Baby Wearing Peer Supporter

Baby Wearing Peer Supporter

Using a sling, wrap or baby carrier is a great way to facilitate nature needs by keeping babies close while still attending to the hussle and bussle of daily life. Knowing how to safely and comfortable carry your baby in a sling can be an essential tool for navigating the fourth trimester especially, and even beyond to preschooler years when closeness is often desired by teething, unwell, tired or upset children. As a trained Baby wearing Peer Support I am able to talk through sling safety, the types of carriers available and which may be best suited to your needs.  I hugely advocate safety over which type of carrier a parent chooses, I have volunteered at Sling Libraries (places which you can browse and try various slings for free!), worked in a baby wearing boutique assisting pregnant parents and parents to be with finding a sling suited to them and have years of personal experience wearing babies myself.

There are countless benefits to carrying babies including:

For Baby

  • Emotional development
  • Close to your heartbeat  – ”womb with a view”
  • Helps develop a sense of security and trust
  • Cries less as cues are responded to quicker
  • Stronger attachment
  • Increased breastfeeding 
  • Mental development
  • More time in a “quiet, alert state” – ideal for learning
  • Baby sees more of the world than from a buggy and learns social skills and communication faster
  • Physical development
  • Regulates temperature, breathing and heartbeat
  • Stimulates balance and muscular strength
  • Counts as “tummy time” which helps avoid flat head syndrome

For Caregiver

  • Hands-free!
  • Sheer convenience
  • Get on with the things you want to do
  • Easier to get around in busy places, country paths, holidays and public transports (no need to carry a car seat, or pushchair into your car,or upstairs)
  • Gentler for your back than carrying with hands (or than carrying a car seat)
  • Emotions
  • Helps to bond
  • Less crying
  • Get to know baby faster and better (read cues)
  • Helps with breastfeeding
  • Helps with postnatal depression
  • Helps siblings adjust to a new baby