This comfy baby sling dry’s quickly and is the most breathable of the whole hugabub range due to the Mesh Fabric Design. Love this addition to the wonderful hugabub sling family .
What is Babywearing?
This is the name given to using a baby carrier as an integral part of your parenting style. When you wear your baby, it is an instinctive parenting style where a baby is held close to the parent in a sling or pouch for a substantial part of the day. It allows a busy parent the freedom to continue their normal daily routine while providing the richest and most desirable environment for their child.
Social conditioning has led parents to believe that if a baby is held or carried too frequently they will be spoilt, clingy or demanding. Modern research reveals quite the opposite and hugabub have been leading the way in this research for decades.
The physical and psychological benefits associated with baby wearing encourage children to feel secure and content and build a solid sense of self-esteem. Babywearing calms fussy babies and helps decrease the occurrence of postnatal depression.
The close proximity of the baby enables parents to respond to ‘non-crying’ signals, which results in less frustration and stress and most of all… less crying. Babywearing not only promotes an intimate connection between parent and baby, it is hailed as one of the most important factors in the healthy physical, intellectual and social development of infants.
Research is showing that babywearing promotes good digestion which is believed to greatly eases the distressing symptoms of colic and reflux. Babies worn in slings are less clingy due to the support and trust they develop from being around parents and caregivers regularly, just like in indigenous communities.
When having out in a baby carrier,s babies are AT the centre of activity not THE centre of attention, which is a wonderful environment proven to stimulate brain development and cognitive learning.
A study published in the Pediatrics journal found that babywearing reduces crying and fussiness by up to 51%, with parents feeling more competent and nurturing toward their children. Being in close physical contact with a parent provides a baby with a rich learning environment where all of their most important needs can be met – food, warmth, love and touch. Babies who are carried learn more, stimulating brain development and expanding their future learning potential.
At Nature’s Child, we strongly recommend baby wearing as part of a practical solution to daily activities as well as all these wonderful benefits.