Why wrap?

By:Tammy Bolton

Why wrap?

The Ergobaby Aura Wrap - wrap baby in a snap! 

Wraps are ideal for early postpartum days - Baby wraps are an excellent choice for mums in the early days postpartum. While several of Ergobaby carriers are newborn friendly (like the Omni 360), a baby wrap like the Aura Wrap can be extra cozy and snuggly, especially in the early days postpartum where you’ll mostly be home resting, bonding, cuddling, feeding, and napping when you can!

Bond with your baby during the fourth trimester - The benefits of holding baby close to you are many. The fourth trimester refers to the first three months after birth and it’s when your little one is moving from the familiar comfort of your warm, dark womb to a new environment full of unfamiliar sights, sounds, smells, and sensations. At this time, baby is adjusting to a time of enormous change and development. Babywearing and baby wraps in particular can help support this transition for baby by keeping baby close and connected to you. They need a lot of touch, containment, and holding. Whether wrapped up in a baby wrap or in  a carrier, babywearing promotes that critical bond between you and your child during the days that matter most. Babywearing allows you to stay connected and close throughout the day and in tune to baby’s cues and needs.

Skin-to-skin is easily accessible with the Aura Baby WrapThe benefits of skin to skin contact are innumerable. Essentially, this means holding baby skin to skin against mother (or father’s) chest.

“Skin to skin contact has been demonstrated as key component to help a baby regulate his heart and breathing rate, maintain body temperature, gain weight, enhance his immune system, spend more time in deep, restful sleep, and while awake it can aid in more quiet and alert time, fewer crying hours and make him more amenable to breastfeeding.

Skin to skin helps mum as well, by reducing stress and with that lowering the risk of post partum depression. Skin to skin helps speed up your recovery time from labour and essentially creates a feeling of closeness between mama and babe. This close holding bond between baby and mother also helps to regulate a mother’s hormones, increase her levels of maternal oxytocin, and ultimately helps increase her milk supply.” 

Baby wraps are comfortable, snuggly, and soft - with the Aura wrap the material is soft, cozy, and lightweight. Depending on the type of birth experience you’ve had (such as a C-section or for anyone those first 40 days), the bulkiness of a carrier waist belt or a large buckle may not be ideal right away as your body and skin are healing. The soft material of the baby wrap may be ideal for you and won’t put too much pressure around your waist or any scarring you may have. The compression of the wrap may even feel supportive and helpful or you can try tying off the wrap above your incision if you’ve had a C-section.

Leave the wrap on while running errands - While you can’t leave baby in the wrap in the car for obvious reasons, you can wear your wrap like a fashion statement and keep it ready to go for baby. It’s comfortable to wear you can easily leave it on and ready for baby as you go out and about without having to take the full wrap on and off.

Wearing a wrap can prepare you for other forms of babywearing

If you’ve already got your baby wrap down, it will be a breeze to transition into a more structured carrier, like Ergobaby Omni 360. Once baby outgrows your wrap (around 11.3kgs), you can transition to a more structured carrier which can be more comfortable as baby grows! Many parents opt to use both depending on comfort, task at hand, or baby’s preference, too! 


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