Carrying a baby around is no easy task. You can do it with all the care, love and affection in the world, but the risk remains not only in handling the baby but also in your arms and body ultimately getting tired. During their early years, if a baby is not held properly, it can also cause developmental problems in the long run.
So learning how to hold a baby properly is not only important but also necessary. IT is beneficial for both the baby and parents. Not to mention all the other tasks that parents must do and can't neglect at all costs. Whether you are the only parent or a couple, taking turns in caring for the baby is a must while tasks like grocery shopping, going out for a walk, or just about anything else can be done with ease.
Keeping in view all of these problems, the phenomena of babywearing began to trend. What is babywearing all about? Your body helps you carry your baby, while your hands are free to do whatever they want. For this purpose, you need some extremely strong support material for you to wrap your baby around with. You also need to know the most suitable positions, otherwise, it can cause you strain and put your baby in danger as well.
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The most common position for babywearing is the baby being in front of you, carried with the help of your back. This is the ultimate one as you and your baby are facing each other, making it easy to interact and play with each other. Another variation for this position is the baby facing the world, seeing what you are able to see. Other two common positions are your baby beside your hip, and your baby's chest towards your back, so they are able to see the world from above your shoulders.
To know about all the advantages babywearing has to offer, have a look at the infographic below:
Infographic by: MomLovesBest