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Benefits of Babywearing

Benefits of Carrying your Baby Close

  • Supports 4th Trimester conditions. Carrying helps to create the safe environment they know and are accustomed to.
  • Helps caregivers to bond with baby and helps to create secure attachment.
  • Helps with reflux, colic and constipation.
  • Having baby close helps release oxytocin (known as the love hormone) for both caregiver and baby.
  • Promotes responsive feeding (whether breast or bottle fed).
  • Frequency and length of crying reduces when baby is held close.
  • Safe place to sleep. Keeping baby close and in view, including day times sleep, reduces the risk of SIDS.
  • An ergonomic carrier supports baby in a way that supports healthy hip, spine and muscle development and balance.
  • Hands free. Caregivers are able to wear baby therefore giving comfort and support in a safe way whilst also able to use both hands.
  • Encourages positive mental and emotional development.
K.Coll-Cats & S.Morris 2018

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