The benefits of carrying our babies and why a sling is not just another item to tick off the ‘newborn essentials list’.
As parents, when we are expecting our first baby we are told we need SO much stuff. Like, an overwhelming amount of baby kit to assist us on our parenting journeys.
Typing ‘newborn essentials’ into Google may send you quickly into panic mode when you see how much is listed!
Something on that is listed the majority of the time is a ‘baby carrier’. And rightly so! What a lifesaving piece of kit it can be.
However, it’s not just something to ‘tick off the list’.
A baby carrier can be one of your most precious tools in your parenting tool kit.
The benefits far surpass those of gadgets making false promises such as perfecting your baby’s sleeping patterns or creating the perfect baby meal at the press of a button.
Here are my top 8 benefits of using a baby carrier as a new...
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