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Babywearing: Keeping your work close and your babies closer!

There’s no doubt that babies prefer being held all the time… and why wouldn’t they? They are carried for almost a year prior to birth, in a cocoon of warmth and safety. Babywearing can provide a similar continued intimacy for you and your little one. Baby carriers and wraps allow parents to maintain that special bond, while also providing the luxury of being hands free! 

With the world we’re living in at the moment, babywearing really does make life easier. You can continue with your chores around the house without worrying about being far away when your little one needs you. Remember, a carried baby is a happy baby.

Two of the most beloved brands that are synonymous with babywearing are Ergobaby and BabyBjörn. Their main focus has always been to provide comfort for both baby and parent. 

Ergobaby is well known for their carriers and wraps that define comfort and ease of use. The brand was created by mom, Karin Frost whose humble design revolutionized how we carry babies. Beginning with a parent’s love for her child and her desire to keep him close, the ergonomic, comfortable design of the Ergobaby Baby Carrier was born.

One of the best selling products from Ergobaby is the Omni 360 Cool Air Mesh Baby Carrier:

Ergobaby Omni 360 Cool Air Mesh Baby Carrier

 

  • Parents and baby stay cool and comfy
  • Adjustable from newborn to toddler (3.2 kg – 20 kg)
  • All carry positions plus ultimate ventilation
  • Breathable, lightweight all-mesh carrier
  • Machine washable
  • Breastfeed in carrier

For more life savers from Ergobaby, click here

 

BabyBjörn sold their first baby bouncer in 1961. Founder & pioneer Björn Jakobson knew that it would make things easier for families with young children, and he was right – it’s been one of the best-loved products ever since! Björn and Lillemor, a textile designer and art director, got married and had four children, each of whom served as the inspiration behind a new product to solve an everyday dilemma.

Björn had always worked closely with pediatricians, and in the 1970s they encouraged him to develop a baby carrier. New findings at the time shed light on how important plenty of closeness is for newborns. Hjärtenära (“Close to Heart”) was unveiled in 1973, giving parents in Europe the means to carry their babies safely on their chest. Years later, and Hjärtenära still holds true

Fresh from BabyBjorn is the highly recommended Baby Carrier One Air 3D:

  •  0 – 3 years (min 3,5 kg/53 cm, max 15 kg/100 cm)
  • 4 front and back carrying positions
  • Inbuilt infant insert & adjustable head support
  • Ergonomic leg position
  •  Pressure-relieving waist belt
  •  Hip-friendly baby carrier

For more BabyBjorn favourites, click here

 

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Babywearing: 8 Reasons To Wear Your Baby

While it might seem like the latest trend in the babysphere, babywearing is anything but a new parenting trend. Since the dawn of man (and woman), human mums have strapped their babies close to their bodies. However, in recent years, some research has put across the view that carrying your baby too much may lead to them being clingy or demanding. In fact, many modern studies have shown a very different view. In addition to feelings of security and good self esteem there are a whole host of good reasons to wear your baby.

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How to choose the right baby carrier for you

It’s not easy to choose the right baby carrier. When I found out I was expecting, one of the first things that sprang to mind was babywearing. In my head I saw myself strolling effortlessly with my newborn strapped against me, close enough to kiss and cuddle. A romantic notion indeed, but as it turns out, as well as being idyllic, there are also numerous benefits to ‘wearing’ your baby. Modern research shows that it’s a wonderful way to bond and that the physical and psychological benefits encourage children to feel secure and content.

No surprises then that when I started my baby shop-a-thon (about a week after that thin blue line came into my life) the first thing I decided to invest in was a carrier. However, the world of baby carriers is a complicated one. There seems to be a new one, well, born every minute, and the glut of options can make it difficult for an inexperienced babywearer to know which style or brand is the best buy.

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