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Carrying your baby as you start your life together, if only for the first 3 months of her life will have profound long-term benefits for you both.
The closeness and security that a Hug-a-Bub® baby sling brings makes the transitional weeks of bonding with your baby much easier, particularly for new mothers. The transition to life outside the womb can be a major adjustment for a newborn baby and it is vital for these first 3 months of the babies life to be secure and comfortable. Most people know intuitively that the best way to calm their baby is to hold it in their arms. Research shows that when babies are picked up and carried, their heart rate slows and they "automatically and deeply" relax. This means that babies who are carried are generally more calm and settled.
But there are lots of other benefits to baby wearing with Hug-a-Bub associated with touch and closeness.
Babies that receive regular touch have stronger neuronal connections and greater overall well-being. At birth, a baby's brain is about one-third the size of an adult's brain. In 90 days, it more than doubles its volume to 55% of its final size. The cerebellum in particular involved in controlling movement, grows the fastest of all the brain structures.
It is well known that babies who are deprived of touch suffer a number of negative health effects from low weight to emotional disorders like anxiety and depression.
Studies have shown that children who receive more nurturing by their mothers and caregivers had a thicker hippocampus than those who were not as well nurtured. A stronger hippocampus is associated with improved memory, better focus, ability to retain learning and more.
When your baby can see you face to face, the language and communication areas of the brain develop best.
A study of babies at the University of Washington showed activation of motor parts of baby's brains associated with the physical aspects of speech, even before they began to speak. This suggests that the brain sets up a transitional groundwork in a process known as "analysis by synthesis" in which the brain predicts the motor movements that will be required to make the sounds of speech and prepares to do so.
Much of the infant-mother bond in the early days is determined by smell and touch. Both of these release the bonding hormone, oxytocin in both mother and baby which can induce a feeling of euphoria and love in humans.
Oxytocin is a hormone secreted by the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland, a pea-sized structure at the base of the brain.It's sometimes known as the "cuddle hormone" or the "love hormone," because it is released when people snuggle up or bond socially. Oxytocin is one of the key maternal hormones, but it doesn’t just make women more maternal, it makes them more loving in general. And it isn't just limited to women. Men have oxytocin too, and in almost the same amounts as women, although few studies have been conducted on men's oxytocin pathways. It's also an antidote for depression, because it helps people connect more and makes them happier.
It's in our Nature
Quite simply, to be "picked up" and carried is what it is to be human. We are a parent clinger mammal, designed physically and mentally to cling to our parent when we are young. Mammals throughout nature can be seen to hold their babies close to them for most of the day as they go about their routines. The pressure, motion, pleasure, warmth, security and sound essential to the development of the vestibular nervous system is assured, and is an integral part of our evolution. It also explains how babies develop motor and other skills via kinaesthetic (tactile learning) stimulation. Simply put, a baby lying in a pram may not be learning as much as a baby simply being carried in their carer’s arms. Newborn carriers are ideal for giving babies this experience. It’s an exciting and important piece of knowledge for parents.
This is the reason we have set out to develop the best baby carriers in Australia. Our soft fabrics & ring sling style ensure your newborn’s comfort and yours, knowing they are safe with you. For the best baby carriers australia offers, Hugabub is the answer.
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