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When can I start babywearing?

Welcoming a new baby into your life brings joy and challenges, especially when juggling various responsibilities like caring for older children, managing household chores or pursuing hobbies and work commitments. Integrating babywearing into your daily routine from the very beginning can be transformative. Here's a guide on how to do it effectively:


Selecting the Right Carrier

The first step is choosing the most suitable baby carrier for your needs. Whether you opt for a buckle carrier, meh dai, stretchy wrap or woven wrap, prioritize carriers that ensure proper positioning, sufficient head support and unrestricted airflow for newborns. But what constitutes proper positioning? Discover more @Is Your Carrier Smiling? to ensure you're on the right track. Additionally, consider your own comfort and support requirements. It's crucial that you feel completely at ease with your carrier or wrap choice. Given the overwhelming array of options available in the market, seeking guidance from certified babywearing educators can save you time, money and effort, while helping you kickstart your confident babywearing journey instantly.



Health Considerations

Do you have medical concerns, such as recovering from childbirth, including cesarean sections, pelvic floor issues? Selecting the right carrier to maintain proper posture are crucial for here your health and safety. Concerning your health issues, make sure you consult your healthcare provider for personalized advice.


Benefits for Parents

Babywearing offers more than just continuous contact with your baby - it enhances mobility, reduces physical strain and promotes endurance and flexibility. It may also serve as a therapeutic tool, fostering bonding and aiding in healing during the postpartum period.


Practical Tips

Remember that various carrier options cater to different needs and preferences. Stretchy wraps are excellent options for newborns. When choosing a carrier, prioritize functionality and capacity of the carrier to support your (growing) baby in a healthy position over features like 8 position options. Pricey carriers are necessarily fitting or comfortable. The cheapest carriers might lack quality and fit. The "ergonomic" on the label does not mean fitting or supportive, more @ Ergonomic Doesn't Equal Fitting. Ensure that the chosen carrier accommodates both you and your partner's preferences, irrespective of the brand. Remember, your baby can still have a view even without being forward facing in the carrier! Explore this topic deeper @ "Is Forward Facing So Much Fun?" for further insights.


Incorporate babywearing into your daily life to experience its transformative benefits for both you and your baby!


Carry on ♥️


Yours,


Michaela

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