|Choosing to use a baby sling.
During my pregnancy, I enjoyed the close contact that I had with my unborn child.
I could feel his life inside of me. I knew when he was awake, when he slept. I could feel him growing and becoming stronger.
As I waited with anticipation for the day of his birth, I felt it was necessary
to find a way of continuing this close contact with him after he greeted the world. I knew that I wanted to carry him in my arms. I wanted to have as much skin to skin contact as possible. I also wanted him to have the opportunity to watch me carry out my daily affairs, and learn as a passive observer.
Of all the ways that have been invented to carry babies, I found that the most ancient way, a sling, was also the best way for me.
I tried several slings, finally falling in love with the
wrap-style sling. The MamaRoo Baby Sling was easy on my back, allowing me
to carry my son with added support. My husband and I carried our little
boy in this style sling until he was almost 2 and a half! Now he still
remembers being carried in the sling, however he makes a point of being a big
boy now and letting the little babies use his sling. I will always
remember the wonderful times I spent with my baby snuggled up under my chin,
just begging for little kisses on the forehead!
- Keeping it Safe!
- Your babyís
safety is your responsibility.
- While your
sling will give you freedom of movement and allow you to
use your hands, you should be aware of your baby at all
- Make sure
that your baby can breathe freely.
- Be ready to
support your baby with your hands if the need
- Bend at the
knees and not the hip.
- Use caution
when placing your baby in the sling and when removing your
- Make sure
that the fabric isnít pinching the baby or cutting off
circulation to any part of the body.
- Tuck the
tie-ends under the baby after making a knot to avoid
- Have another
adult help you with each position until you feel confident
enough to wear the baby on your own.
the sling is not meant to replace your hands, it is meant
to give you support while carrying your baby.
- Keep the baby as close to
your center of gravity as possible, right about on your
belly button! Even the single shoulder carrying
positions can be worn with baby near your belly button
rather than sitting constantly on your hip, just pull the
baby around to your belly!
- Wearing the baby too high or
too low will cause neck and lower back pain. Wearing
the baby too loosely will cause shoulder pain.
- When wearing the baby for
extended periods of time, shift the baby's weight
and try different wearing positions
occasionally. This will help to disperse weight and
cause less strain on your back, shoulders and neck.
- Always check your sling
seams before wearing your baby. Though the MamaRoo
Baby Sling is sewn with care and inspected before shipment
to you, you should always be aware of the condition of
your sling! If you notice any fraying at the seams,
contact MamaRoo for friendly suggestions immediately!
A windy day didn't keep us inside!
cuddled right up and went for our walk!
(26 months, 26 pounds!)
appreciation for all the wonderful comments made
at The Baby Wearer about MamaRoo!