USA Baby Carries Many Babywearing Items!

The benefits of babywearing are plentiful for both mom and baby and USA Baby in Franklin is pleased to partner with the Middle Tennessee chapter of Babywearing International and host its Franklin monthly meeting on the 4th Wednesday of each month.

1306Babywearing International is a national non-profit organization whose main mission is to promote baby wearing as a universally accepted practice, with benefits for both child and caregiver, through education and support. The chapter provides free educational meetings and support through free, public monthly meetings in Nashville, Murfreesboro and now Franklin.

The Franklin Babywearing International (BWI) Meeting takes place on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 10am to noon at Goofballs, located next door to USA Baby on Highway 96 in Franklin. Stay up-to-date on meetings by following the USA Baby Facebook page.

Volunteer Babywearing Educators (VBEs) are on hand at these meetings to help teach the skills and safety measures needed to make babywearing a success. One of the highlights of attending a meeting is getting to peruse the Learning Library, which contains nearly 200 carriers in a wide variety of styles, brands, and sizes. Members are able to checkout a different carrier every month to try at home and better learn what their babywearing needs are before committing to and purchasing a certain brand or style.

About Babywearing

Babywearing is the wearing or carrying of a baby close to your body with the use of a sling or wrap. The benefits of babywearing are numerous for both mother and child. For moms, studies have shown that babywearing can increase oxytocin levels, leading to better bonding between mother and child and also easier breastfeeding.

For babies, their attachment to mom is more secure when carried and they are usually calmer as they are near their mother’s heartbeat rhythm. In addition, “worn” babies are “humanized” earlier as they see facial expressions and body language more than a baby kept in a stroller or car seat carrier. From a physical standpoint, babywearing helps to avoid plagiocephaly, also known as “flattened head syndrome,” which can often occur when a baby spends too much time on his or her back in a car seat or crib.

 

We also wanted to highlight some of the babywearing items that we carry in our store:

ErgoBaby Original – This first ever and award-winning Ergo offers the option to carry baby on your front, side or back. The 100% cotton shell and lining makes it easy to care for and washable. The ErgoBaby Original has adjustable padded shoulder straps and adjustable waistband for a custom fit and also offers a storage pocket and adjustable hood. The design of the ErgoBaby evenly distributes baby’s weight between hip and shoulders for a comfortable fit for mom. You can use the ErgoBaby Original from 7 pounds (with the newborn insert) to 45 pounds.

 

1503ErgoBaby Performance – The ErgoBaby Performance offers everything you love about the Original but is made with lightweight, breathable mesh fabric to keep baby and parent cool so it’s great for warmer temperatures and outdoor activities. It’s great for the family on the go!

1283ErgoBaby Four Position 360 -- The ErgoBaby 360 offers an additional carrying position to the three offered by the Original and the Performance so you can carry your baby in four total positions including the face-forward option for older babies. You can even switch between the front and inward carry positions with the carrier on as long as you support the baby while you change the bucket seat buttons.

Come see us at USA Baby in Franklin or visit us on the 4th Wednesday of each month if you’d like to learn more!

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