Babywearing is a great way to gain that extra closeness you desire with your little bundle of joy. When you opt to wear your baby on a regular basis, it opens up a whole new parenting world for you and baby. Today we will share 5 benefits of babywearing as a means to inspire you to try this technique with your new baby.
Helps with Development
With the introduction to SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Synrdome) and the new requirement to have your baby sleep on their back, more babies are spending higher volumes of time on their back. This reduces the baby’s chance to increase neck muscle strength, babywearing helps offset this by encouraging baby to build their neck muscles from holding up their head to “look” around while snug against you.
Exercise for You
Babywearing allows you to carry a little extra weight during the day. This translates into exercise for you, having your baby worn during the daytime hours is actually a great way to have a workout without much effort. This benefit of babywearing is awesome because you get to snuggle up and love your baby while getting things done and start to get back to pre-pregnancy weight sooner.
When your baby is used to babywearing, they can easily hide from stimulated sounds or environments will still feeling close to you. The comfort and security that babywearing offers your little one is wonderful and most certainly a great benefit of babywearing. When you are going out to the grocery store or attending a baby friendly event, babywearing will help your baby feel confident throughout the whole situation.
A baby who has experienced babywearing tends to be happier. This could be due to them feeling more confident and secure all day while being close to their Mom. The ability for your baby to hear your breathing and heart beat throughout the day simulates the womb and keeps your baby happier as those are familiar sounds they heard while in the womb for nine months.
More Attuned to Needs
When you wear your baby in a sling during the day you tend to be more attuned to their needs. This creates a deeper bond and more confidence in yourself as a parent. When you are more attuned to the needs of your baby, they also are happier as noted above. Babywearing can help you be a more confident mom and in turn encourage a positive parenting experience.
While babywearing isn’t for everyone and some babies simply have no desire to be so snug up against their parent, it really is a beneficial option for parents. Babywearing can truly help create a deeper bond, build neck muscles and make baby as well as mom feel more confident in their world.