My baby doesn’t want to leave me alone. And I say this with all the love in my heart. The kid wants to be in my arms like, 24/7, you guys! It’s kinda draining. I’m not okay.
I eventually realised that I needed help of a baby carrier to literally help lighten the load of carrying a 8kg baby in my arms the whole day. To be honest, the idea of wrapping or tying my newborn to my body didn’t exactly thrill me. I wasn’t 100% convinced that I could comfortably tie my giant child to my body, without, you know, breaking something or hurting my back. I also had these really scary visions of the wrap breaking or untying, and baby dropping to his doom, as I shriek in panic and despair. (I know, sounds like a movie).
But more than that, I thought that baby carrying was detrimental to my baby’s growth.
Anyways, I eventually got my hands on a SnuggleRoo Baby Carrier and found some interesting information in the package. I learnt that baby carrying IS safe and it’s actually great for babies who suffer with reflux, since they should be carried upright, for atleast 20 minutes after every feed. (Did you know this? I didn’t!) Colic babies will also benefit from this since there is a lot less over stimulation and very soothing.
Moving with baby helps to stimulate the brain (another thing I didn’t know) and having baby in chest to chest position protects the C-shaped curvature of baby’s spine.
OT and baby expert, Meg Faure, explains that carrying your baby helps to imitate the movement and hug of the womb. It promotes bonding and trust and reduces stress levels. It is for this very reason that she endorses the SnuggleRoo Baby Carrier!
My first experience with my SnuggleRoo went down well. For starters, it’s easier to put on than I had imagined. In fact, it slips on like a shirt and is easily adjustable for a perfect fit every time. I like that it has an extra support band that you can position over baby’s back and under the nappy. It provides extra support and gives the feel of a snug fit. The support band later converts into a carrier for your baby carrier. How nifty?
And friends, for some reason, my baby falls asleep so quickly when he is in the carrier. I figured that it’s because it mimics the comforting tight hug of the womb.
The SnuggleRoo carrier can be used in various positions, such as forward facing and even in a hip hold. And if you’re a hands-free kinda mom, like I am, then you’ll appreciate that you can get so much done while having baby close to you. This is essential for a busy mom.
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This review and giveaway was done in collaboration with SnuggleRoo. Some of the images in this post was taken from the SnuggleRoo website.