We’ll admit it: we’re more likely to be found reading Pam Druckerman’s Bringing up Bebe than Dr. Sears’ Guide to Attachment Parenting.
As Bringing Up Bebe points out, some things are just more efficient when done without a crying baby in tow. That Pam Druckerman is very wise.
Still, research shows that baby-wearing is an excellent way to bond with your baby, and it’s been said to foster learning, organization, and social skills starting at infancy.
As for the crying? Research shows baby-wearing can lessen bouts of crying. That’s reason enough for us to think maybe there’s something to this baby-wearing thing.
Now, with the help of the new it’s easier than ever to bring your newest addition along for the ride. Here are some activities to help you ease into baby-wearing:
- Hit the Mall: It’s amazing how friendly strangers are when you’re carrying a cute baby. Ask for directions. Request a dress in six different sizes. Whatever you want, you’ll probably get it.
- Travel: No matter how streamlined your packing system, you still only have two hands. A lets you keep your baby close and your hands available for handling bags and important documents.
- Get Outside: Hiking, the beach, berry picking, gardening, you name it! Wraps allow you to move hands-free throughout the day, so you can keep doing the activities you love.
- Relax at Postnatal Yoga: Yoga and babywearing are a natural fit as the meditative nature helps soothe the baby…andit’s low-impact.
- Go Grocery Shopping: The first trip to the store with your newborn can be overwhelming. If I push the baby in the stroller, how can I push a cart too? If I put the carseat in the cart, will I have room for my favorite chocolate covered pretzels? Enter the baby wrap: baby stays close and both hands are free to push the cart and select groceries!
- Head To Brunch: #BabiesWhoBrunch can be found all over instagram. Strap on your favorite carrier, and go enjoy some Eggs Benedict…a real post-pregnancy perk.