What is Baby wearing?
Baby wearing (or baby carrying) is the practice of carrying your baby or toddler in a carrier. This practice has drifted away in our modern society in comparison to our ancestors. Natural modern day moms are reverting back to the tradition of baby wearing for many reasons!
Not only does it strengthen the bond between parents and baby during the “fourth trimester”, but it also aids in development both physically and emotionally by providing the infant with a safe way to discover their surroundings.
Babies need and enjoy motion! Much like the mothers womb, the carrier mimics a similar sensation to the movements while providing warmth and security.
Here are a few I tried:
I love this carrier because it’s easy on the back and the fabric is very comfortable. The cons to this carrier is the fabric is very long and takes some getting used to. It also gets a bit warm so I recommend the fewer layers the better. I only wore this out in public a handful of times and ended up putting it on before I left the house. The fabric is so long I couldn’t imagine putting it on where it could drag on the floor and get dirty and “germy” (as a first time mom I am overly cautious LOL).
All in all the Moby carrier is a nice stretchy fabric carrier that’s good for house wearing.
- Comfortable fabric
- Supports Lumbar
- Gets Warm
- Hard to put on in public
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I absolutely love this carrier – it’s so easy to put on and functional! It is my go-to carrier when I’m out and about. My daughter wouldn’t ride in the car seat in the stroller, so the carrier was my only option for the longest time. It wasn’t until she was about 7 months old that she even gave the stroller a chance.
I still am using the Bjorn when I go out and when she’s tired and cranky, I place her in this thing and she’s asleep in minutes. (see below)
The other thing I love about the Bjorn is the mesh material – my daughter loves to chew on it and I believe it has helped minimize her pain when she’s teething (HUGE WIN!)
What’s great about this carrier is my husband would wear it too – so it was awesome it was gender neutral.
Days where my little one was teething I would also wear this carrier and was able to do some housework while she chewed on the mesh, relaxed and slept!! FOR THE WIN 🙂
My only con for this carrier is after a while it starts to hurt your back – the lumbar isn’t really supported well.
- Easy to put on
- Comfortable (for the most part)
- Mesh fabric acts like a teether for your little one
- Gender neutral
- If worn for long periods of time hurts lower back