When I was pregnant with my daughter, Evalee, I did all sorts of searching online for all types of product. Cloth diapers, breast pumps, nursing bras, co-sleepers, parenting books, you name it I researched it.
I can’t remember exactly how I discovered the art of babywearing and the many styles of baby carriers…but once I did I went a little crazy. I purchased at least one of every style I...
Although baby wearing has become super trendy in the recent past, it’s actually a parenting practice that has been around for centuries. Many indigenous people practice the principles of what we call “attachment parenting” but to them its is simply a way of life.
At first, I was a bit annoyed seeing all of these celebrities walking around in their designer baby carriers and the press...
There are multiple styles of baby carriers to choose from, like choosing a type of cloth diaper, it is a matter of lifestyle and personal preference that will determine the direction you take. I am a big fan of the Ergo Baby carrier but I have used every type there is with the exception of the more commercial Baby Bjorn style carrier. The basics styles are:
There many benefits to wearing your baby and practicing attachment parenting. These are just some of the reasons to try baby wearing:
Babies cry less. Studies have shown that babies who are worn approximately 3 hours a day cry 43% less than babies who are not.
Mom gets more done. Most baby carriers, be it a sling, wrap, pouch or soft-structured carrier, allow mom to be hands free. This means being able...