1. Benefits of Babywearing

Research shows that babies who are carried more: 

  1. Are calmer and cry less;

  2. Nap frequently and are more alert when awake;

  3. Suffer less from reflux and colic;

  4. Benefit in physical, mental and emotional development.

For parents, benefits may include:

  1. Facilitated bonding or "attachment parenting" - especially great for parents who are separated from baby for long periods, such as for work;

  2. Burning more calories each day;

  3. Discrete breastfeeding “on the go”;

  4. Being able to complete chores, play with toddlers, use the phone, do shopping, climb stairs, use the bathroom, etc., etc. without putting baby down or relying on bulky strollers.

Babywearing is not new.  It has been (and still is) an important parenting tradition in many cultures throughout history, and the benefits for both baby and parent are huge.

 

We all know that breastfeeding is good.  As well as the savings in cost, convenience, and the environment, research has shown several other benefits for both baby and mum.

Babies who are breastfed experience:

  1. Fewer infections and allergies;

  2. Improved immune response;

  3. Higher IQ;

  4. Improved social and cognitive development.

Mums also experience benefits, including:  

  1. Reduced cancer risk;

  2. Lower post-partum anxiety;

  3. Reduced risk of osteoperosis;

  4. Increased post-partum weight loss.

Benefits of Breastfeeding

For more detailed information including research references, please check out the following links:

La Leche League International: What are the benefits of breastfeeding my baby? breastfeeding.com:  Advantages of breastfeeding

For more detailed information including research references, please check out the following links:

slingbabies.co.nz: Benefits of babywearing

thebabywearer.com: Resources