Many new moms instinctively know that they want to be close to their baby. They want to cuddle them, kiss them, and nibble on their tiny toes. There's a reason we want to have our babies close to us!
Having your baby next to your skin, or carried by you somehow, is not only good for mom, it's good for baby too! After 40 weeks inside the womb, baby likes to held close to mom, to listen to her heartbeat, to be able to smell her and feel her close by. As for mom, sometimes she simply needs her hands free. That's where baby wearing comes in. And you don't need any sort of high tech equipment. Women have been wearing their babies for thousands of years. All you need is a Beluga Baby Wrap to keep your little one close. Shop the Beluga Wrap!
Are you worried you're going to spoil your baby by keeping them close? In fact, the opposite is true. In cases where babies are constantly in the arms of their caregiver, continuous crying is virtually unheard of.
THE WOMANLY ART OF BREASTFEEDING comments:
"These findings confirm what our mothering instincts tell us —- that plenty of loving contact does not "spoil" a baby or make him more demanding, but instead helps him feel more comfortable and happy in his new world."
Baby wearing also helps mom become aware of baby's hunger cues faster. That means that baby doesn't need to expend so much energy letting mom know they're hungry, and can instead use that energy to grow.
La Leche League International has a great article on this very subject - The Benefits of Baby Wearing