The Basics of Safe Babywearing – #FreedomTogether

Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Boba. The opinions and text are all mine.

Babywearing is relatively new to me. Prior to having my first child I’d only ever seen my sister “wear” her babies. I really didn’t didn’t come to understand how wonderful babywearing is until my second child was an infant.

When I was pregnant with my first son I registered for and received a then popular baby carrier.  It was a sporty carrier that I thought would be perfect for myself and my baby.  Like all baby carriers I’d ever seen, it was a forward facing carrier.  Fortunately for my little man, I found the carrier too painful on my back to wear after my baby hit 12 lbs.

I didn’t know then that front facing carriers can contribute to hip dysplasia in infants. Research shows that carrying baby facing inward helps baby attach in a healthy way to parents and prevents hip dysplasia, allowing baby to stay safe and healthy, both physically and psychologically.

Check out this informative Safe Babywearing infographic that explains why forward facing carriers can be dangerous for baby.

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I was so glad to have started out my motherhood journey with Baby Z with 2 inward facing carriers! One of them is my trusty Boba that I still use often. I love that the Boba allows my little man to face me while having his head, neck, back, and thighs supported by the carrier.

I began wearing Baby Z when he was just a few days old.  It was such a feeling of freedom to wear him rather than having to lug him around in a cumbersome infant car seat.

Here is The Husband wearing Baby Z when he was just a few weeks old.

Now baby Z is 10 months old and I we still enjoy babywearing.  I can’t tell you how much of my sanity has been saved by my Boba.  On fussy teething or sick days I’ll just pop him on my back in the Boba so I can cook dinner and get some housework done.

Here we are on one of those days.

And I can’t even rave enough about the convenience of wearing your baby when you’re out shopping (as long as you’re not planning on trying on clothes)! By now we are all aware of the dangers of putting the infant seat on top of the shopping cart (or “buggy” as it is called here in the South). So where do you put your young infant who is unable to sit in a shopping cart seat while shop?  You wear him, of course!  I can’t tell you how many comments I’ve received while wearing my baby.  “That is genius!” “I wish they’d had those in my time. It would have made life a whole lot easier!” And it has!

I love having my baby facing me, cuddled close to my body! He just seems to fit there so well.  After 9 months of carrying him inside my body we both instinctively find babywearing comforting.

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About Amy @ Oh So Savvy Mom

Amy is mom to three, wife to one, and a sister and aunt to many. Her family is a former military family now settled in Lehi, Utah. Oh So Savvy Mom began as a way for Amy to share parenting and product advice with others. Just as she has evolved, Oh So Savvy Mom has evolved into a resource for Healthy Living for Families, Peaceful Parenting, and Family Travel.