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Carrying your baby in a sling or 'baby wearing' is the greatest gift parents can give to their children. Extensive scientific research shows that keeping your baby close increased your bond and is a real investment for your child's future physical and emotional health, as well as your own.

Health benefits

All babies are born 'pre-mature' with systems that are developing. They are completely dependent on you for survival. 'Baby wearing' promotes a smooth transition from the comfort of the womb and facilitates the continued development of your growing baby.

• Close bodily contact provides a secure, calm and sensorially rich environment proven to stimulate brain development and therefore expand future learning.

• It regulates temperature, heart rate, breathing, immune system and digestion (helping to ease colic and reflux) and promotes breast feeding and weight gain.

• Oysterbaby slings provide the optimal position for healthy spinal development and supports the entire body to stimulates proper hip joint development. As well as development of muscles and motor skills needed for sitting, standing and walking.

Emotional benefits

Carrying your baby in a sling encourages infants to feel secure and content.

• It can reduce the level of the stress hormone (cortisol) produced when a child feels anxious - resulting in calmer, happier babies

• Babies worn in slings are less clingy and tend to initiate separation much earlier than babies less frequently held

• Research has also demonstrated that the more touch a child gets in childhood, the calmer he is likely to be as an adult

Practical benefits

There are many practical benefits of wearing your child that helps you with your daily parenting need.

• Baby wearing' allows you the freedom to go about your day to day tasks 'hands-free' without being dictated by nap times. Your baby will be happy when they are close to you

• Slings enable you to respond to non-crying signals, which can result in less frustrated, calmer babies. And therefore less anxious parents!

• Babies sleep deeper and for longer periods when carried in a sling making them happier when awake

• Mothers can breastfeed discreetly on the move, or when sitting, you can pull down one of the sides of the sling to be discreet when in public if you so wish.

• Fathers can feel that wearing their baby enables them to develop a closer bond

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