benefits to baby
Encourages bonding and a healthy attachment to Parent. This is most vital during the first few months of life and will ensure that your baby grows up to have greater confidence and independence.
Reduces crying and can be a comfort to both Parent & baby during times of teething/illness/leap etc.
Assists to regulate babies temperature, heart rate and promote emotional and physical wellbeing
Has been shown to be beneficial for babies with reflux and colic, due to being held upright and close to parent.
Enhances motor development, muscle strength, neck and head control
Assists with sleep and gives baby moments of calm and a chance to retreat from over stimulating environments.
benefits to mum/dad/caregiver
Encourages bonding and attachment. While holding your baby close you are releasing oxytocin (also known as the 'Love hormone') which encourages an even stronger bond.
Gives parents rest bite for those times when baby is teething/ill etc and the baby may feel the need to be closer to the parent.
Allows parents to carry on with chores, looking after older siblings and having hands free for other tasks.
Increases milk supply and assists with breastfeeding
A great way for Dads to develop their bond further