Baby wearing can meet the normal needs of infants resulting with a baby that cries less. Baby wearing provides a secure safe nurturing space of motion that contains the primitive reflexes and the disorganized neurological system. Baby wearing fosters neurological connections for brain development by providing intimate learning experiences while in a quiet alert state. Baby wearing can also be beneficial to calm an overstimulated baby to sleep! Parents & caregivers get an opportunity to have hands free! Parents of multiples get instant control when only one set of hands is available plus exercise!
…let’s remember that each baby has different needs. Each parent has their own tolerance and personality. Every family is unique. Everyday provides a whole new set of circumstances. Having a degree of flexibility and trusting instincts can help parents to navigate the sleep in their home. Be kind to yourself because there is not a one size fits all sleep coaching plan, but here is an article on some sleep basics from Kim West, The Sleep Lady ~ “Good sleep breeds more good sleep.”
New parents are very tired and the option of a partner or other help may not be available. Knowing the safest options for safe infant sleep and what to avoid is important.
“If you are feeding your baby and think that there’s even the slightest possibility that you may fall asleep, feed your baby on your bed, rather than a sofa or cushioned chair,” said Lori Feldman-Winter, MD, FAAP, member of the Task Force on SIDS and co-author of the report.