Babywearing Lyndel

“Baka di sha makahinga?” “Sinasanay mo sa karga?”

These are just some of the questions that I encounter whenever I’m wearing Lyndel (I use a SaYa carrier, by the way) and I just answer them them with a smile on my face. πŸ™‚ I’ve had enough of these unsolicited comments from well-meaning and not so well-meaning people. And honestly, I don’t got bothered by their comments anymore because I know babywearing is good for me and my baby.

I enjoy wearing Lyndel and he does too! Whenever he has his crying bouts, I put him on the SaYa and he calms down and sometimes goes to sleep in no time.

Here are some of our babywearing photos:



Here’s more information on babywearing from Next9

Worn babies:

Cry less.

Research says that babies who are carried cry 43% less than overall, and 54% less during the evening hours. In indigenous cultures where babies are carried almost continuously, it is highly unlikely to hear a crying baby.

Have increased mental, emotional and physical development.

Babies who are carried spend more time in a quiet alert state which is the best state for infant learning. They are also quickly able to develop a sense of security and trust. Because of this secure attachment these babies tend to become independent at an earlier age. By being held close to the caregiver, the newborn soaks in the caregiver’s body rhythms, which in turn helps regulate her own heartbeat and breathing. Research shows that this helps her adapt easier to life outside the womb, it even means lesser risk for SIDS.

Actually develop healthy spines.

A sling will conform to a baby’s body, eliminating pressure on a babyοΏ½s developing spine.

It also makes life easier for the parent because:

It’s easier to breastfeed. Using a sling means discreet and hands free nursing.
The baby can be brought anywhere. No more huge strollers to lug around and maneuver along narrow aisles or corridors
The sling distributes the baby’s weight across the wearer’s back and so the child feels lighter.
With the baby in the sling, the mom’s hands are no longer tied down and so she can do her day to day chores or even go shopping!

As for me, I’m wearing Lyndel now and I plan to wear sibling in the future. No arguments here πŸ™‚

Comments

  1. I’ve been wanting to get a SaYa for Jacob so I can babywear him. Is it easy to use? I’m not very fond of complicated folds etc. Lyndel looks comfortable in it. πŸ™‚

  2. Hi Roxi! Yes the SaYa is easy to use πŸ™‚ I’d like to refer you to an intimate event called Babywearing Meet πŸ™‚ here, you get to try on different carriers including the SaYa πŸ™‚ and the best thing is, you can seek help from the babywearing experts there πŸ™‚

    you can sign up here in Eliza Ypon’s blog (she is an expert SaYa user)

    http://painterswife.com/2011/09/04/have-baby-must-wear/

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