Carry Me Close: The Art of Babywearing with BabyBjörn Carriers

Welcome to the magical world of babywearing! In this blog post, we'll explore the incredible benefits of keeping your little one close and personal.

Babywearing isn’t just a trend! It’s been a traditional parenting technique observed in cultures worldwide. Mothers from India to Africa, China to Hawaii, have practiced the art of baby-wearing. Keeping infants close has a variety of benefits for both mother and baby.

Finding the right tool for the job is important. You want to make sure your baby carrier is comfortable and safe for both you and your little one. That’s where BabyBjörn comes in! 

After we go over the benefits of babywearing, we’ll shine a spotlight on the versatile range of this brand’s baby carriers. Let’s dive in!

The Benefits of Babywearing

Carrying your infant close has benefits for both of you. Infants who are carried for multiple hours a day experience orthopedic, emotional, and developmental benefits. Caregivers enjoy convenience, a stronger bond with baby, and easier breastfeeding.

1. Babywearing Helps Prevent Hip Dysplasia

When used correctly, a baby carrier can aid hip development and lower your baby’s risk of hip dysplasia. Developmental hip dysplasia occurs when a baby’s hip joints do not properly develop, which can start before or after birth.

Studies have shown that cultures that traditionally practice baby-carrying in the “M” position have low rates of hip dysplasia. The “M” position is when your baby is positioned facing you. Their knees should be bent, their thighs around the carrier’s torso, and their bum below their knees.

This position mimics the position used to treat hip dysplasia. Your little one uses their thighs to grasp onto the carrier’s torso, helping strengthen their hip muscles. It also places your baby’s hip joint in a beneficial position.

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2. Other Developmental Benefits

Babywearing helps with more than just the hips! Carrying your baby rather than lying them down helps avoid flathead syndrome. It also has similar benefits as tummy time because your infant engages their core and neck muscles more.

Your little one will also have an easier time regulating basic bodily functions like breathing, heart rate, and temperature. The upright position may also help their digestive system!

Finally, your little one will also get a jump-start on social skills. They’ll be closer to you and the world around them when they’re carried. Studies suggest that babywearing helps with language skills. They’ll be at eye level with the people around them, so they can see faces and hear words more easily.

3. Promotes Stronger Bonds

Close physical contact results in stronger bonds between babies and their caregivers. Cuddling and skin-to-skin contact releases happy hormones for everyone, especially new mothers. Parents who practice baby-carrying tend to be more in tune with and attentive to their baby’s needs.

Carried babies also tend to cry less and are less likely to be colicky. Although the exact reason why isn’t clear, it could be because of these closer bonds. Your baby may feel more secure and be soothed by your presence.

4. Easier Breastfeeding

Baby wearing also promotes easier and more convenient breastfeeding. Mothers who carry their little ones tend to be more in tune with their needs and can feed before their baby has a chance to cry.

Being close to a mother’s chest can also encourage breastfeeding for babies. It can be a great solution for fussy, picky infants. Your baby is also more likely to recognize hunger and associate breasts with food when carried.

And, breastfeeding while baby-carrying can be more convenient for mom. If positioned correctly, infants can suckle while being carried. The carrier also provides some privacy so breastfeeding in public is more comfortable!

5. Hands-Free Convenience

For busy parents, babywearing can be a lifesaver, especially if your infant fusses when you put them down. Your hands will be free so you can go about your daily tasks. Just be careful and remember to bend at your knees instead of your waist!

Baby-carrying in public can also be more convenient than a stroller. If you don’t need to take a lot of essentials with you, consider investing in a carrier. You won’t have to maneuver or transport a stroller. And, babywearing keeps your little one close, so you won’t have to worry as much about outside germs or strangers interacting with your little one.

BabyBjörn Carriers: Find the Perfect Fit!

Now that we've explored some of the amazing benefits of babywearing, let’s take a look at BabyBjörn carriers! This Swedish, family-owned company prides itself on creating safe and innovative baby products to simplify your daily life and nurture closeness. 

1. BabyBjörn Mini Carrier

The Mini Baby Carrier is perfect for early infancy! Its compact design ensures a cozy fit for your newborn, providing comfort and security just like a warm hug. You can use this carrier in either the facing-in or facing-out position once your baby is strong enough to hold their head up.

This carrier can accommodate children from infancy to 24 lbs, 29.5” in height, or from 0-12 months old).

2. Free Baby Carier

The Free Baby Carrier is built for an active lifestyle! You’ll be able to move effortlessly in the breathable, light material. Its smart design with extra back straps distributes your baby’s weight evenly, so it’s super comfortable on the go.

You can use this model from 0-15 months when your baby is between 7-26 lbs or 21-33” in height.

3. BabyBjörn One Carrier

Stylish and versatile, the Baby Carrier One adapts as your baby grows. From infancy to toddlerhood, this carrier offers various carrying positions, ensuring a perfect fit for every stage. This model offers a sturdy design and soft cotton.

With this model, you can baby wear from 0-3 years old, between 8-33 lbs or 21-39” in height.

4. BabyBjörn Carrier One Air

Similar to the original, the Air keeps the adjustable features and sturdy construction that you love. It also has the same age, weight, and height restrictions. However, this model is made with cool and comfortable air 3D mesh. 

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5. BabyBjörn Harmony Carrier

The Harmony Baby Carrier has luxurious mesh and a robust but comfortable design. This model offers style, comfort, and adjustable features. The Harmony offers three head support positions and a horizontally adjustable waist belt.

You can still use either facing-in or facing-out position. With this one, though, you can also carry your little one on your back starting at one year old!

This carrier also excels in longevity. You can use it for your little one from 0-3 years old, when they’re 7-41 lbs or 21-39” in height.

Choosing the Best BabyBjörn Baby Carrier for Your Family

Selecting the right carrier is all about comfort and style. When selecting a model, consider your little one’s age and your lifestyle. If you’re active, you may want to choose the Harmony or the Free. Any feature that makes your day-to-day life easier is essential!

How long you want to practice babywearing is also essential in making your decision. If you only want to babywear through infancy, or just want to try it out, then a Mini or a Free would be great. But, if you want to carry your baby longer, then invest in an Air, Air One, or Harmony!

The art of babywearing is a beautiful journey, and with BabyBjörn carriers, you can make it even more special. Whichever you choose, carrying your little one close adds an extra layer of joy to the adventure of parenthood. 

So embrace the art of babywearing. It's a journey you'll cherish for a lifetime!

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