Baby wearing refers to carrying your child on your body in a particular device (there is a variety of different baby carriers available). This allows the one holding/carrying the baby to move about easier and allows them to have the use of both their hands, all while keeping baby close and comfortable. This article lays out eight reasons why baby wearing is a terrific idea!
“When it comes to babywearing the first question is often what is it, exactly? Well, babywearing is a very simple idea. Instead of carrying your child in your arms, babywearing is when you use a carrying device, such as a specially designed backpack or even a simple cloth wrap to tie your child to your body thus allowing your hands to be free but your child to still be with you. This practice of babywearing has been around for thousands of years. From the ancient Egyptians to people today, mobility and childcare often go hand in hand. Not only does babywearing provide you with additional mobility as opposed to carrying your child in your hands, it is also better for your body and keeps your child calm and safe. Here are some reasons to think about babywearing:
1. Mobility – Being able to move about freely is one of the great benefits of babywearing over carrying. When you carry a baby you are confined not only by not having both hands free but also because you cannot move as fast or in the same manner as you would normally.”