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April 8th, 2011

Benefits of Using Baby Carriers

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Baby Carriers
Baby carriers are great for both Mom and baby.

When you’re getting ready to welcome a little one into your home, there’s no end to the things you could buy. Your baby will need a car seat, a stroller, a crib, clothes, and toys, not to mention a (seemingly) never-ending supply diapers, formula and fresh onesies. So why would you add a baby carrier to the list?

As important as all of those things are for your baby, baby carriers have unique benefits you can’t get from other products for both Mom and baby. Here are just a few:

Physical contact. When your baby is a newborn, he’s trying to adjust to life outside the womb. Having him with you in a carrier allows your baby to hear the beat of your heart and feel warmth from your body, just like he is accustomed to feeling.

Free hands. When you have a new baby, all you’re going to want to do is snuggle. But baby or not, you need to get things done at least once in a while. With a baby carrier, you can hold your baby close while still doing the dishes, folding laundry or working on the computer. This will help you feel more accomplished and give you more patience as you see to your baby’s needs.

Prevented crying. Babies cry in order to communicate a need, but holding your baby in a baby carrier will help you anticipate your child’s needs before she cries. You may be able to feel her stomach growl or feel her relax as she gets tired. Knowing these things ahead of time can help you see to her needs before she becomes so uncomfortable she starts to cry.

Social development. As babies grow older, they begin to develop social skills. They become more aware of people around them and learn to speak. Holding your baby facing forward in a baby carrier can help stimulate this growth. Instead of sitting in an isolated car seat, your baby will be able to see out and look around while you walk around the park, do your grocery shopping or visit neighbors. This can help them better observe social interactions and develop their own skills more quickly.

 

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