Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The Benefits of Babywearing For Parents

Babywearing is great exercise: Walks with your baby in a Family Tai helps burn calories and develop muscles.

Babywearing is comfortable: Family Tais lightly padded straps help distribute your baby’s weight evenly across your shoulders, back and hips, letting you wear your baby for longer periods of time with little to no discomfort.

Babywearing is stylish: In the past, baby carriers were either boring (black, grey, or tan) or cutesy (bunnies, duckies or cartoons). Family Tais offers comfortable, modern fabrics with style and flair! We love to work with our customers to find the fabrics that fit their lifestyles.

Babywearing is convenient: You will no longer need to haul your heavy, cumbersome car seat or stroller wherever you go. Family Tais can also double as a changing pad, a cushion or a blanket. They can also be folded and stuffed into your diaper bag when not needed. Try that with a stroller!

Babywearing is a time saver: Household chores, shopping, and other day-to-day activities can be accomplished when you don’t have to stop to tend to your baby. She is right there with you in your Family Tai, so it’s easy to comfort her on the go.

Babywearing is safe: Older babies and toddlers can be come easily distracted and wander away from you. A Family Tai carrier allows you to keep your child safe in busy or unclean places.

Babywearing boosts confidence: Laura Simeon of writes,
“A large part of confidence is the ability to read baby’s cues successfully. When a baby is held close in a sling, a parent becomes finely attuned to baby’s gestures and facial expressions....Every time a baby is able to let his parent know when he is hungry, bored, or wet without having to cry, his trust in the parent is increased, his learning is enhanced, and a parent’s confidence is reinforced. This cycle of positive interaction enhances the mutual attachment between parent and child, and it makes life more enjoyable for everyone.”

Babywearing is fun! Whether this child arrived by birth or by adoption, you’ve worked hard to make her a part of your family. You deserve to hold her close, marvel at her beautiful face, and watch her learn to enjoy her new world. With a Family Tai carrier, she is right there, close enough to snuggle and kiss whenever you want.