Babywearing Info

Babywearing simply means holding or carrying a baby or young child using a cloth baby carrier. Holding babies is natural and universal; baby carriers make it easier and more comfortable, allowing parents and caregivers to hold or carry their children while attending to the daily tasks of living. Babywearing helps a new dad put a fussy newborn to sleep. It allows a new mom to use both hands to make a sandwich. It lets an experienced parent or caregiver carry a baby on her back and wash the dishes, do the laundry, take a hike, or weed the garden, all while keeping the baby safe and content.

Babywearing is a skill.

There are many baby carriers on the market.  However, a commercial baby carrier is not necessary for babywearing.  Many people use simple pieces of cloth to safely and comfortably carry their babies.  Additionally, there is a learning curve with any baby product, including commercial baby carriers.  Parents and caregivers often benefit from thinking about babywearing as a skill they can learn, rather than the result of a product they can buy.  Many babywearing techniques can be learned in just a few minutes.  Some babywearing techniques, such as carrying a baby on your back, take more time and practice to master, but the extra effort is rewarded with liberation and increased comfort.

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(Information from Babywearing International)


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