Imagine a way to hold your little one close to you every day and to have the ability to create a way to build your child’s self-esteem. As a busy parent, it’s nice to be able to get the day’s chores completed, but often when you have a newborn or growing baby, it doesn’t happen. You end up tending to your sweet child instead, which is more of a priority when you have a young baby. Thankfully with babywearing you can complete all of your tasks throughout the day while taking care of your baby. Keep reading to learn all about babywearing and why moms and dads love it!
All About Babywearing
Babywearing is the term used for parents holding their baby close with either a sling or pouch. Many people believe that if you hold your baby close for too long the child will grow up to be spoiled and clingy. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Carry your baby and he or she will not grow up clingy and demanding, but instead the child will feel secure, loved, and will develop a positive self-esteem and development. Furthermore, babywearing is also beneficial for the parents who desire to get daily tasks done. There are many other benefits babywearing has as well, discussed next.
The Many Reasons Why Babywearing Helps Your Baby Grow Up and Develop Into a Strong and Healthy Individual
- Babywearing decreases the occurrence of postpartum depression in a mother. A mother holding her baby close can feel a stronger bond to her little one, thus preventing depression from developing or decreasing it if the mother is experiencing depression.
- Holding your baby in a sling creates an intimate connection between a parent and child. It also results in a positive intellectual, physical, and social development for babies.
- If you wear your baby, they have better digestion since you are holding them close, thus preventing acid reflux and colic from taking place.
- Wearing your baby also decreases fussiness and nurtures a healthy and loving relationship between both parent and child. As a parent, you are also more in tune with your baby’s needs.
- Constantly meet your baby’s needs by frequently wearing your baby close to you daily. Babywearing meets your baby's needs of warmth, love, touch, and food right away.
- Wear your baby and enjoy watching him or her fall asleep more quickly. Usually, your baby will also sleep for a longer period of time feeling comfy in his or her sling. Plus, having your child close to you helps them feel secure; therefore helping your child develop a healthy self-esteem that they’ll carry into adulthood.
- Studies also show that babywearing improves your child’s circulation, aids in digestion and supports respiration.
- Teach your child to stay calm by stimulating their nervous system in a sling or pouch. As you hold him close to you are decreasing feelings of stress that may arise and instead helping him feel relaxed because he is close to you. He can also listen to your heartbeat, which is also extremely calming to a baby.
- You baby also learns more while you wear him and in the process you help him develop his learning skills and provide healthy brain development.
- A mother can breastfeed her child without having to sit down. It makes it easy and accessible for a baby to eat.
How myheartcreative Supports Babywearing
We support babywearing by spreading the message and benefits through personal relationships, classes, blogs, videos, and shows. We also often donate our Baby Ring Slings to Lift Me Up along with sending over 50 slings so far this year to Haiti through New Song Mission. We encourage families near and far to enjoy togetherness through beautiful designs.
myheartcreative offers babywearing products that make staying close to your child easy. Wear your baby daily with a stylish ring sling in whatever color you’d like. Visit our shop for a variety of colors and to learn more about our babywearing products. You’ll love our durable, trendy, and comfy slings that allow you to wear your baby daily and helps deepen the special loving relationship between you and your child.
Posted on Wed, August 12, 2015
by Sierra Greenman filed under