I’m a self proclaimed babywearing guru. I am deeply passionate and true believer in baby wearing. And I want to tell everyone about babywearing!I have been wearing my daughter for over 22 months. And I will keep wearing her until I can’t carry her weight any longer. Now I don’t wear her all the time. She needs to walk and get her gross motor development on too. I wear my daughter when it’s appropriate for us. Like on a hike, at the grocery store (this will change your life!), a long walk, etc.
I feel very judging when I see caregivers of very young infant in strollers rather than being worn. I feel pulls on my heart strings and I feel my heart breaking a little. I feel a wave of intense empathy when I see the physical distance between an infant and caregiver. I am so passionate about baby wearing because my daughter and I have benefited from all the positive effects.
Why I love baby wearing for 3 reasons:
- It’s comfortable.
- It’s convenient
- It’s bonding
Benefits of Babywearing:
- Healthy babies
- Happy Babies
- Excellent Bonding Tool
- Confidence in Caregivers
- Breastfeeding is more successful
Baby wearing is not a new concept. We have been wearing our babies since we started having babies. It is natural. It is instinctual. And it’s science.
Once my daughter was born I could feel my instincts calling to alway be close to my baby. It felt right. It felt natural. I felt at peace when my daughter and I were together.
There are a variety of resources sand research that clearly identifies and explains the positive effect of babywearing.
Babywearing International, Inc. (BWI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote babywearing as a universally accepted practice, with benefits for both child and caregiver, through education and support. The heart of BWI is our network of local chapters which provide free educational meetings and support within their own communities.
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Regardless of your feelings about baby wearing, science and research tells it is BEST PRACTICE. Reflect on your interests and even roadblocks to baby wearing. Push yourself to a high level of parenting by choosing baby wearing because it is extremely beneficial for your child.
Now go WEAR THAT BABY!