I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but here on the west coast of British Columbia where True North Slings is headquartered it’s hot. Like icky sticky sweat until you literally have to peel your clothes off hot.🥵 It’s not fun. It’s been so gross that my family and I have retreated to the beach, for a much needed reprieve from Mother Nature’s wrath.
While I’ve been sitting ocean-side, I’ve noticed only a handful of folks baby-wearing and that got me thinking - baby wearing in the heat isn’t always pleasant (a sweaty mommy + a sticky, cranky baby = a whole lot of ugh no), unless of course what you’re wearing has been designed with the heat in mind. Which is EXACTLY what our slings are.
Your Summer Must Have
All of our products are made of 100% linen which not only drapes beautifully for an elegant look you can easily dress up or down, but is also cool, breathable, and light weight. It’s a sling you can take with you on all your summer travels, regardless of what Mother Nature decides to throw your way.
Benefits of Baby Wearing
And if staying cool and sticky-free in all weather conditions wasn't benefit enough, we turned to the experts over at La Leche League to find out even more great reasons why baby-wearing takes the cake.
- Babies carried in slings are calmer and cry less. In most cultures, where babies are held almost constantly, they are typically in a quiet alert state and rarely cry for more than brief periods.
- Slings provide a gentle way of transitioning babies from the calm environment of the womb to that of the outside world. Babies in carriers continue to be rocked by their mothers’ movements and to hear their mothers’ heartbeats or learn a new caring adult’s rhythms. This helps babies to regulate their own systems.
- Babies in slings are more receptive to learning and display enhanced visual and auditory alertness.
- It facilitates bonding. When babies are held closely, the adult and the baby can see each other’s faces, leading to frequent verbal and non-verbal interaction, enhancing speech and social development.
Learn more: www.llli.org/breastfeeding-info/baby-wearing
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