Heylo, everyone! Thank you for all the love and appreciation on the first part of this series. Many of you could relate to those myths and also agreed to the answers, so I thought of sharing a few more common misconceptions on this topic 🙂
1. Babywearing will ruin my back and shoulder
Some carriers do, especially non-ergonomic carriers, but not the ergonomic ones, because they’re padded exactly where they should be or made in just the right way, which is why they give the required support to the back and the shoulders. Also, if you’re using an ergonomic carrier and still sensing the pain, that’s an indication of incorrect wearing technique, correcting which, won’t hurt your back and shoulders anymore.
2. Babies might feel suffocated in the carrier
I was asked this by a friend who saw my daughter sleeping in the carrier, obviously out of concern. However, if you carry your baby while keeping the safe carrying techniques in mind, your baby won’t feel suffocated at all. Have you heard of T.I.C.K.S. rule? I recently stumbled upon this website called Baby Sling Safety and found out about T.I.C.K.S. rule. Here’s what it is:
3. My baby resisted in the carrier I tried. Babywearing is not our thing.
Babies might resist at first, which is pretty normal. I’ll soon write about why some kids resist and how to deal with that. But one major issue I wanted to address here is that some babies might not like the carrier they are in, but that doesn’t mean they don’t like to be worn. There’s quite a possibility that they might happily accept being worn in some other type of carrier; it’s all about trying and testing. I’d strongly suggest visiting a local library to find your best match or opting for a traveler program before purchasing one.
4. It delays walking and other developmental milestones
I would have given you a million scientific evidences here, but I’d rather I’d share my daughter’s experience. I’ve been wearing her ever since she was over a month old, almost regularly. Now, shes 9.5 months old, standing by herself and should hopefully walk too within a fortnight. Hence, I’m pretty sure it doesn’t delay developmental milestones achievement.
5. Babywearing is expensive
Honestly, at first even I thought so, and probably it was earlier. With new release of basic cotton variants and EMI schemes, the scenario is no longer the same. If you’re looking to babywear on a budget, click here to read my article and find some tricks.
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Have a great day ahead.