If you have been following my blog for a while then you probably already know that I am a fan of wearing my baby and I have a carrier I use a lot. I started baby wearing my son since he was a few days old and I love the feeling of carrying him close to me. The benefits of baby wearing are huge and the comfort and soothing experienced by your baby is priceless.
Baby wearing is specially important during those first few months as it helps create a wonderful bond between you and your baby. Newborns also love being held and with the help of a carrier like Hug-a-Bub their transition into the world from the womb is eased. By providing your baby close physical contact with you and giving you a hands-free experience at the same time you can continue enjoying favorite activities while soothing your baby.
Using the Hug-a-Bub carrier can assist you with breastfeeding, calming you colicky baby and reducing postnatal depression by helping regulate your hormones naturally. So many wonderful benefits!
One of my favorite things about this carrier is that it works for newborns as well as it does for older babies. My son weights about 23lbs and I am very comfortable carrying him around on our Hug-a-Bub. I also had one of my friends with a little two week old test the carrier and she absolutely loved it. We both like how adjustable it is and how it works great for both of our babies.
When I received my Hug-a-Bub I was a bit nervous about using it because it was my first time using a wrap. The carrier looked like a very long piece of cloth and I didn't know if I was going to feel comfortable and safe carrying my baby in it. Thankfully they included an instructional DVD with it and after watching it (very informative) I realized how fast and easy it was to wear the wrap.
I tried it a couple of times in front of the mirror and I was then ready to carry my son. I was so excited carrying him in a wrap for the first time and I was happy that it felt super comfortable right from the beginning. The wrap distributed his weight evenly throughout my torso and both him and I felt ready to go for a walk. We had a great time walking to the park and once we arrived I realized how easy it was to remove him from the carrier.
I also love how soft the material is and the quality of the carrier. I like that it is made from certified organic cotton and it is so easy to keep clean. Something else I love is the fact that the front pocket can be used as a carrying bag if you flip it out and store the carrier in it. Perfect to take with me anywhere.
I love our new carrier and my little one does too. It is great for taking places where it is too crowded to bring a stroller and I have been using it at home A LOT during teething. Plus one of my favorite things ever is kissing his little head while carrying him around. Nothing like being close to your precious little one!
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Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and and all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.