Wear all the babies: My Favorite Baby Carriers – Latched on Love

Wear all the babies: My Favorite Baby Carriers

Babywearing and breastfeeding often go hand in hand. But babywearing is an invaluable tool even if you are not breastfeeding. It makes life MUCH easier and also makes everyday tasks and outings doable. I personally have no idea how I would function without babywearing.  

Babywearing is especially important for newborns in the fourth trimester. They have been inside your womb for 9 months and the outside world can be a pretty scary and uncomfortable transition! Babywearing makes them feel secure and close to you. It also promotes breastfeeding and can increase or stabilize your milk supply when bay is close to you and has skin to skin contact. My favorite wrap for this time period was a Moby Wrap. It certainly takes some practice and is daunting at first but once you get the hang of it- it will be a lifesaver.

 

Once my daughter got a bit bigger, we started using a ring sling and a Tula. I was pretty intimidated by the ring sling at first but gave it a few tries and realized how simple it was to get on and off (prefect for running errands!). The Tula is great for longer outings and walks since it doesn't hurt my back or shoulders at all. 

Honestly, I constantly find myself looking at parents with strollers thinking how on earth they lug that thing around and think how much easier life is with her in the carrier attached to me. I only use our stroller to go for runs. I'm all about simplifying life and babywearing does just that!

 

January 04, 2016 by Erin M
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