Our instincts tell us to keep our babies close, where they are safe and being loved. Our busy and demanding lives however, often do not allow us to listen to our instincts. Using a carrier to keep our young ones close while keeping our hands free is a way to make our lives more convenient, while at the same time, allowing us to better meet our baby’s basic needs.
While there are a variety of child-rearing theories, attachment researchers all agree on one thing: in order for a baby’s emotional, intellectual, and physiological systems to function optimally, the continued presence of the mother, one of the most important benefits of babywearing, is a necessary regulatory influence. Babywearing is incredibly helpful in integrating your baby into your daily life. You can interact with your baby throughout the day, breastfeed frequently, and still play with an older child and accomplish adult tasks. It is natural for a baby to be close to their mother and babies are generally happiest when being held.
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