If you have never heard of Baby Wearing it can seem an odd term. But in many ways it is the most natural thing you can do! When your baby is born he (or she) is bewildered by this cold hard world and the one place he feels safe is Mama’s arms. But even a fresh new 7lb squish feels pretty heavy surprisingly fast, so supporting them in a carrier keeps them safe and happy, and frees your hands as well!
And there are some amazing benefits for Mum and baby (and Dad and baby of course). If you breastfeed it helps build and maintain your supply. It helps your baby regulate their body temperature – no worries about them over-heating or getting cold, Mama’s body will actually warm or cool in response to baby’s needs. It is an amazing way to bond, they are snuggled up to you, hearing your heart beat just as they did in utero. For Dads it is a perfect way to build that bond and give Mama a well deserved break. If (when) your baby won’t settle it is a fast way to comfort them, and if you are unlucky enough to have a colicky baby you can take comfort in the fact that baby’s stress levels are much lower when crying in arms, even if they are still crying. And, well, it’s just lovely. Who doesn’t want to cwtch their baby as much as they can?!