It’s the weekend, and as usual, you and your family plan to spend a wonderful time together eating at a restaurant, going shopping in the mall or going sight-seeing in town. Of course, you have to bring along your baby. You don’t want your little bundle of joy to miss out the fun, do you?
Sinceyou plan to bring your little angel with you, you must then remember to bring a stroller to make traveling easier. The only problem you have with this type of mechanism is that it can be very bulky and cumbersome. You have to assemble, fold and then reassemble it. If you’re in a crowded place, strollers can be difficult to navigate. Plus, you need to work it using both hands, making movements very limited for you.
If you have these stroller concerns, then the most ideal option for you would be to use a baby sling. A baby sling is a piece of sturdy cloth that holds and supports a small child by strapping him or her against an adult’s body.
Usually, baby slings work for infants that are a few months old, but there are also some especially made for children up to two or three years old. Using a baby sling is referred to as “babywearing," which is a popular practice done by many parents today.
Baby slings are used for various purposes, whether inside or outside the home. Parents use these when they travel, stroll or shop with their little one. There are some who find these items handy while doing their household chores, such as cooking and cleaning. Baby slings can also be used by moms when they’re breastfeeding in public. These slings provide enough coverage so their breast won’t be too exposed.
Baby slings offer numerous advantages for both parents and children. One very apparent benefit is that it allows the adult to have close contact with the infant. Since infants want to be held constantly, using a baby sling when carrying them is very appropriate.
Another advantage is that baby slings allow better movement for adults. Unlike strollers that need to be pushed around, baby slings allow adults to use their arms and hands more freely. These mechanisms also minimize back and shoulder pain as long as these are used properly.
Baby slings are very useful, but there are safety concerns that must be remembered. If these are not worn properly, these can cause dangers, such as suffocation. Adults can also drop and bump the infant if the sling is not used properly. If used for a long time, baby slings can also cause fatigue for the adult.
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