Keeping your baby close in a carrier or wrap will allow you incorporate babywearing into a more active lifestyle, here are some great examples of some easy activities you can do.
Get together friends
Ask a friend or group of friends to join you on a babywearing walk. It’s the perfect way to catch up on the gossip and sharing your experiences while getting in some of your daily steps. Put a call out on social media and meet up with other friends to take a walk together.
A walk in the Park
Take your baby for stroll in the park and enjoy nature. If the weather’s bad try the Ergobaby Rain Cover that attaches right to your carrier.
For those who love the outdoors, hiking while babywearing offers many benefits as the wearer and baby get to bond while taking in beautiful sites. The safest place for baby is on you, and when you’re exploring with your family, it’s great to have your little one on your front, hip, or back. Rocky terrain and potentially hazardous conditions are both wonderful reasons to have your baby on you.
There’s always time to explore on their own two feet, but when you’re trying to get a hike in or check out a new spot in the park, babywearing is key. You’ll need to take frequent breaks to stop and check on your baby. Check arms and legs to make sure they are warm enough but not overheating. Always check the weather forecast before leaving and bring your Ergobaby rain cover even if the forecast is clear. As we know the rain can sometimes surprise us!
Walk the Dog
A baby carrier can be dog lovers’ best friend. You have both hands free to hold the dog’s lead, throw a ball and give puppy a great big fuss for fetching their ball back. The Ergobaby Omni 360 has a handy zipped pouch when you can hold your keys and phone, so you’re good to go with baby and man’s best friend in tow. If you don’t have a dog, ask to borrow one from friends and family!
Fitness and yoga classes while babywearing are becoming more popular and are especially suited to new mums wanting to get fit. It’s a good idea to check the teacher is qualified to teach postnatally and are adequately insured for postnatal exercise and working with babies.
If you are a new mum, the NHS recommends waiting until after until after your six-week postnatal check before you start any high-impact exercise. If you had a cesarean, your recovery time will be longer, so talk to your midwife, health visitor or GP before starting anything too strenuous.
The Ergobaby Omni 360 Cool Air Mesh is an all-in-one baby carrier, designed for the ultimate baby and parent comfort, as well as ease of use, making it perfect for getting on the move while babywearing. And it’s lightweight mesh design keeps you both cool.