Babywearing at Home
Babywearing at home is just one of the most lovely things you can do with a newborn. From doing the housework to exercise: a Baby Carrier makes life indoors so much more enjoyable. Our friends at Ergobaby have come up with their top reasons for babywearing at home. Plus, we suggest some gorgeous products to tempt you with!
Babywearing at home is ideal for:
- Getting things done around the home
- Interacting and soothing your baby
- Fitting in some daily exercise
- Helping you succeed with breastfeeding
Babywearing indoors helps parents get things done
Babywearing sounds pretty simple, and it is. Even the most independent baby can be clingy sometimes, but babywearing lets you get on with your life hands-free. Whether that’s giving some love and attention to another child, finally getting that cup of tea made and… wait for it… drunk whilst still hot. Or, just making your way through that ever-growing pile of washing. And pro tip: as your baby gets older try using the back carry or hip carry position if your carrier supports it. This will give you even more range of movement and freedom.
Ergobaby Four Position 360 Performance Baby Carrier – Cool Air Mesh lets you carry your baby on your front, (facing you and facing the world), hip and back. Now that’s what we call versatile!
Babywearing helps you interact with and soothe your baby
Explore the great indoors together! Now’s a great time to interact with your little one, even if it’s just pointing out colours or shapes in the living room or garden. Having your baby held up at your height means you can interact with them and show them your world from the safety and comfort of your body. Babies learn by watching faces, and babywearing puts your little one at conversational height. As a result, they get the best seat in the house!
Of course, one of the biggest benefits of babywearing is how much it can help you (and other caregivers) to bond with your baby. The benefit of babywearing at home is you can use your carrier for skin-to-skin contact which has been found to increase levels of oxytocin, the feel-good hormone. Plus, this can also reduce cortisol, the stress hormone.
Babywearing isn’t just for mums
And baby carriers aren’t just for mums. It’s ideal for dads that like to get out and about with their baby. Ergobaby Adapt Cool Air Mesh Baby Carrier has a rugged appearance and mesh panel that’s ideal for getting some air to baby (and dad) when they’re exploring together.
Babywearing at home can help fit in exercise
Fitting in some daily exercise is made easier with a Baby Carrier. Programmes like CARiFiT babywearing exercise classes enable you to exercise from the comfort of your own home whilst wearing your baby. So, it’s perfect for when your baby doesn’t want to be put down, but mama needs to get her sweat on!
The Ergobaby Adapt Baby Carrier is tailor-made for gentle exercise, right from baby’s earliest days. Suitable from 7lb – 45lb, it’s adjustable from newborn to toddler. Plus it has lumbar support to keep your back in good shape. Ergobaby makes its carriers in a huge range of beautiful shades but there’s also some brilliant prints to brighten up your day. For example, nostalgia fans will love the cute patterns of Ergobaby Adapt Baby Carrier – Hello Kitty.
Babywearing can help boost chances of breastfeeding success
In the blog Will using a baby carrier improve your chance of succeeding with breastfeeding? Dr. Henrik Norholt explains how an Ergobaby Baby Carrier can be of benefit to new mums. In fact, all Ergobaby carriers support breastfeeding while wearing your baby. It might take a little manoeuvring in the first instance and then a little practice, but it’ll soon become second nature.
Ergobaby 360, Adapt, Original and Omni 360 carriers all have a handy hood that can be used for privacy if it makes you feel more comfortable. Once you’ve got the hang of it and can breastfeed on the go, you’ll be amazed at your new-found freedom! And it’s not just the actual feed that babywearing can help with. Your carrier can be a lifesaver if your baby has reflux or is colicky as being held upright can help alleviate symptoms more quickly.
At BuggyBaby, we really like the Ergobaby Embrace Baby Carrier – Pure Black. This cross between a wrap and a carrier is super soft and snuggly. So it’s perfect for wrapping your newborn close in a cuddle. It comes in burgundy, blue and grey as well as black, so there’s bound to be a colour that you like.
Prefer a wrap? Ergobaby has you covered
The Ergobaby Aura Baby Wrap is really easy to tie, and can be used from birth. Unlike other wraps, it’s designed to support your baby’s hip positioning. Consequently you can rest easy knowing that it’s safe to wear. Made from super-soft, 100% viscose, the Aura comes in one size, which fits from petite to plus.
Shop lots more fantastic Ergobaby baby carriers at BuggyBaby.