Disclosure: This is a compensated post I am writing as a Boba Ambassador. The opinions expressed are honest.
When I was pregnant with Kendall I knew that I wanted to give babywearing a try but I wasn’t exactly sure what was out there and what was best for us. What I did know was that wearing my baby facing me would be the best decision I could make for us. Babywearing close to the chest, facing inward, is the best way for both mom and child, for closeness and also health reasons. How do you know if you are wearing your baby correctly though? Keep reading. 🙂
And at 5 weeks sleeping while we are shopping at the mall.
The Boba blog did a post on the 9 Reasons Not To Carry Your Baby Facing Out and it’s something I think you should definitely read if you are thinking about wearing your baby or if you do wear your baby facing out.
Now you have read why you shouldn’t wear your child facing out but what are some reasons to wear them facing in?
- Your child’s legs are properly-supported, which allows him/her to sit comfortably without putting too much pressure on the thighs/pelvis.
- For smaller babies, facing inward can provide the head/neck support they need while those muscles are learning to work more independently.
- You can easily breastfeed your child while still wearing them.
- Proper babywearing can provide a calm, soothing experience for your child.
- The child’s weight is distributed evenly, allowing you to wear your child for a longer period of time.
Boba is one of the only baby carrier companies that exclusively sells baby carriers that keep baby facing inward. Research shows that carrying baby facing inward helps baby attach in a healthy way to parents and prevents hip dysplasia, allowing baby to stay safe and healthy, both physically and psychologically.