view of the world, while feeling your touch and seeing how you react to things. This also gives breastfeeding moms a quick, easy and private way to feed baby on the go!
There are countless styles of carriers available on the market today. Its important that you try one on before you buy it and make sure that its comfortable and secure. This will make your babywearing experience easy and enjoyable! Here are a few of the basics and what they mean:
Buckle Carriers: (also known as soft structured carriers or SSC) These carries have a shaped body with padded shoulder straps that go over
Ring Slings: Carrier that is a piece of fabric with 2 rings attached to one end. The fabric is threaded through the rings to make a pouch part for the baby and a tail which can be adjusted. More versatile than a pouch sling as it can be used by different sized wearers.
Stretchy Wraps: A piece of stretchy material that is wrapped around both baby and wearer to support the weight of the baby against the wearers body.
Woven Wraps: Woven wraps work like stretchy wraps but are pieces of woven fabric of varying thickness. This creates a sturdier support.
Mei Tai: A square or nearly square piece of cloth with parallel unpadded straps emerging from the sides of each corner which are tied together.