Baby Carrying

How Long Can You Safely Carry A Baby In A Carrier | How Long Is Too Long

Posted by Julie Monson on

Babywearing is one of the best ways to bond with your baby. There is no better way to feel the comfort and closeness than when your baby is carried so close to you. It is also a practical way to carry your baby and keep your hands free. The question frequently asked is how long babies can be carried in carriers or wraps. How long is too long? There is no official time limit for carrying your baby in a carrier, however, there are safety and developmental risks that need to be considered when using a carrier for prolonged periods....

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Can A Baby Carrier Cause Mastitis | Preventing Common Problems

Posted by Abigail Le Roux and Julie Monson on

Breastfeeding and babywearing both have many benefits, including helping you to bond with your baby. But one common concern for moms is the fear that babywearing could lead to blocked ducts which in turn could cause mastitis. Wearing your baby does not cause mastitis, but excessive pressure on your breasts while carrying your baby could lead to blocked ducts. If left unmanaged, this could lead to mastitis. To prevent blocked ducts make sure that you are carrying your baby correctly and that there is no unnecessary pressure on your breasts. There are a number of things to consider if you...

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Can I Use A Baby Carrier While Pregnant | Will It Hurt My Baby

Posted by Abigail Le Roux and Julie Monson on

If you are a mother who loves babywearing your first-born does this need to stop now that you are pregnant again? It is safe to use a baby carrier or wrap while you are pregnant provided that you have the all-clear from your doctor or midwife. To babywear safely while pregnant, factors such as the stage of your pregnancy, suitable carrying positions, the type of carrier being used, and how your body is feeling are are all important considerations. Pregnancy is still a good time to carry your older child. Apart from all the usual benefits of babywearing, it helps them...

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