Which baby carrier to choose from birth?
Have you just given birth or is your little angel coming soon? It's time to prepare for his arrival by choosing the ideal baby carrier to use from birth.
Why use a baby carrier from birth?
During the 9 months of pregnancy, your baby has been used to being nestled in the hollow of you. Never alone, he has learned to work at your pace. When he arrives in the world, he finds himself immersed in a universe that is completely unknown to him. It is therefore very difficult for him to feel safe.
This is where babywearing comes in. If your newborn feels lost when he arrives, he still maintains this special bond with his mother. The only contact with her does him the greatest good and reassures him. His smell, his voice, his skin and the rhythm of his heart are things that allow him to anchor and feel good. Babywearing is therefore a way for him to be nestled against his mother again.
Indeed, thanks to a baby carrier or a sling from birth , it can be worn close to you. This means of carrying will allow your child to keep this close relationship he has had with you since the beginning. He can feel reassured at all times, no matter where you go.
Baby carrier or sling at birth?
To carry your baby against you, you will have the choice between using a baby carrier or a sling. However, if you want to practice carrying from birth , it will be more interesting to direct you to the wrap. Indeed, baby carriers, even if they are ergonomic, are generally recommended from 4 to 5 months of your infant. The sling is quite capable of accommodating your baby from its very first days.
The benefits of carrying a sling from birth
If there are classic baby carriers, the best for your newborn remains the portage in a sling . Respectful of his physiology, the wrap allows your baby to be placed in the best possible position. The fabric allows him to keep his back well rounded, thus respecting the natural curve of his spine. In addition, the scarf allows him to have his limbs flexed. His knees are thus placed above the level of his hips and his joints are preserved. He is curled up on himself in a position that reminds him of his in-utero position.
Alongside this reassuring posture, carrying in a sling brings other benefits. It allows better digestion and thus helps children who suffer from colic or gastroesophageal reflux. By standing in a more upright position, belly against you, the newborn is relieved. The warmth and massaging her belly against your body will soothe her tummy aches. He will even be able to fall asleep thanks to the rocking of your movements and the regular beats of your heart.
photo credit @lool_d
We can also talk about the practical side of the scarf. Folded, it fits easily in your handbag or in your diaper bag and allows you to take it everywhere with you. This way you will always have a wonderful way to soothe your baby no matter where you are. And that's not all ! The sling will also allow you to carry your little one against you while having your hands free to indulge in another activity.
It remains to talk to you about the possibility of discreetly breastfeeding your newborn if you have opted for breastfeeding. All you have to do is place your baby in your sling so that he has access to your breast. He will then be comfortably installed to eat discreetly.
Which sling at birth?
When we talk about carrying in a sling, there are three possibilities: the classic sling, the sling and the Mei-Tai.
The first takes the form of a simple scarf that you will have to tie around your body. By varying the knots, you can vary your baby's positions. However, you will have to learn to master the art of knotting for its use.
The second, much simpler, is also known as the knotless wrap. You will not have to tie it because the sling has two rings in which you just have to pass the fabric and adjust it. The scarf then forms a pocket in which all you have to do is install your infant. Simple, practical and terribly effective, you will find some on our June 22 shop.
Sling Boom boom Love - photo credit @audrey.lanamonamour
The third, inspired by Asia, is an in-between between the scarf and the baby carrier. Composed of a fabric and straps, it will allow your baby to be well installed from birth until more or less 3 years old.
The different sling models at June 22
The organic cotton sling
Usable from birth up to 10kg, the organic cotton sling respects your infant's skin. Soft and breathable, the cotton is certified 100% organic. On our online store, you have the choice between several models with or without patterns.
The linen sling
More robust than the cotton one, the linen model can carry your newborn from birth up to 15kg. So you can use it for a longer period of time. Linen has the particularity of being breathable and above all very supportive.
Time Square Model - Photo Credit @bardonstestaresverige
The organic velvet sling
The velvet, which can carry your baby up to 10 kg, will offer him a cozy, supportive and very comfortable way of carrying.
Midnight Blue model - Photo credit @ababywearingstory
Organic cotton fleece sling
Carrying is done at all times and in all seasons, even when it's cold. So that your infant is always well wrapped up, June 22 offers you models in organic cotton fleece. Newborns do not yet know how to regulate their temperature, this fabric will allow them to keep their heat even when the temperatures drop.
Model Téa - Photo credit @ababywearingstory
The double sling
The double sling has been specially designed for your comfort. Indeed, the sling being an asymmetrical means of carrying, the weight of your baby rests only on one of your shoulders. Basic, it is therefore more complicated to use it over a long period when the baby is older. It is to overcome this drawback that the double model was born. It transforms the sling into a symmetrical means of portage. By choosing the double sling, you are choosing a sling where the weight of your newborn rests on both of your shoulders. Ideal for long periods of portage.
Photo credit @mrs_ladki
How to choose a newborn baby carrier ?
There are, however, a few precautions to take into account when deciding to carry a newborn baby . First, the position of your infant in your sling is important. This is why you are advised to get information from a babywearing instructor or take part in a babywearing workshop . You will be able to learn how to place your baby correctly in your sling to respect his physiological position .
Second, you will need to pay attention to the composition of your baby wrap. It is important that the textile is certified without toxic substances. You can, for example, direct you to OEKO TEX certified products. The skin of your newborn being very fragile, it is essential to choose products that do not put it in danger. At June 22, our scarves are made with 100% organic cotton, grown without pesticides or insecticides. Their dyes are natural and do not present any risk of allergy. The fabrics are also breathable and resistant.
Palm Sensation model - photo credit @gianonita__
Finally, you will have to be attentive to your newborn during the carrying times. You will need to watch that his nose and mouth are always clear and not crushed against your chest. In addition, not knowing how to regulate his temperature at birth and being coiled against your body heat, you will have to hydrate your baby regularly.
What you must remember :
- Practicing babywearing is a way to secure and soothe your newborn baby.
- The wrap is the best way to carry your baby from birth .
- Babywearing is a practical way to relieve your little one's ailments, to preserve your close relationship and to respect his physiology.
- There are three options for carrying in a sling from birth : the classic sling, the sling and the Mei-Tai
- To practice carrying, you must be attentive to the position of your newborn and the composition of the textiles used.