Top Five Reasons To Wear Baby
it’s true……. sling babies cry less! In a study published in the journal Pediatrics, researches found that baby wearing for three hours a day or more reduced infant crying by 43 percent overall and 54 percent during evening hours.
Baby Wearing Is Good For You
Keep you baby close and happy while playing with your toddler, get out and about whilst baby is sound a sleep, breastfeed discreetly you will no longer need to transport a heavy stroller around in the car or to get onto a bus. A baby sling is very handy and convenient, our slings fold neatly into its matching pouch, which will fit nicely in your handbag!
Premature babies and babies with special needs often enter the world with fragile nervous systems. When baby rides in a sling attached to his mother, baby is in tune with the rhythm of her breathing, the sound of her heart beat and movements mother makes. This stimulation helps babies to regulate their own physical responses.
Builds Parenting Confidence & Child Bonding
Research has shown that babies who are carried often and have their needs met frequently are more likely to grow up to be confident adults. As a parent becomes more attuned to baby’s needs as baby is being carried, the parent also becomes more confident in being a parent. This cycle of positive interaction deepens the mutual attachment between parent and child, and is especially beneficial for mother who are at risk or suffering from postpartum depression.
Advances Baby’s Learning
Babies spend more time in a ‘quiet, alert state’ when carried – the ideal state for learning. Studies indicate that ‘worn’ babies have improved visual and auditory alertness relative to children that are frequently left on the floor or in a crib or playpen. Other studies indicate that carried babies have improved speech development since they are more directly exposed to normal adult conversation and everyday life.
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