Celebrities do it, women all over the world have done it for centuries, heck, I loved it and so did my son - here's a pic to prove it! He looks pretty happy, right? Then my little monster got too big... I'm talking about babywearing. It's an ancient tradition that is still upheld today with all manner of carriers available to the willing parent, however, it isn't as prevalent as it once was, thanks to high-end pram style and technology.
The benefits of babywearing cannot be underestimated and that's why Babes in Arms initiated the annual Australia and New Zealand Babywearing Week, this year from October 8-14.
The benefits of babywearing include the reduction in crying and fussiness in babies by up to 51%; promoting healthy sleep patterns; accelerating infant growth; increasing learning ability as well as a baby’s sense of security and attachment to their caregiver. Babywearing also benefits parents by significantly decreasing the stress associated with crying and anxious babies.
There are few things more soothing for a baby than being held close to Mum or Dad's heartbeat, to feel their warmth and security, so get involved in Babywearing Week to raise awareness about its importance in modern parenting. Visit the Australia and New Zealand Babywearing Week Facebook page
to find out how.
And visit shop at Babes in Arms
to find the right carrier or sling to suit you, bub and your lifestyle.