I once looked at those supermums going about their daily routines while wearing their baby strapped to them like some sort of forrest animal and their cub, and wondered how they were making it look so effortless. Surely that’s not comfortable? How does the baby stay put? Is it safe?
I thought this right up until I was sent one and I tried it out for myself.
Ok, so my first attempt failed quite badly. Both Archie and I were certainly not comfortable and it felt like any movement would cause my little one to fall out of the piece of fabric wrapped vigorously around my body. I realised I’d wrapped it around my body the wrong way so Archie wasn’t sitting in the correct place, so no wonder it was so uncomfortable.
But take two couldn’t have gone better. There I was strolling down the aisles in Sainsbury’s completely hands free with baby in tow. I could see people admiring my mothering skills and I totally felt like I’d nailed this parenting lark.
THE BENEFITS | Baby wearing is a great way for parents to bond with their baby. It’s also the perfect way for busy, on-the-go mums to breastfeed their babies while going about their daily routine and it makes babies less fussy if they’re close to their mothers.
If you’re looking for a way to exercise while going about your daily business, this is perfect for you! By wearing your baby in a sling, you have the added benefit of ‘weightlifting’ without even realising.
For more information on the advantages of baby wearing and slings you can buy, visit libertyslings.co.uk.