The Benefits of Babywearing
Why do we love slings & carriers?
They are CONVENIENT
Carried babies are HAPPIER & CRY LESS
They help to AID DIGESTION
They promote EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
& PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
BONDING for PAPAS
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