Baby slings enable you to carry your baby around and have your hands free.
Various slings or carriers have different operating instructions - please read your instructions, however as a guide 3 hours a day is the average recommended length of time for carrying your baby in a sling.
Advantages for the mother
- It frees both hands for other activities and household chores
- It can be useful if you have older children and saves money on buying a double pushchair.
- It keeps your baby close and helps to communicates with your baby
- She is relaxed because she feels her baby in constant contact with her.
- Having your baby so close can help you recognise when they are hungry or need a nappy change.
- Breastfeeding can be done discreetly
- From one month old babies can be carried in a sitting position, legs apart.
Advantages for the baby
- Babies enjoy the close contact with their mother and find it relaxing.
- It can smell their mother and hear her heartbeat.
- They feel protected and safe
- They tend to cry less.
- They fall asleep easily in the sling.
- Their vision adapts faster
- It help with development - looking and seeing their environment.
Various slings offer different positions
- Front carriers; worn like a rucksack, but on your front rather than back. The baby can face inwards or outwards and theirs heads are usually well supported.
- Slings come in various shapes and sizes are usually made from fabric and can be altered to suit different positions and age of the child.
- Hip carriers are useful for the older baby when the baby is able to hold its head without difficulty.
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