And no I am not talking about a person or thing !
It was the hottest day in Washington state history. We reached 106 degree's today and now at 11:30 I am still awake because why......? It is still 86 Degrees.
I am missing Virginia's air conditioners right now .
We spent a great day swimming, snacking at the beach and swimming some more .
I bought a water sling for Lyla to be worn in just like this one , it is made out of mesh .I loved it . Babywearing is for another post someday soon but I do love to wear my babies .
I lied lets talk about babywearing now . Did you know babies that are worn in a baby carrier such as a sling learn more,get "humanized" earlier,cry less and can nurse easier on demand ?
I strongly believe The womb lasts eighteen months: Nine months inside mother, and nine months outside.
Did you know Babywearing is convenient? How often do you wish you had free hands with an infant around ? With a carrier you can tend to your baby and go about your day .
Did you know Babywearing makes sibling care easier? As a mother of two children under 2 I know how hard of an adjustment it was and without my sling I couldnt have managed it at all . Not to mention how terribly heavy infant carseats are !
A dear friend of mine "J" has recently found the love of an ergo . I am so happy that I could introduce her to this amazing gift of babywearing .
She has this one isnt it so cute !Some moms find ergo's easier...I mean come one anyone could do up two buckles .
Wikipedia has a great write up on the benefits of babywearing. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babywearing]
1.Mothers' progesterone (mothering hormone) is increased through physical contact with the infant, leading to a more intimate maternal bond, easier breastfeeding and better care. Thus lowering incidence of postpartum depression and psychosomatic illness.
2.Infants who are carried are calmer - all their primal/survival needs are met: caregiver can be seen, heard, smelled, touched, tasted, fed (breastfeeding mother) and motion necessary for continuing neural development, gastrointestinal and respiratory health and to establish balance (inner ear development) and muscle tone, is constant.
3.Infants IQ and brain mass are measurably greater. When primal needs are met, babies spend more time in a quiet state of attentive alertness, ideal for learning - rather than in a panicked survival mode.
4.Infants are more organized; parental rhythms (walking, heartbeat, etc.) have balancing and soothing effects on infants.
5.Infants are "humanized" earlier by developing socially; babies are closer to people and can study facial expressions, learn languages faster and be familiar with body language.
6.Developmental milestones such as learning to walk, talk and toilet train are reached earlier.
7.Contrary to western cultural myths, independence is established earlier.
Aggression is diminished.
I may add a WARNING " becareful wearing your baby is addictive, you will soon want diffrent carriers for diffrent outfits, moods, and locations. Dads will want to get in on the babywearing as well so he will also require a dad approved carrier like seen below"
These are of "S" wearing baby Riaan at 12 months on his back in an ergo .FYI Riaan was about 30 pounds .