Babywearing Benefits

WHY BABYWEAR?

A gentle transition from womb to world, which baby will find reassuring in the '4th trimester'. By hearing your heartbeat and smelling your scent, it helps keep baby's settled and promotes attachment between mother and baby5

Reduces infant crying by 43%1 by wearing for just 3 hours a day. This is time you will have to be hands-free to eat a proper meal, read a book or run around after your other child.

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Wearing baby close to you regularly promotes oxytocin (the feel good hormone) which not only helps to reduce postpartum depression symptoms4, but has been shown to increase the breastfeeding duration at 5 months of age (48% vs 24% with those who carried for 1 hour a day)2. Your wrap can also be used as a nursing cover too.

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Carrying baby will also help to ease symptoms of reflux & colic, which can be associated with more than 3 hours of crying, more than 3 times a week and last for up to 4 months. Having baby upright after feeds allows them time to digest their milk (limiting reflux) and keep everything more comfortable for relief on their tummy.3 

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Your Bon + Bear wrap can also be used for true skin - to - skin time, without feeling 'exposed' (see how here). It stimulates prolactin and oxytocin, both of which are needed to make breastmilk and increase your supply6

MEDICAL STUDIES

1Increased Carrying Reduces Infant Crying: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/3517799/
2Use of Baby Carriers to Increase Breastfeeding Duration Among Term Infants: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22734604/
3Carrying as Colic Therapy: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2020506/
4Effect of mother/infant Skin-To-Skin Contact on Postpartum Depressive Symptoms and Maternal Physiological Stress: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22537390/
5Does infant carrying promote attachment? https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2245751/
6The importance of skin-to-skin with baby after delivery and beyond: https://news.sanfordhealth.org/childrens/the-importance-of-skin-to-skin-after-delivery-you-should-know/