Linda is here again
As you can refer from the title of this post, today I would like to write about baby carriers and how you can use them. Due to I use this kind of method to carry my baby (and I used it before in the case of the other two kids) I have some experiences and also useful information I would like to share with you.
Baby carriers are there to help the mothers get more attached to their child even in their busy life. Baby wearing allows the mothers to know each and every movement and changes in their child that is taking place since birth. There are evidence showing that baby wearing helps to reduce the stress and fussiness in the child to a great extent as they are being continuously nurtured by their parent. It also helps the child to learn new things as they look like what their parents are doing. So it helps to provide the right amount of warmth, love and bond that a child needs in its growing age.
There were baby carriers even in the past like the slings, wraps and papooses where the mother used to tie her baby around her. The concept is being used in the modern periods but the techniques have been changed. Modern times baby carriers are more comfortable, soft and safe as compared to their past. There are many ways in which one can use the baby carriers so that the child feels comfortable and safe.
Types of baby wearing:
Baby wearing is not an easy task as it involves many important points to look at. There are different positions in which you can wear your baby or use the baby carrier depending on the comfort of the baby. Some of the common types of baby carrier methods are:
- The first type is the infant hug hold position. It is one of the best types of the baby carrier as it keeps your baby very close to your heart so that it can feel your warmth and presence. But there are certain points that you should keep in mind for a safe hug hold position. Your child should not feel uncomfortable or should be placed in a proper height.
- Second is the facing in position which is considered to be the safest position for a baby as the mother/father has proper control on their baby. Parents should avoid facing out position due to some reason such as it does not allows for leg support of your baby, makes it difficult for the parent to carry their baby, creates suffocation for the baby due to extra pressure and it does not support your baby’s neck. So it is feasible to carry your baby in a face in position.
- Third is the back carry position which is ideal for toddlers as they are now in the position to control their head and neck. Back carry allows the parent to do any task which can be difficult if the baby is in the front. But there are certain safety measures to be carried out even in this back carry method.
- Lastly is the hip carry position which allows your baby to sit comfortably on your hip. They sit safely and follow everything that is being done around them.
These are some of the common position of baby wearing which can be used easily. Some carrying methods are for infants and some for toddlers depending upon their ability to control their body.
For the first 2 kids I used the same baby carrier but for now I had to buy a new one. I searched a lot online in order to find the best baby carrier but finally I got to youtube and watched the following video. I think this video can help you a lot if you are do not know yet what kind of baby carrier do you prefer. It shows you the different types of carriers and wraps but the coolest thing is that you can see how to use each and every pieces.