How to Get Started with Babywearing

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Babywearing has a long history in many parts of the world. For centuries, parents have carried their children close in carriers of various forms. This gives them the opportunity to be in tune to their children's needs as well as provide ongoing comfort throughout the day.

Of course, parents also need their hands free, so they can't carry their babies around in the arms all day long. Enter the baby carrier: From slings to Ergo carriers, there are many choices out there that will help you jump into babywearing. This crib sheet is aimed at not only helping you choose one that will best suit your needs, but also how to troubleshoot and navigate babywearing in general.

You'll learn:

  • Where to buy a baby carrier
  • How to choose the right carrier for you
  • How to get started with baby wearing
  • Getting you and your baby comfortable with babywearing
  • Safe positioning
  • What to do if your baby hates it
  • Finding support
  • Advice on attachment parenting

Read and print out the entire Crib Sheet about babywearing now.

Lili Kalish Gersch

Lili Kalish Gersch is a former babywearing consultant who lives in Washington, DC with her husband and two sons.

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