The first few moments after birth are usually charming, what with you wafting around a practically weightless baby and getting those stares of pure admiration from everyone. The struggles are there, yes, and there's one in particular that you may find very frustrating; carrying your baby. The rate at which babies gain weight is just remarkable in just a few weeks, you find yourself ready to give anything to have someone carry them for you. This is probably how babywearing was invented. Surprisingly, however, it has a lot more benefits than just making it easy for you to carry the baby. Here are a few of those:
IT OFFERS CONVENIENCE
This is the number one reason why many mothers wear their babies. Imagine pushing a stroller in the dense metro human traffic where people barely watch where they are going, and your face is inches away from someone else's. You could try a backpack carrier, but the thought of someone quickly snatching off the baby or doing something terrible to them should promptly put it out of the question. A baby wrap, on the other hand, is entirely secure and you can easily walk around just like you did when you were pregnant.
IT MIMICS THE WOMB
Babywearing puts the child in the same position as they were in while in the womb, and this goes a long way in minimizing the fuss and even getting the baby to sleep. The latter works almost entirely in the first few months, and the baby can comfortably sleep through the whole trip as long as they are not irritated or disturbed.
IT IS A GREAT WAY OF COMFORTING THE BABY
Mothers have found that even some of the most colic babies calm down almost immediately when their mother or father wears them. The personal contact does wonders. The baby gets a sense of security and attachment when they are in touch with their parents. The movement also provides a soothing effect that most times, sends them straight to sleep.
IT IS A GREAT CHANCE FOR THE BABY TO BOND WITH THEIR PARENTS
As mentioned above, babywearing gives the baby a sense of security, which is necessary for developing attachments and bonds with the one carrying them. The baby will remember the smell, touch, and the voice of their mom or dad when they are worn often enough.
IT HELPS THE BABY LEARN
When you wear a baby, particularly when they are facing forward, they get to see everything you see and hear sounds they can relate to what they see. They get to see the world from your point of view, and even if they forget most of it, the little details they retain are beneficial in improving their learning experience.
In conclusion, wearing a baby is an excellent way of bonding with them and soothing them. It is not only convenient and safe but also provides the little one with a chance to see the world and learn
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