in a sling, pouch, or wrap, as well as some safety tips. Much of this information was gleaned from a longer
article at AskDrSears.com.
Why Wear Your Baby in a Sling?
Babies whose mothers wear them in slings are calmer and cry less. In most
cultures, where babies are held almost constantly, they are typically in a quiet
alert state and rarely cry for more than brief periods.
of the womb to that of the outside world. Babies in slings continue to be rocked
by their mothers' movements and to hear their mothers' heartbeats. This helps them
to regulate their own systems.
and auditory alertness.
see each other's faces, leading to frequent verbal and non-verbal interaction,
enhancing speech development.
of the world and its wonders. This kind of gentle stimulation enables babies to learn
about their environment at their own pace.
the baby and the mother from the public view.
babies. Both their hands are free and their babies are quickly soothed. Housework, shopping,
walking for exercise and even using computers become more manageable tasks. Some mothers
even take their babies to work in their slings.
like tying shoelaces or making snacks.
the extra weight and learn to balance properly, you will feel confident enough to go "hands
when drinking (or carrying) hot beverages, or when using sharp knives.
carrying them in slings.
never in slings.