Mamma's Milk has been safely carrying the most precious cargo for over ten years.
Dr. William Sears, author of The Baby Book, puts it best when he describes babywearing:
"During my thirty years as a pediatrician, parents in our practice would often say, 'As long as I carry my baby she's content.' After years of watching a whole parade of babywearers we dubbed these thriving infants 'sling babies.' We noticed that the more we carried our babies the less they cried. With each baby, we began carrying them more and more."
In fact, this reduced crying has been scientifically proven: The medical journal Pediatrics conducted a study which showed that Increased carrying reduces infant crying by up to 51%". Can you imagine your baby crying half as much?
As with any baby product, be sure to follow safety instructions. An important instruction concerns Positional Asphyxia (suffocation). Positional asphyxia can happen when a baby's airflow is restricted. Young babies (0 - 4 months) can be at risk, whether in a sling, carseat or even sleeping.
Keep your baby's mouth and nose from becoming pressed against the sling or your body. This is especially important when your baby is sleeping or sick. Signs of positional asphyxia are frequent or continuous grunting, sighing and/or labored or rapid breathing. Keep your baby safe and happy by making sure that their chin is not tucked down into their chest. Gently lift baby's head back off their chest to ensure free air flow.
Babywearing is a wonderful comforting and bonding experience!