Bonding with your baby is not just about feeling good, there are well-established long-term benefits of having your little close, which is why BABYBJÖRN are celebrating International Babywearing Week with a new video, Our Reason to Carry.
From the pregnancy test until we’re 9 months in, we carry. During those very first life-changing hours at the hospital, we carry. We pick up our babies when they cry, we hold them close, and we comfort them. We carry them through sleepless nights, singing quietly. We carry them on our way home from the playground, on a rainy day. We carry our children to give them all the closeness they need. All the closeness we need. They are safe in our arms when the fever hits, when things are unfamiliar or when a favourite toy has gone missing. We carry our children, like we have always carried our children. And we always will. – BABYBJÖRN
In 1973, after new research about the importance of closeness for babies emerged, together with paediatricians, BabyBjörn developed their first baby carrier. Since then, more than 30 million babies all over the world have been carried in BabyBjörn baby carriers, close to their parents’ hearts.
Baby Carrier Harmony can be used from birth and up to approximately the age of three. No insert is needed; simply adjust the settings to the growing baby. The head support is flexible and holds the baby’s head in a good position from birth and all the way to the toddler years. An ergonomic and pressure-relieving waist belt, padded lumbar support for back relief, and wide padded shoulder straps offer comfort for the parent, even during long periods of babywearing. The carrier can be adjusted to different body types, ensuring comfort for all parents. Available in Anthracite, Navy Blue and Silver. RRP: £190
Baby Carrier Move is designed for parents with an active, social lifestyle who want to take their baby with them from day one. The baby carrier has built-in back support and a waist belt that distributes weight away from the shoulders, as young babies grow heavier surprisingly quickly! The baby carrier’s thin and flexible 3D mesh fabric ensures that a new-born baby is sitting in a perfect position and the size of the baby carrier can be adjusted as the baby grows. The soft fabric hugs the baby’s back, legs and hips, and provides good support.Baby Carrier Move is available online and in stores. RRP: £130
Baby Carrier One and One Air offer hours of comfy carrying from newborn all the way up to three years, the carrier can be used in 4 different positions to grow as your baby does, for perfect carrying ergonomics, use either parent facing, outward facing or for back carrying. RRP £160
Baby Carrier Mini is perfect for preserving those precious first few months of parenthood. Designed to fit the needs of a newborn baby, the simple design is easy to put on, even in the middle of the night, and the luxurious, tactile fabrics are gentle on your newborn’s delicate skin. You can feel your baby is being carried in a natural position, with their back in a gentle c-curve. The entire front section of the carrier opens for you to put down your sleeping baby, and there is no fabric between the baby and your chest, so ideal for skin-to-skin contact too.The Baby Carrier Mini. RRP: £90.00
Babywearing has so many benefits for both you and your baby, some being:
- Babies who are carried often cry less, feed easier and sleep better. While they are close to you, they know they are safe and you can give them what they need.
- Upright carrying is good for babies physically, helping with colic, digestion, and helping prevent physical abnormalities such as flat-head syndrome.
- Babywearing promotes attachment, and can help prevent post-natal depression.