Friday, March 4, 2016

The Benefits of Baby Wearing

sling, consultant, lactation consultation, baby carrierBaby Wearing has been practiced for centuries all around the world; for many, it is and always has been an important part of life. Each culture developed a way for a mother to carry her baby while allowing her hands to be free to perform the necessary tasks of daily life. Today we have research to support that the traditional ways were likely the best ways.

Research shows that Baby Wearing may support the development of Happier, Healthier, Smarter, Safer Babies, and happier parents! Here are some reasons why....
  • The gentle movement and closeness to a parent reminds a baby of being in the womb.
  • The more babies are held, the less they cry. Crying raises the level of cortisol (a stress hormone) in the baby.
  • A fussy, tired baby can be easily put to sleep when placed in a sling and taken for a walk.
  • Babies who are worn may smile more and may have better social development with a better sense of self-esteem and independence.
  • Baby wearing may decrease the risk of flat head syndrome that can result from too much time spent lying in a stroller, car seat, or crib.
  • Baby wearing may lessen spitting up, colic, and reflux because of the upright position.
  • Baby wearing allows the baby to be an active participant in the movement of parents, thus promoting better neurological development.
  • Carried babies develop a strong and secure attachment to their moms and dads (grandparents and caregivers can also participate!).
Learning to wear your baby has a definite learning curve, so please don't give up. It does take practice.
Sling Clinics
Free Sling Clinics are offered in all locations once a week. In each
clinic our experienced instructors will demonstrate a variety of slings and
carriers such as:
Baby Carriers, Baby Wearing
So, leave your stroller and car-seat in the car and experience
the joys and benefits of wearing your baby!
Purchase a baby carrier online here...
or find a wider selection in-store.
Santa Monica
2415 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Sling Clinics held Thursdays at 1pm
No appointment necessary.
1248 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90038
Sling Clinics held Tuesdays at 3pm
No appointment necessary.