So many new things to learn as a new mom and this officially marks the end of my fourth trimester! Having Niko has been amazing and learning so much with him has given me the confidence to be a good mom. One of the best things for Niko and I is babywearing. Babywearing reduces crying by 40% and is way easier than just carrying the baby. So I really took it upon myself to learn all about babywearing.
The first type of wearing I did was with the traditional wrap style. It is a bit intimidating in the beginning with this super long cloth and how it works but if you practice a few times and you can get it right. There are 3 main types I tried so far and here are some insider tips I didn’t find anywhere on Pinterest or IG but only in doing it myself.
There are so many brands and price and designs out there but for the sake of this post, the JERSEY one I used is the Cuddly Wrap – Made in Canada. It is 100% organic cotton but it does have some stretch to it. It is longer than the Moby and it is a bit harder to go around and around your waist. But the stretch helps it keep the baby comfy.
The Cotton one I used it Moby wrap. It is thicker with not much stretch and I found this one sometimes got too hot. That when I took Niko out, my belly and his will be wet from sweat. I think Moby is the most classic one and I think the density will be great for colder days.
The Bamboo one is Beluga Baby – Made in Canada. This one is super-super stretchy and I found Niko drooping down as we walked. The trick to this one is to really stretch the fabric over your shoulder before inserting it. And to start at your chest instead of the belly like the others. I love this one for summer days since it is breathable but it is really stretchy so a lot of bounce when walking.
Wrapping is one of the fasting ways for baby to fall asleep. When we are walking Cami, Niko almost always instantly falls asleep. I also wore him to sleep at the beginning of our co-sleeping so he won’t fall off or slide off. It worked really well and now he can sleep beside me without being on me!
Also! I tried a Ring Sling! I had it professionally sewn using a Pinterest DIY post and my own Money Fabric! I haven’t mastered the ring sling yet but more to come!