CONVENIENCE // Throw the sling in your bag (already threaded!) and have an easy way to carry baby on a walk, through the grocery store, or to events for older children.
SOOTHES BABY // All of us have felt the witching hour sneak up, teething babies who can’t be settled or upset stomachs. Carrying baby can reduce infant crying by 43% when they are worn 3 hours or more in the day!
HEALTH // When baby is worn, they are connected to our breathing, our heartbeat, and our movements. Their body feeds off of our rhythm! This stimulates babies own responses (especially great for premature infants).
INCREASED PARENTAL CONFIDENCE // When we are interacting closely with baby in the sling we learn their cues, and become more fully attached and confident in our relationship.
CONNECTION // When a baby is worn by another caregiver (grandparent, father etc.), it's a great way for baby to learn new people, and to learn to love them!
1 – Hunziker UA, Garr RG. (1986) Increased carrying reduces infant crying: A random-ized controlled trial. Pediatrics 77:641-648