Benefits of Carrying with a Baby Sling
✔ Promotes Bonding & Attachment
✔ Soothes Symptoms of Colic & Reflux
✔ Guards Against Flat Head Syndrome
✔ Supports Healthy Hip Development
✔ Carried Babies Cry Less
✔ Let’s You Get Out & About With Ease
✔ Supports Breastfeeding Mothers
✔ Makes Skin to Skin Time Easy
✔ Supports Mental Development
✔ Gives Little Ones Tummy Time
Carrying your little one close brings a connection unlike any other, from supporting bonding and attachment to aiding physical and mental development, using an ergonomic baby sling is a true joy with many wonderful benefits for your family.
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Snug, Secure & Soothing
Using a baby sling creates a cosy, snug environment for your child which has been shown to help ease the symptoms of Colic and reflux, to create a soothing environment perfect for learning and to help them regulate their body temperature whatever the weather.
Reduce Colic and Reflux Symptoms
Soothing babies with reflux and colic in arms can become tiring very quickly and the upright position, supported by ergonomic baby carriers and slings, can provide a welcome respite for your arms. The tummy to tummy contact while being carried, gently massages the baby’s abdomen, which can also help with digestion, trapped wind and constipation.
Carried Babies Cry Less
Holding your baby where they can hear your heartbeat is reassuring and calming for them, especially in the early months, as it mimics being in the womb. Research shows that babies carried for only 1 or 2 hours a day cry 43% less overall, and 54% less in the evening hours.
Give Your Little One the Support They Need
Using an ergonomic carrier, such as a baby wrap, ring sling or Oscha baby carrier, promotes healthy physical development. The comfy, ergonomic position guards against Flat Head Syndrome, supports healthy hip development and gives your child all-important ‘tummy time’.
Flat Head Syndrome
This can be caused by children spending too much time lying on their backs. Time spent in a woven sling, rather than in a pram, cot or on a mat, can help guard against this.
Healthy Hip Development
When holding your child in the ‘M’ shape, where their knees are higher than their bottom, you are supporting their natural position. This comfy position is easily achieved when using an ergonomic carrier and, as acknowledged by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute, it can promote healthy hip development in children.
When your little one is upright in a sling it has the same effect on a baby’s muscles as ‘tummy time’, helping them to develop their core strength. This is essential for their physical development, from holding their heads up to crawling and walking.
Make Time for Bonding
Using a baby carrier gives you lots of opportunity for bonding time as well as providing support for breastfeeding mothers. Baby carriers make skin-to-skin contact easy which, along with the ability to get out and about with ease, has been proven to reduce the symptoms of postnatal depression.
Holding your child against your bare skin helps them to regulate their temperature, heart rate and breathing rates. It also produces oxytocin in the parent and baby, calming both, promoting lasting attachment and helping parents with postnatal depression. Woven slings make skin-to-skin time easy and the beauty of carrying is dads can do it too.
Supports Breastfeeding Mothers
Using a baby carrier can have a huge impact on breastfeeding mothers; allowing you to quickly respond to feeding cues and nurse with confidence on the go. Carrying your child close has the added benefit of stimulating milk production in mothers. Learn more.
Make New Memories Together
Getting out and about can be tricky with a small child, but baby carriers make navigating public transport and busy streets easy.
In a sling, your little one is at the right height to experience the world along with you, and you are able to get on with day-to-day life with ease.
Feeling Secure Helps Their Brain Develop
Carrying nurtures secure attachments between parent and child, a relationship which is vital for healthy mental and emotional development. Positive attachment fosters a relaxed environment which has been proven to be optimal for learning.
Supports Mental Development
The ability to easily talk to your child can have a significant impact on their mental and emotional development, as well as on their communications skills. Research shows that being able to easily communicate puts children in a relaxed state ideal for development.
Respond Quickly to Their Needs
Research shows that by holding your little one close you are able to quickly learn, and react to, their cues enabling them to feel secure and calm. It has been proven that babies develop best when they feel relaxed and safe during these early months.
Optimal for Learning
As they are able to easily communicate, feel secure and know that you will quickly respond to their needs, babies in a sling are in a state of ‘quiet alertness’. This calm and relaxed state has been shown to be optimal for learning.
Why Choose an Oscha Sling?
Founded by mum Zoe, Oscha began when her love for wrapping became a day to day life-saver after her twin boys were born just 16 months after her daughter. With a passion for slings and for design, Zoe’s vision of a wrap company which offers parents elegant, colourful baby carriers quickly became a reality. Zoe and the Oscha team continue to design unique woven patterns and use innovative weaving techniques to make baby carrying a beautiful and comfortable experience for all. Read the full Oscha Story.
Oscha is a carbon-neutral company and our baby carriers are made with zero-waste. Our fabrics are woven in the British Isles from responsibly sourced yarns before they are lovingly handcrafted into slings in our solar-powered Scottish workshop. Plus, each sling sold contributes to our growing Oscha grove which is helping to reforest the Scottish Highlands. Read more about our ethics.