As more and more parents start wearing their babies it’s important to address the fact that all baby carriers are NOT created equal. There are a few things you need to keep in mind to make sure that your baby is safe. Not just their physical safety, but also their psychological safety as well.
You should always keep your baby facing you. emotionally this builds a bond with the parent or caregiver that the child needs. There are tons of benefits to wearing your baby including being less fussy and smarter! It’s even been shown to reduce the risk of SIDS. You are snuggling your baby more and making eye contact with them when they are looking towards you. When babies are facing forward they can be overstimulated by everything they are trying to focus on. When my daughter was in the NICU for over a month after she was born I wasn’t able to hold her and snuggle her like I would have if she were at home. When I was at the NICU with her she was in my arms and on my chest to help her heal. It’s also been proven that Kangaroo care or wearing your baby that is premature they spend that much need extra time in your womb, growing in an outside womb. I’m convinced that this is what helped bring Peanut home faster and SVT free.
It’s also important to keep them inward facing because of the physical problems that it can cause also. Babies should be supported under their legs all the way to their knees. There are some carriers that only support the crotch area and this can cause hip dysplasia because their legs aren’t being properly supported. This can only be achieved by inward facing.
We used a Boba wrap when Peanut was little. I was able to wear her around the house while I did what I needed to and she got the skin to skim healing in my arms.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Boba. The opinions and text are all mine.