While prams are always suitable options, baby slings are more for parents who feel like keeping their little ones as close as possible while out and about.
Here are just some of the reasons why the sling is the go-to for mums on-the-go.
Ideal for Multi-tasking
Taking your baby out and about is usually a bit of stress but with a hands-free sling you have the freedom to tackle tasks while still holding on to your baby, such as eating a meal with both hands.
Oh, the luxury.
Plus, if you have a bambino who wants to be held pretty much all the time, this is an easy way to meet their needs while doing other things.
Better for breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is a lot more discrete in slings and they can also help some babies breastfeed better - particularly those who are tense or have an arched back, feed better while on the move.
Reduces crying and colic
If your baby suffers from reflux, colic or even wind after feeding, holding them upright makes it easier for the uncomfortable feeling to pass and reduces any sicky bad moments.
It can help you keep them upright and perfectly snug as a bug, while also settling them if they're a little cranky.
Enhances their learning
Carried tots have enhanced visual and audio alertness, and increased "quiet alertness" time (being cuddly and still.)
Holding a baby close also promotes cognitive and speech development because they are exposed to more experiences and adult convos.
Those who are already avid fans of baby slings say they really help you create a bond with your little one.
It's also ideal for keeping a baby where they are happiest - close to your body where they're comforted by your heartbeat, whilst feeling 100% safe.
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