Here's What Moms are Saying About Babywearing:
What experts in the health, holistic healing, and child development fields, have to say about babywearing:
- Babywearing aids the baby’s brain development by providing a rich sensory environment with movement—an essential factor in stimulating brain cells to form neural pathways in the brain (Greenough & Black, 1992).
Babywearing helps create serenity for parent and child. Babies who are carried cry less (Hunziker & Garr, 1986). Crying is one way of communicating a need to be next to mom. A calm baby translates into a mother who is more trusting of her ability to take care of her child.
- Babywearing facilitates continuous skin-to-skin contact especially for pre-term babies. Skin-to-skin contact is a profound means of helping babies grow, sleep, reduce stress, regulate their heartbeats, and help with regulating breathing and body temperature. Skin-to-skin contact also encourages successful breastfeeding due to mother’s milk being readily accessible. The accessibility allows babies to feed frequently, which is necessary to establish a good milk supply.
Babywearing fosters the bond between mother and child. A mother who is physically close to her baby has higher levels of the hormone oxytocin than a mother who is not. Also called the love hormone, oxytocin is an important hormone for stimulating mother-child bonding (Palmer, 2013).
Babywearing can lower the frequency of psychosomatic illness and postpartum depression in mothers (Lonstein, 2007
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Hunziker, U. A., & Barr, R. G. (1986). Increased carrying reduces infant crying: a randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics, 5, 641–648.
Greenough, W.T., & Black, J. E (1992). Induction of brain structure by experience: Substrates for cognitive development. In M. Gunnar & C. Nelson (Eds.), Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology. Vol 24, Developmental Behavioral Neuroscience (p. 155-200).
Lonstein, J. (2007). Regulation Of Anxiety During The Postpartum Period. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 115-141. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
Palmer, L. (2013, August 6). Baby Reference. Retrieved September 5, 2015, from http://babyreference.com/bonding-matters-the-chemistry-of-attachment/