Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The many benefits of Babywearing

Babywearing is an age old tradition spanning cultures worldwide.  Not only are there huge emotional and physical bonds created through babywearing, the act of babywearing allows a parent or nurturer to provide for their own needs, the needs of their family and more while caring for their baby at the same time.

Babywearing is great for dads too!  Once baby is accustomed to being "worn" you'll find that since daddies who  may not have had an active role in feeding baby, if their breastfed, he can now create a close bond with the baby through babywearing.

Here are some other great benefits of babywearing:
  • The closeness and secure feeling provided by babywearing and keeping your baby close is great for those fussy, hard to console babies who seem like they never want to be put down.
  • Also perfect for babies or toddlers with special needs.
  • Great for when your little one is sick and needs constant affection and attention. 
  • Keeps them cozy and allows them to sleep while being worn.
  • Perfect for breastfeeding.  You can often nurse while wearing your baby, depending on the wrap or carrier used.
  • Ideal for when you have more than one baby, like twins, or when you have other children in the household that require your attention.
  • Eliminates the need for those bulky baby carseats that you'd otherwise need to place in your shopping cart, stroller, etc.
  • Many can be used through toddlerhood.
  • Each provide a variety of styles and methods for use.  Different wrap styles, techniques, front carry, back carry, hip carry and more!
The list of benefits to babywearing is endless.  It creates and builds a bond with your child while allowing you the freedom and mobility you need to take care of any other day to day activities and family needs.

Luvaboos has a great selection of babywraps, carriers, slings and more!  Shop online or visit our store.  Not sure which one is right for you?  We can teach you the different techniques and help you choose the perfect baby carrier to suit your needs!


  1. I'm still wearing my 16 month old in the Ergo. Love it!

  2. We used the Beco until Lyra was about 20 months--then she got too big and the straps dug into me. Ethan didn't have a lot of interest in it.