Babywearing is the practice of keeping your baby or toddler close and connected to you as you engage in daily activities through the use of a carrier.
It is a traditional practice that has been used for generations in many cultures and becoming more mainstream in modern society.
Babywearing has many benefits for both children and caregivers: promotes bonding, supports breastfeeding, can help combat postpartum depression, makes caregiving easier, and can be a lifesaver for parents with high-needs kids.
Studies show that babies who are worn and stay close to their caregiver sleep, feed, and grow better. One study found that carried 6-week-olds cried 43% less than other children.
Babywearing can be practiced by a wide variety of caregivers including Moms, Dads, Grandparents, siblings, nannies...anyone who cares for a newborn, infant, or toddler.
With babywearing becoming more popular there are many safe and effective carrier options for every budget and style.
Do you carry your babies? What’s your favorite carrier?