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10 Reasons To Babywear

  Cuddles & contact – you and your baby both need this for bonding and to feel more relaxed. To chat with your baby – this can aid her speech development and it includes her in your world, which many babies love. This can also help to keep your baby settled if this helps him to feel safe. To get stuff done – because sometimes you need both hands to get a wash done or to make sure you eat! Sleep – many babies settle pretty quickly in a sling, which means they get a much needed nap. To settle your baby – she could be happier and calmer in a sling. If she is unsettled because she needs a sleep, she’s had her vaccinations, she’s having a growth spurt, she has reflux or she’s a new, unsettled baby, a sling could make all the difference. Research by Hunkizer & Barr found that regular babywearing meant that babies cried 43% less during the day and 57% in the evening. To keep your baby close – …

Your Guide To Baby and Child Car Seats

Choosing a car seat can be a complicated business as there are a lot of car seats on the market and there are blurred lines between the car seat categories as different seats are suitable for different aged babies and children. However, I have attempted to create a simple guide to the different car seat categories and how to choose the right car seat. In the UK: all children from newborn babies to 12 years old (or 135cm tall, whichever comes first) need to use a car seat the car seat needs to be from the correct seat category for your child’s age/weight/height the car seat needs to meet EU standards: R44 and R129. The R129 standard is the new EU regulation¬† the I-size, which is based on height rather than weight. From everything I have read, it sounds like the R44 car seats will eventually be phased out but it isn’t clear when this will change.   Rear-Facing Car Seats (Group 0) Most commonly, these are for babies from newborn to about 9months (22lbs), …