Babywearing may be the current buzzword for it but we all know that carrying babies in a sling or wrap of some sort has been around for thousands of years. What hasn’t changed is just how convenient carriers can be: having a cup of tea, checking emails or simply going for a walk is easier when you’re hands free.
“There’s lots of research that confirms there are lots of benefits for little ones when they are carried in a wrap. The close contact promotes their physical, social and cognitive development”
Some people can find the array of wraps, slings and carrier daunting so here’s some tips and guidance to help you become a hands-free parent.
It’s good for you – and your baby
There’s lots of research that confirms there are lots of benefits for little ones when they are carried in a wrap. The close contact promotes their physical, social and cognitive development, can help reduce colicky symptoms and even crying.
For you? You keep your baby close and get a work out at the same time! With a good carrier, you’ll find you walk and stand better, improving your posture – and it’s a bit of a workout too!
If you still need convincing, The Independent recently suggested that slings had even helped prehistoric man by making our ‘brains bigger’!
Find your nearest sling library
To get started, contact your nearest sling library where you can get expert advice, support and lots of carriers to try out. It’s also social and a great opportunity to meet other mums