The first time .... in a sling!
You had imagined it so much, dreamed it so much, expected it so much ... Here it is, this little baby! For several months you have undoubtedly prepared, organized, planned the daily life and its arrival in your family. Resolutions may have been taken in line with your convictions. But now this little tip shows you that being a parent is not so easy and that it is better to work as a team to understand and tame each other.
A baby wrap?
Among the many purchases or birth gifts for your little one, hides a strange fabric ... Whether wide, long and with a pocket like the wrap The Original JPMBB or with rings like the Petite Echarpe Without a Knot , this means of carrying intrigues you strongly. Maybe you bought it yourself, already convinced of its benefits? In short, it is high time to take an interest in it!
Is it complicated?
To be honest, it may seem complicated at first, but it ends up becoming a real automatism. Because to use it well, you need to have some knowledge. Rest assured, it remains very simple and accessible to all! The most anxious can even get help from a babywearing instructor during a workshop . (Discover HERE the menu with the different workshops distributed by departments throughout France and other countries). For others, the instructions and videos on the Youtube channel Love Radius accompany you in the discovery with your Baby . (You can even send your babywearing photographs to the Love Radius Facebook page for best advice). After a few minutes and sometimes two or three attempts, you're done! The baby carrier has no secrets for you.
To try is to adopt it!
For a first use it is recommended to choose a day when you feel well and your Baby is in good shape and calm. Once you have understood the technique, it is time to explain to Baby what you are going to do. Carrying is a team effort. All Babies will appreciate a few explanations before being installed in the sling. Take your time, there is no rush for the first time. The best way is to rock Baby lightly during installation. Talk to him, reassure him if you feel he is worried because he can sense your hesitation and worry about it too ... In short, play down ... it will be fine! :-) If your Baby doesn't seem cooperative the first time around, don't give up, try again later today. He has the right to be unwilling at this time. If after several unsuccessful attempts you still cannot install Baby (he is fidgety, crying), talk to an instructor , she will be able to guide you. Sometimes the baby's discomfort can be the cause of his refusal and it may be wise to be referred to a specialist to relieve him (osteopath or pediatrician for example). A few minutes later, here is your little one installed against you! Take a deep breath and savor! Do you feel this confidence in you? This comfort and this pride? You carry your little one against you and you are just fine, against each other. And yet life goes on, you can jump on the bandwagon and get on with your day-to-day life.
What does it bring in concrete terms?
Carrying your Baby is a kind of continuation of what was started with pregnancy. It is to introduce this little being into life with all the gentleness and support of his parents. The baby carrier also brings you a not insignificant little extra, having two free hands while taking care of him. And then it boosts our confidence as parents, because when we have just had a child, it takes confidence to live parenting serenely!
Carrying baby the first time is very impressive. It can also be scary, we are afraid of doing badly or not doing it. But once you master babywearing , it becomes a real asset in everyday life and happiness!
Good babywearing to all!