Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I've found a new love

This week post I'm inspired by a young mom that I met yesterday at Heavenly Hold. Her name is Amber and she has an online shop that specializes in cloth diapers, mommywear and babywear. And I realized just how much I love love wearing my new little baby pumpkin, Mikey. So I wanted to talk about it and spread the wisdom of it. It's such a great spacial thing to do I feel and I'll tell you why a little later.

For those of you that don't know, babywearing has been around for centuries, thousands of years even. People wore there babies in other couturiers like Africa, Asia, Russia...well before slavery, the civil war, etc...As a way to get around and still be able to provide for their families. Babywearing is the practice of carrying a child in either a sling or some other form of carrier. It was solely used as a form of baby transport. To still be able to move on to everyday necessities. Here, in America it was coined the term babywearing and hasn't been taken on like that of other countries. I guess mostly because we are supposed to be one of the richest countries so there is no need for it. I mean why do something when you don't really have to right?! Well, at least that is how most people feel about it. But babywearing has its benefits!!!

1. Sling babies get "humanized" earlier. It promotes a special bond between mother and child. Infants develop socially at a faster rate than other children because they are able to see the world through your eyes and not from the floor by being in a carseat or stroller. They are often able to learn and be able to study facial expressions, voices, rhythms and scents earlier.

2. Sling babies often cry about 43% less than those babies that are not carried. So they are often calmer babies. For instance, I noticed that with Mikey if he is fussy and I carry him (I'll wrap him at home) then he immediately calms down and begins to take the world in. Study it! So he forgets to cry. He loves to see the world as I do.

3. Sling babies are more organized.
Me carrying Mikey on my back in a stretch wrap:

Me carrying Mikey in an asian styled carrier:

4. AND the relationship you build with your child from babywearing has to be one of the best things ever. It really does feel like an everlasting bond between mother and child. Its something that we have together.
For more information and products on babywearing I'd recommend one of my favorite people. Amber over @ www.heavenlyhold.com
And YES, I LOVE to wear my baby! :-D