This months theme is communication, which in my opinion, is one of the best things about babywearing. Having Luna right next to me provides a perfect opportunity for talking to her about the things we see and smell. Ocean started talking very quickly and clearly, I attribute that to the fact that she was in a carrier for 85% of her infant hood. (Almost 100% of the time we spent away from the house)
According to Dr. William Sears, one benefit of baby wearing is that "Infants are "humanized" earlier by developing socially. Babies are closer to people and can study facial expressions, learn languages faster and be familiar with body language."
It just comes naturally to talk with your little one when they are close. While thrifting I like to point out things to Luna (like I did with Ocean) and talk to her about it. Nothing particularly profound, just little things here and there.
benefits for baby, it is so nice for me to have someone right there to talk with. I feel so confident with a little one on my hip. It feels so right. So natural. Oh and the little older ladies love it. I get stopped several times, anywhere we go...the most repeated phrase a lady used again today, she leaned in close to Luna and patted her head saying "Girl, you've got the best seat in the house"
all images courtesy of my husband.
i am wearing the sakura bloom essential linen sling in raven maple and the simple silk sling in amber.
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