5 Ways Babywearing Makes Parenting Easier

5 Ways Babywearing Makes Parenting Easier

November 26, 2018

5 Ways Babywearing Makes Parenting Easier

5 Ways Babywearing Makes Parenting Easier
5 Ways Babywearing Makes Parenting Easier

Touch is the first sense that babies develop inside the womb, and it continues to play an essential role in their development well after they’re born.

Of all the things you will do for your baby (and you’ll be doing a lot), keeping baby close and snuggly is one you and your little one will enjoy most.

Babywearing—which means carrying your baby in a carrier, wrap or sling—is an easy way to increase the amount of time you and your baby spend being close. Babywearing allows your little one to feel connected to you and to sense your familiar warmth, heartbeat and movement—they were being carried around for nine months, after all.

In fact, more medical professionals are encouraging caregivers to wear their babies for emotional bonding, and studies have shown it helps reduce fussiness and crying in newborns. And when done correctly or with a hip-healthy carrier, babywearing provides the correct support to your child’s hips and encourages good hip joint development.

Aside from these emotional and developmental benefits, babywearing also lets you get stuff done, hands free—which any parent with a new baby will welcome! We teamed up with BabyBjorn, makers of the new BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier One, to turn the spotlight on how a baby carrier can make your life as a parent a little easier.

1. Get Moving, While Baby Gets Cozy

Let’s face it, parenting is hard work. So it’s good—physically and mentally—to get out of the house for some fresh air and exercise. Put baby in your carrier, and you can go just about anywhere in comfort, from a neighborhood walk to hiking in locations that aren’t very stroller-friendly. The BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier One has features like padded shoulder straps and a pressure-relieving waistband, so you have ergonomic lumbar support while carrying.

2. Make Family Outings Enjoyable for Everyone

Having a new baby doesn’t mean you have to decide between doing activities as a family or deciding who stays home with the little bundle. Baby carriers are super-portable options for bringing your newest addition along on family outings to the beach, the farmer’s market or an older sibling’s soccer game. With the Baby Carrier One you can start bringing baby along as soon as they are 8 lbs.—no additional infant insert required! And it’s breathable for those outdoor adventures. The Baby Carrier One Air is made almost entirely of mesh, which is soft enough for young babies yet strong enough for daily use.

3. Keep Up with Your Toddler (and Your Baby)

Parents with two children: has kid #1 become more mobile, or does it just seem like it now that you’re trying to care for them and an infant? One thing’s clear—your multi-tasking superpowers need to kick into high gear. But you can chase after your big kid hands-free, thanks to having your littlest one in your baby carrier. BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier One’s adjustable head support and versatile seating position lets your baby snooze or hang out and watch peacefully while you and your older kiddo bond.

4. Enjoy Big Freedom for Little Errands

When you have a baby, a trip to the grocery store can feel like a Herculean task. Babywearing takes the hassle out of running simple errands by eliminating the need for a big bulky stroller, particularly handy when navigating those narrow store aisles. And with four front and back carrying positions, the Baby Carrier One ensures your baby will be comfy however they like to be carried, wherever you need to carry them.

5. Be Your New Walker’s Back-Up Plan

Before you know it, that little baby you brought home will be in full-on toddler mode, wanting to walk everywhere on their own. Being the parenting pro that you are, you’ll know it’s only a matter of time until they run out of steam. This doesn’t mean you have to lug your stroller around “just in case,” or break your back carrying them regularly. Keep your Carrier One at the ready, and you’ll be prepared to come to your kiddo’s aid whenever they need a rest. Best of all, you can use the carrier until they reach 3 years or 33 lbs.!

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