Reasons to Practice Baby Wearing


Baby wearing, the practice of wearing a child in a sling or other carrier has been practiced for centuries throughout the world, but in recent years it has become increasingly popular, in part because of the influence that was born of the parents.

Dr. William Sears, a pediatrician, came up with a re-creation of the phrase. One of the principles of child rearing is the wearing of a child.

There are many advantages of wearing a baby for both the parent and the child, including:

1. It's incredibly convenient

When we carry a child in a carrier, we can walk freely without thinking about how to manage steps, negotiate with crowds or narrow aisles, as we do when using a stroller. This also allows us to have two free hands for tasks such as laundry or shopping, while also caring for the baby's need for a carry.

Many users of sling said that it is easier on the back and shoulders than to carry their baby either to the car seat or to hold hands without arms. The weight of the child is distributed evenly over the upper part of the body when using a carrier.

I travel a lot with my daughter, and since then she was about three months old. I've always found that my belt is especially convenient when you travel around the bustling airports, especially when several bags change. I did not even have to bother her when she went through the guard because she was allowed to stay in her line.

2. Wearing a child promotes physical development

When the child was transported in a sling, it is fully in tune with the carrier, from the rhythm of her breathing to the movements that she makes. This stimulation helps regulate his physical reactions. It was said that the strap acts as a "transitional uterus" for a new child. Studies have even shown that premature babies, who are moved and held, gain weight faster and healthier than children who do not. (1)

3. Babies who wear in the sling seem to be happy, smart children

Not surprisingly, studies have shown that children cry and put less when they are held. The researchers found that a practicing child dressed for three hours a day reduces baby crying by 43 percent overall and 54 percent in the evening hours.

In a study in Montreal, consisting of a group of 99 babies and mothers for six weeks, those babies who were worn by their mothers wept an average of 43% less than those who did not have frequent habits of wearing child. It is also especially useful for colic babies who are much happier, but even children with content will also enjoy the warmth and comfort of staying.

This also affects the development of the child, as reducing fussy time allows more time for them to be vigilant and responsive. Sling-babies seem to spend more time in a state of calm wakefulness, which is a behavioral state in which the baby is most satisfied and able to interact with his environment. It is called the optimal state of learning for a child.

4. Sling-babies get "humanized" earlier

Another reason that carrying a child improves learning is that the child is closely related to the activities of the caregiver. The child becomes very aware of the face of the parents, the rhythm of walking and the sense of smell while carrying. The child realizes and learns, facial expression, body language, breathing patterns and the emotions of the caregiver.

Intimacy also increases the interaction between the parent and the child. The parent will be very easy to treat the child when he is so close. Unhappy babies are deeply involved in the world of their parents because they are involved in the activities of the mother and father. For example, a child keeps in the trunk while the parent makes purchases in stores, hears, smells and sees how the parent does it. As a result, he is more exposed and involved in what is happening around him.

5. Wearing the baby is healthy for you!

As any mother agrees, it may be difficult to find time for classes when you care about a small one. It seems that the days revolve around the schedule of food and sleep, but if you carry your child with you throughout the day or go for a walk with the baby in your rope, you will enjoy the benefits of both walking and weightlifting. A nice trip to the sling is also a great way to help the tired, but overly stimulated, baby falls asleep.

6. Kids love the safety of the carrier

Carriers are usually associated with babies, but they can be very useful for babies; in most cases children under 40 pounds. The world can be a terrible place for kids who feel confident when they can retreat to the safety of the carrier in unfamiliar surroundings. Babies can become excessive in the new environment, and a trip in the carrier helps to soothe and soothe them.

This can be very useful in places where a small child in a stroller can miss many of the sights around it. I used the carrier when at the Zoo with my daughter when she was little. She was able to observe the sights much better than in her stroller. Having her in the trunk was much easier on her hands than on her unsupported condition.

7. Slings are a great tool for fathers

As they are transferred, the child gets used to their voice, palpitations, movements and facial expressions, and the two reinforce their affection. Fathers do not have a head on communication, but that does not mean that they cannot compensate for this as soon as their child is born. The same goes for grandparents and other family members who want to learn about a new arrival. Squatting is close to the line - a great way to get to know the baby in your life, and that the child introduced you!

8. Slings are economical

New slings can be bought for only $ 20. Shopping for the arrival of a new baby can be challenging, but rest assured, buying a sling will be much more economical than a stroller or other accessories for children on your shopping list.

9. Wearing a child is fun

There is little that can be compared to the joy that comes from hugging next to your beautiful baby. You may also find that as your child grows, the presence in her line facilitates communication and allows you to observe her reaction to the activities around her.

This is equally fun for the child because when she is at eye level, other adults notice and interact with her. She will feel part of your life, and you will become more and more fascinated by this wonderful little man.


1 - "Current knowledge about skin-to-skin (kangaroo) care for pre-term infants." J Perinatol. 1991 Sep;11(3):216-26.
2 - "Increased carrying reduces infant crying: A randomized controlled trial." Hunziker UA, Garr RG. (1986) Pediatrics 77:641-648.

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