Baby wearing offers a lot of benefits. Experts claim it can help you, nurse, more efficiently, minimize crying, and strengthen your relationship with your baby, all while allowing you with (basically) free hands to do other things.
Do you not know how to wrap a baby and how to keep him/her safe? Here’s how to keep your kid safe if you choose to babywear in a wrap.
1. Spend some time practicing.
When you get your wrap, don’t put your baby in it right away. Before you use the wrap with your infant, spend some time putting it on and taking it off. You may use a teddy bear, a weighted doll, or a bag of rice to practice.
Take help from someone, but also do some solo work since you’ll need to get your baby in and out of the wrap on your own at times. Practice with your infant after you’ve mastered the wrap. Make sure your spotter is there to assist you. You can choose “infant baby wrap carriers”for your baby
2. Properly position your infant.
Infant baby wrap carriers may be worn in various postures, including stomach to stomach with the baby sat upright, cradle carries (which is more like a reclined reclining posture than horizontally carrying the infant), and hip carry (for older babies who have control of their necks).
No matter the posture you choose to carry your baby, you should always be able to view your infant’s face. He/she may suffocate if his chin is pushed under his chest or if his face is squeezed against the wrap or your body. Pull him out of the wrap every couple of hours or so to give it a rest.
3. After nursing, reposition yourself.
If you’re breastfeeding your baby while he/she’s in the wrap, remember to return her to the face-up position after he/she’s done. Also, be sure that neither your body nor the wrap is obscuring or pressing on her face.
4. be weather-appropriate in your attire.
During the winter, put a coat over both of you. A coat one or two larger than your usual size, a pregnancy or baby wearing coat, or a baby carrier cover should suffice. If you’re wearing a coat, just zip it halfway up so you can see your baby’s face. Never cover his head with a blanket since it might block his breathing, no matter how thin it is.
5. Keep an eye on yourself.
When you’re carrying your baby, your center of gravity shifts, which increases your risks of falling, so be cautious. Keep an eye out while going downstairs or on slick surfaces. Bend at your knees and support your infant with one or both hands when you need to pick anything up.
When you’re carrying your baby, don’t cook or consume hot drinks. Don’t babywear in a moving vehicle, and avoid any activities that put your baby in danger of falling (like running or bicycling). Baby wearing will be more fun (and safe) for your child if you follow these tips.