Wearing your baby in a babywrap
Babywearing become more and more popular. On the streets you see a lot parents wearing their baby in a babywrap, but also on social media you will find many parents sharing their babywearing moments. Dragen in Schagen has a huge collection baby wraps and selected only the best brands for you.
What is a babywrap
A babywrap is made out of long piece of fabric, it is woven in a special way. A babywrap must meet different safety requirements. Attention is paid to the quality of the yarn and the dyes to color the fabric must be safe.
From which age can i use a babywrap
If all safety instructions are considered it is advised to use an babywrap from birth until both caregiver and child no longer feel comfortable with it.
Consult an expert if your child was born with a low birth weight, such as a premature or twins, or if your infant has respiratory illness or other respiratory problems. Extra vigilance is required with these babies.
What are the advantages of babywearing
The most practical advantage is giving your child a cosy, warm and peaceful place close to you, and in the same time having your hands free.
Of course baby wearing has many more advantages. For children its extremely important to attach to their parents and caregivers. While wearing your baby the ‘cuddle hormone’ will release, Oxytocine. Oxytocin is very important when it comes to attachment.
While wearing your baby in a babywrap, your baby feels your heartbeat and warmth, that will calm your baby. Baby’s that are close to their caregivers will experience less stress and have more energy to grow.
Babywearing also stimulates breastfeeding and has a very positive effect on baby’s with reflux.
Ofcourse there are many more benefits of babywearing, but most important; wearing your baby is super cozy!
What types of babywraps are there
There are 2 types of baby wraps. Woven wraps and Stretchy wraps. Every type has its own benefits.
A woven wrap is suitable from birth up to toddlerhood. You’ll never have to adjust a babywrap, like you do with a babycarrier. When you wrap your baby in a babywrap it always fits perfectly, regardless of your childs clothing size.
A woven wrap is very versatile, you carry on your front, back and hip. This all makes that you can enjoy your woven wrap for a very long time.
The fabric of a stretchy wrap is very comfortable and soft. Wrapping with a stretchy wrap is very easy. With a stretchy wrap you can only front carry.
A stretchy wrap will feel comfortabel from birth up to 8 months / 1 year.
How does the sizing of babywraps work
When selecting what size wrap to purchase it is important to consider what type of carry you would like to do, as well as what size you and your baby are.
In general a size 6 is good for most of the carries. When you are having a clothing size higher than EU 42, we recommend a size 7 wrap. You can pick a shorter size (4) when experimenting other carries, like a rucksack carry.
Stretchy wraps are one size fits all.