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Moby Wrap – the benefits of baby wearing

 

If you have a baby like my Shelby then yours wants to be carried all the time! I finally figured that baby wearing her would be the easiest for both us. She gets carried and I get the freedom of my arms!

Below are some of the great benefits of baby wearing.

Reduces crying significantly
After a few moments in the right baby carrier, it’s clear that babywearing gives you a way to comfortably carry your baby. What you might not realize is that a Moby can also be part of a great workout. A Moby baby carrier will distribute baby’s weight evenly distributed across your body as a functional “weight” for a workout. Baby will love the motion, you will love the comfort and exercise.

Lowers incidence of illness
Studies have shown that babywearing is linked to lowering the incidence of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome), behavioral disorders and postpartum depression in mothers

Increases learning
After a few moments in the right baby carrier, it’s clear that babywearing gives you a way to comfortably carry your baby. What you might not realize is that a Moby can also be part of a great workout. A Moby baby carrier will distribute baby’s weight evenly distributed across your body as a functional “weight” for a workout. Baby will love the motion, you will love the comfort and exercise. Try it!

Provides fathers with a soothing touch
A father who participates in babywearing can actually soothe a fussy baby. Fathers can hold babies close and talk, hum or sing which is calming to babies (Asaff, 2009).

Increases hormone levels
Prolactin and oxytocin levels in the mother are increased through contact with baby. Increased levels of mothering hormones leads to easier breastfeeding, more responsible mothering and a more secure maternal bond

Advances social development
Infants are physically closer to people and intimately involved in their caregiver’s environment. According to Dr. Sears, “baby becomes aware of, and learns from, all the subtle facial expressions, body language, voice inflections and tones, breathing patterns and emotions of the caregiver.”

Makes sibling care easier
Carrying baby enables the caregiver to have both hands free. Caregivers have the freedom to care for other children

And you can see even more awesome benefits over at www.mobywrap.com.

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About the Author

Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger. She created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has three daughters, ages 14,11, 5 and a son who is 2. They currently reside in Texas.

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