Benefits of babywearing
Keep your baby close and your hands free
Babywearing has many advantages both for your child and for you. From a practical standpoint babywearing allows you to get things done around the house, cook, or read a book with both your hands free. At train stations you won’t be desperately searching for an elevator before your train leaves, and in shops you won’t worry about whether there are a couple steps leading in or whether the aisles are wide enough for your stroller.
More importantly, though, it is a huge advantage to your baby’s development. Proper carrying supports healthy hip and spine development, increases successful breastfeeding, decreases postpartum depression, and encourages closeness, attachment, and bonding.
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Learn the theory behind babywearing, including important information about what to look for while carrying your baby so that he is well supported and comfortable. We will look at different wraps and carriers depending on your needs and preferences and the baby’s age. You will get a chance to practice the new techniques with a special weighted doll before trying it out with your baby. After the consultation you may rent one or more wraps or carriers to try out at home if you like.
Learn to carry on your back with a wrap or a carrier, experiment with different lengths or types of wraps, or bring your friend or partner to refresh and go over what you learned.
The first consultation takes place before the baby is here. We will go over different techniques and options so that you get a feel for what is out there. If you would like to wear your baby right away, this is a good chance to explore different types of wraps and carriers so you can make an informed decision about purchasing something in preparation for your baby’s arrival. You will learn the theory behind babywearing and what is important in carrying your baby in an ergonomically supportive way. We will practice with a special weighted doll and have plenty of time for questions.
After Baby is born, we will arrange a second consultation where Baby will come along. We will revisit what was learned in the first consultation and try these techniques out with your baby. We can make adjustments based on the baby’s preferences and your comfort.
Book a session with a group of your friends. It works best if your babies are of a similar age and you are interested in learning about the same thing (back carrying, newborn babywearing, etc). Depending on what the topic is, group sizes can range from 2-4 people so that everyone gets sufficient feedback and help. If you are interested in a group class but don’t have a group in mind you would like to do it with, check out our events for group classes you can sign up for. If you don’t see one with the topic you’re interested in, please get in touch and we’ll make something happen!