Babies from the Stone-Age

In contrast to many other species, the senses of our little ones are not yet fully developed and need to be sharpened. They cannot move independently and they are almost always hungry. Our babies‘ brains are still wired as they were thousands of years ago. Meaning, the baby feels as i fit is in immediate danger when put away. At any time, the saber-tooth tiger could come around the corner and eat it or maybe he has already eaten mommy and now the baby has to starve. It can not defend itself, can not hide itself and can not flee, it cannot provide for itself and is defenseless against mother nature and her elements. To satisfy this need for closeness, food and protection, a baby needs someone who provides these things reliably. Proximity thus ensures the survival of the baby. That is why many babies cannot be put down and show their concern by crying and crying.

Quite instinctively, we feel the need to pick a crying baby up and hold it to comfort it. When picking the child up, it shows us the most comfortable position for itself by pulling the legs up in front of the belly and spreading them a little apart. This position is supported when a baby is being carried correctly. The early grasping reflex is a sign that babies, just like monkeys, want to hold on to us. These signs tell us that babies are made to be carried and enjoy being carried close to the ones they love. There is no evidence to prove that babywearing is harmful to a newborn, provided a few points are kept in mind. The most important point is good air supply and free airways. Babies should also always be carried upright, while being sufficiently supported to prevent the baby from slumping down, yet still allowing for a natural rounding of the back. 

 

 

 

Benefits of babywearing

 

  • maturation of the hip can be supported
  • discs in the spine can cushion shocks and a natural rounding of the spine is possible
  • proximity and body contact promote bonding
  • providing security and scomfort when arriving in the world
  • good possibility to build an intimate bond even without breastfeeding
  • promoting the development of the baby's balance
  • promotion of motor and sensory development
  • most carried babies cry less
  • helps with abdominal pain
  • hands are free for everyday use
  • no worries about full elevators, trains or busses 
  • stairs are no longer an insurmountable obstacle