3. Feels Comforting for Adult and Child
With so much going on around you in a new place, it’s very easy to get overwhelmed. Having close contact makes for a beautiful security blanket of love and familiarity. As a caregiver holding a child, you get flooded with the feel-good hormone oxytocin, proven to reduce stress levels. Your child also feels most at ease in the comfort of your arms, the perfect place for them to nestle into when the world feels a bit too much.
4. Allows for Easy Naps and Feeding On the Go
Worried about taking your little one out on a schedule that doesn’t really align with their naps? A carrier can be a welcomed relief! Allow your baby to nap on the go and hardly disrupt any of your holiday plans. Ringslings and Soft Structured Carriers also allow for easy and discreet feeding on the go. Perfect if you can’t find a parent’s room or somewhere quiet to sit down and feed.
As always, remember to put safety as your first priority when carrying your child. Ensure their airways are clear with no fabric obstructing them and that you can see them at all times.
Important info: Whilst travelling through airports, you will need to remove your child out of the carrier to go through security. Then on take off and landing in an airplane you will need to also remove child from carrier or sling. Sometimes, just placing the sling over them like a blanket will be comforting for them if they are familiar with it through this take off and landing time.
As always, remember to put safety as your first priority when carrying your child. Ensure their airways are clear with no fabric obstructing them and that you can see them at all times. Make sure all buckles are fastened securely and constantly monitor your child.
So don’t forget to pack your carrier and always take it with you just incase! It’s just so practical and there are many many benefits!
Have you used a baby carrier while travelling? How did you find it?
– B r o o k e – x –
Originally published here.
Brooke Maree is one of Australia’s leading Babywearing Educators, Co-Founder of the Australian Babywearing Association, and Country Leader of Kangatraining Australia. She is passionate about advocating for babywearing safety and best practice and seeing all parents using their baby carrier with comfort and ease. Brooke is available for personalised consultations, workshops and trainings, and on social media providing endless resources and top tips! Find out more about her services at www.brookemaree.com.au.