If you have a newborn at home, you're likely carrying them for hours on end. That's totally normal. Newborns want to be near you, on you and held by you. But this need that your baby has can make everyday life a lot trickier. How are you going to text that friend you've been wanting to see for so long, if you have a baby in your arms? How about pouring yourself a glass of water or carrying grocery bags? One word: babywearing!
Babywearing—the act of wearing or carrying your baby with the help of a special carrier—has been around for centuries. Nomadic people used to wear their babies to travel with them more effectively. And families in Africa, Mexico and many other parts of the world still to this day use specialized fabrics or traditional carriers on the daily. In the past couple of years, this old tradition has gained popularity in the United States. That's because babywearing provides the best of both worlds—a loving way to hold your baby and the convenience of hands-free parenting.
Here are 10 benefits of babywearing, for both baby and you.
1. It's great for traveling with your baby.
Babywearing allows you to go places without having to push a stroller or carry it from one...