|Over-The-Shoulder Baby Holder|
I found a trend of the over-the-shoulder baby holder recently. Not only can these be used for one infant, but for twins and even dogs! That blew my mind. Why would anybody wish to carry their dog in a shoulder pouch? Can't they walk on their lonesome 4 feet? And God forbid they must go to the bathroom! Anyway, if carrying a child in the womb for nine months is not enough, you can get a front pouch to hold your baby indefinitely, and if money's an issue, you can purchase them used and in different patterns to boot.
According to this work, there are five good reasons to 'wear' your baby even longer than you carried it in your gut. You might or might not agree with them, personally, I find it preposterous, but I am not one for children anyhow.
The first reason given was wearing a infant is convenient. Convenient for whom? Certainly not for the parent. But they say by carrying a little one in a front sling, you do not have to stress about dodging crowds or narrow openings that you would need to do with a stroller. My advice is to leave the little one at home!
Second, carrying your little one with an over-the-shoulder strap benefits physical development. This presumably keeps the little one in tune with the mother's heart beat, breathing and the movements she makes ; walking, bending, and reaching. It says the sling is fundamentally a 'transitional womb' for the little one who hasn't learned to manipulate his movements, including bowel movements. That's great! That's just what I desire, a newly born pissing all over the pouch while it runs down my leg.
Third, kids worn in slings make for contented babies. When youngsters are held close, they tend to not cry as much and in turn use that energy to learn and observe. This is particularly handy for 'high maintenance' babies who cry a lot. They tend to be more contentedwhen held near to the parent.
Fourth, and I find this difficult to credit, baby-wearing is healthy for the parent. Yes, that's what it asserts. They compare it to weight lifting and walking more. I don't know about this one, all I see is a sore spine and shoulder from toting the child around twenty four seven. One thing I'm able to agree with is the subtle rocking while the parent is in motion helps the baby to go to sleep. But on the other hand, so would a crib and you could save the wear on your back.
And finally, kids apparently appreciate the security a sling brings. It goes on to say most slings can adapt to kids up to thirty or forty pounds. Now, if my kid weighed that much, it would be time for him / her to be told how to stroll. Either that or your child has a heavy weight problem. And what if you had twins who weighed that much? Would you want to put them into your over-the-shoulder baby holder? Sorry, but it'd be time to think about adoption. For information about Over-the-Shoulder Baby Holders, check out this article: Over-the-Shoulder Baby Holder. You will also find links to articles about various manufacturers and types of baby carriers, slings and backpacks at http://Baby-Carriers-Backpacks.org.