WHAT IS BABYWEARING
Although babywearing is new to Western culture, it has been around for thousands of years.
For centuries, parents around the world have used various types of fabrics, shawls, blankets, scarves, etc.
to keep in touch with their toddlers during the day.
Babywearing means carrying a baby close to you in one of the available ways:
in a carrier, a ring sling, or woven wrap or elastic wrap.
Babywearing is a combination of beauty and functionality for active families.
Babywearing is becoming more and more popular in many families around the globe as we discover its benefits.
Benefits of Babywearing: - It has been proven that carried babies cry less often. Carried babies are generally calmer as more of their original needs are met. - Carrying is facilitated by kangarooing, which has many benefits for the baby: it helps to maintain the right body temperature of the baby,
improves the functioning of the heart and lungs and supports breastfeeding.
- Carrying a baby may promote the secretion of oxytocin in men and women, which strengthens the bond between
the caregiver and the baby and contributes to the well-being of both. Especially when carrying newborns, the mother's
oxytocin levels are increased through physical contact with the infant, leading to a more intimate maternal bond,
easier breastfeeding and better care, and thus reducing the incidence of postpartum depression and psychosomatic disease in the mother,
similarly the father carrying the baby has benefits for the paternal bond.
- The correct carrying position supports the proper development of the baby's spine.
- Positive emotions and experiences, such as eye contact with the baby and conversations while being carried,
influence the development of the baby's brain and social skills.
- Parental rhythms (gait, heartbeat, etc.) can have a balancing and soothing effect on babies.
- Babies are "humanized" earlier through social development. Babies are closer to people and can learn facial expressions,
learn languages faster and know body language.
- Upright position and light rocking when worn is a natural massage that supports the work of the baby's digestive system.
- The caregiver can see, hear, smell, touch, taste, feed and exercise necessary for continuous nervous development, digestive and respiratory health, and to establish balance (development of the inner ear), and muscle tone is constant. Reduces the risk of positional plagiocephaly ("flat head syndrome") caused by long periods in a car seat and sleeping on your back. Babywearing a baby is a form of baby transport that can be used as long as we wish, often up to infancy and beyond.
In the industrialized world, babywearing has gained popularity in recent decades.
Babywearing allows the wearer to have two hands free to perform two-handed tasks while also ensuring that the baby is held or breastfed.
In the Western world, baby carriers can also be seen as an expression of fashion and can be worn as part of an outfit.
They come in many different designs and colors and are available in many different types of fabrics
from specialized manufacturers including bamboo, silk, hemp, cotton, wool, linen / linen and, more recently,
some synthetic blends such as Modal, Tencel. Many brands try to use only natural fibers that are skin – friendly and high quality.