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October 14, 2020

Cuddles Plus Convenience – The Top Three Benefits Of Babywearing

If new mommas could cradle their little bundles of joy 24/7, I absolutely know they would. However, the demands of work and home life make it difficult to hold our babies close all the time. Thankfully, there is an ingenious way to remain productive while holding onto your kiddo: wear a baby carrier!

If new mommas could cradle their little bundles of joy 24/7, I absolutely know they would. However, the demands of work and home life make it difficult to hold our babies close all the time. Thankfully, there is an ingenious way to remain productive while holding onto your kiddo: wear a baby carrier!

Although babywearing has been around for centuries, it’s only begun to pick up steam again in the U.S. Once you try one of these comfy, cute, and convenient slings, you’ll wonder why they ever went out of fashion! Keep reading for a few of the benefits of babywearing.    

The Top Three Benefits of Babywearing for New Moms

Mommy Multi-Tasking – Baby Slings Keep You Hands-Free

Becoming a new momma is a monumental change — but that doesn’t mean the world stops turning when you bring your little one home. There are still friends and family to call, errands to run, and business that needs tending to. Baby slings allow you to tackle all of these productive tasks while keeping your little one nearby.

Besides keeping your hands free, baby slings have the added benefit of keeping unwanted hands off your baby. Let’s be real: we don’t always want friends or family smooching our little ones, especially during COVID. Babywearing offers mommas an “easy out” for those uncomfortable moments when someone wants to hug your cutie pie.

Comfy Carriers Keep Kiddos From Crying

Don’t think baby slings are only beneficial for momma! There’s also a strong tie between how long you hold your kiddo and how much they cry.    

One study found that adding a few extra hours of baby-carrying reduced fussiness and crying. Researchers note these benefits are more common later in the day with little ones under three months old.

Using a baby sling is a fantastic strategy for mommas who are having difficulty keeping their little ones calm!

Babywearing Strengthens Your Bond With Baby

Perhaps the best benefit of wearing a baby carrier is that it helps new mommas build a strong bond with their new addition. With your baby in close contact, you’ll have more opportunities to observe their moods and respond to their every need. Many slings are also designed to make breastfeeding discreet and comfortable.

In addition to learning and tending to your child’s needs, babywearing provides more precious moments to interact with your little one. All that extra cuddle time might explain why baby slings help reduce the risk of postpartum depression.

A Few First-Timer Tips On Babywearing

Now that you know how beneficial babywearing can be, you’re probably wondering where to get your hands on a sling. Fortunately, mommas have three different babywearing options to choose from: slings, wraps, and carriers.

Since everyone has different preferences, it’s impossible to say any of these models is the “best.” Whatever babywearing device feels safe and comfortable on your body is the best buy. I encourage all new mommas to spend some time researching and trying out various babywearing products to find what works for them.  

No matter which design you end up choosing, always ensure your little one can stay snug in an upright position. Experienced “babywearers” say you should be able to comfortably kiss the top of your kiddo’s head.

Have More Questions About Babywearing? I’d Love to Hear from You!

Even though babywearing has been around for ages, it may feel foreign to new mommas out there. Although it might be a bit awkward at first, I promise you’ll love the many benefits of adding babywearing to your life!

If you have any babywearing tips (or cute pics!), please don’t forget to tag me or DM me @windycitynanny.  Have fun on your babywearing journey! XOXO!


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