TOP 5 REASONS TO CARRY ON CARRYING
With International Babywearing Week kicking off on the 1st October, LittleLife has put together its guide to the benefits of carrying your baby in a back carrier as they develop and grow.
Babywearing helps parents to bond with their babies and as your baby gets bigger and stronger, can sit up comfortably on their own and enjoy the world around them, parents should consider a back carrier. Below we explore some of the many benefits of using a back carrier.
1.Exercise and wellbeing
A brisk walk with your baby in a carrier is considered by many fitness trainers as great cardio, increases your heart rate and at the same time, release those all-important endorphins. It also puts less strain on the wearer and can help improve posture.
2. Hands free
Back carrying is one of the most liberating types of carries - it enables you to be hands-free and keep your little one stimulated by their surroundings and safe all at the same time.
3. Physical closeness
Even as your baby grows, they still have a need for physical contact with their caregivers. Little ones who are carried sleep better, cry less, feed and gain weight better and tend to be more alert and interact with the world around them.
4. Development and awareness
Carrying your little one on your back enables them to take in all the sights and sounds of the world at large. And if they are lulled to sleep by the gentle sway of your walking, LittleLife's backpacks have a comfy pillow so they can rest their heads.
5. Explore and adventure
You can plot an off-road route, taking your usual kit - snacks, drinks, nappies, wipes, phone and a friend. Apps like the OS maps app are brilliant for exploring. What's more, being out in the fresh air will free your mind from the repetitive mechanics of life at home.
LittleLife's Tips on Carrying Safely:
- Make sure the carrier fits well, with the lower edge of the waist strap resting on your hips, allowing them to take most of the weight, rather than your shoulders.
- Walk with your back straight and shoulders back. Resist the temptation to strain your head forward, putting pressure on your neck and shoulders.
- Keep ankles and knees flexed and responsive - ready for uneven terrain and wriggling cargo.
- Use the rain cover or sun shade.
To find out more about the LittleLife's range of Child Carrier's visit www.littlelife.com/products/child-carriers.
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