Most mammals are born with four legs and literally “hit the floor running.” Their gestational period ends with their first breath. Human babies are born less developed and naturally, have higher needs at birth. Your baby’s gestational period doesn’t end at birth, but rather continues for many months. Because of this, nurturing the child to adapt to life outside the womb becomes essential in order to properly regulate your baby’s systems. Research shows that babies worn for at least 3 hours a day cry 43% less during the day and 51% less at night. Babywearing is an ideal preventative measure for more peaceful days and nights. Since worn babies spend less time crying and trying to soothe themselves, they are freed (in their state of quiet alertness) to observe more and to positively interact more. Carried babies are more intimately involved in their parent’s world and are more engaged in what is going on around them. They socialize better since they are carried at eye level instead of sitting at knee level, like in a stroller. The brain is stimulated by the inclusion provided by babywearing and therefore is encouraged to grow and develop. Scientific evidence shows that carried babies demonstrate advanced speech development and enhanced visual and auditory alertness. Studies show that Post-Partum Depression is much less common among mothers who frequently wear their infants. The reason is not entirely known but many speculate that it may be because of a hormonal stimulation baby-wearing provides and because worn babies cry much less. The deeper the connection between a parent and child, the easier discipline will be in the future. Wearing your infant in a Beco carrier is a bonding investment that enhances the connection between you and your baby. Credible research comparing well-connected children with poorly-connected children brings to light that connected children are more secure, settled, trusting, sociable, positive, adaptable, confident, considerate, co-operative, willing to share, empathetic, sensitive, affectionate, persistent, and eager to learn. Carrying your baby in a Beco carrier allows for your hands to be free in order to go about daily tasks. Beco carriers are extremely helpful during times when using a stroller would be inconvenient – such as upstairs, through large crowds, narrow aisleways, or over rough terrain. It is also helpful when frequently transferring to and from the car. It is much easier to slip on a Beco carrier than to drag out and unfold the stroller. Beco carrier put your baby at the height of people’s faces instead of at their knees, therefore, encouraging social interactions and development.
A Beco carrier will extend the womb experience and provide a home base of sorts for your newborn. While in the womb, your baby’s systems were organized on autoplay. The baby experiences the parent’s rhythmic walk, heartbeat, and breathing while they are worn, and these act as a pacemaker of sorts which remind the baby to organize and pattern her own functions with yours. Babywearing in a Beco carrier provides comfort and regulation and adds to the security and warmth so that your infant can focus her energies on positive growth.
All Beco Baby carriers (Gemini, Beco 8 and Beco Toddler) are highly adjustable and suitable for breastfeeding on-the-go. All carriers come equipped with adjustable shoulder straps that allow you to adjust the carrier when breastfeeding. If you have any questions about how to breastfeed in the carrier, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Babywearing is great for you and baby, but as with any baby product, we advise you to take caution while using so it is enjoyable for all! As with any type of baby carrier, always inspect your Beco Baby Carrier for damage before using and follow all instructions. Always double check that the buckles are connected properly and don't unbuckle the waist belt while your baby is still in the carrier. It can be helpful to have assitance getting your babe in and out of the carrier until you feel more comfortable. Put the carrier on over a soft bed or couch the first few times until you're more comfortable.
Babywearing can be a learning process, so if you have any questions at all about using the carrier, please do not hesitate to reach out! We have a team of experts that are here to make sure you and your baby are enjoying the carrier to its fullest extent. Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions!