Babywearing Benefits: Hands Free

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Carrying your little one in a sling allows you to have your hands free, enabling you to comfort your baby, play with your other children and get along with everyday activities. You don’t have to be on the move, just busy at home or in the garden.

In this blog post, celebrating International Babywearing Week, the personal comments below demonstrate quite how much babywearing has helped families care for their little ones, whilst getting on with everyday life and how it’s made parenting that little bit easier!

With 3 wonderful boys in less than 4 years, babywearing probably saved our life! It’s like having a superpower, I’m able to keep my baby right where he needs to be, we are both happy and comfortable and I can continue to take care of my family and me. “ –Danielle L

When our 3rd child was born, that’s when I truly became a fan of the practicality and necessity of babywearing. I had 3 little ones under the age of 5, little explorers at that, and needed all the extra hands I could get. I fell more in love with woven wraps” -Sophie B

Juggling was an acquired skill that I just didn’t have yet. As a military spouse, my husband was gone a lot for work, deployments, and training missions. Babywearing has helped me to keep my youngest baby happy while tending to the needs of my oldest. It allowed me the freedom to hold both of my children near. It allowed me to spend time with my oldest child who is aware of the absence of her father when he was gone and her emotions were high. I was able to give her the extra love she needed without neglecting the needs of my other child.” – Kaylee F

I love that babywearing allows me to snuggle my baby securely, and still hold my two older girls’ hands as we walk to the park. I love that I can find beautiful patterns and colors that make me feel special and pretty even when I’ve been up all night with a sick child” – Lisa C

Fast forward two years and i’ve recently had my second baby. he is content and easy going even without the baby wearing – but wearing him helps me keep in touch with his big brother and helps me manage two small kids.’ – Jennifer H

Babywearing has become an integral part of my family’s life for the past 3 1/2 years. This past year has been the hardest but most rewarding year of my life as we welcomed our fourth child and the 3rd in the last 3 years. Babywearing has immensely helped me with bonding and nursing my LO but also bond with my other children. Wearing her allows me to participate more fully with my other children but still have her close. It helps me get things done around the house and especially helps when running errands. Since she is my last baby, it’s also helped me come to terms with this reality and just snuggle more closely with her. I am incredibly grateful my friend introduced me to babywearing!” – Courtney K

Illustration by Oscha

Illustration by Oscha.

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