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Child-rearing experts agree that closeness makes babies happier and healthier.
Parents who snuggle their babies learn to read cues. They know when baby is hungry, wet, or bored before the baby cries, and they respond to happy cues, rather than sad ones. Plus, with the help of Snugli, parents can care for older children while holding baby—thus reducing sibling rivalry and helping everyone feel snuggled!
1 Carried babies cry less! Wear your baby for three hours a day, and you reduce infant crying by 43% overall, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics.
2 If your baby starts fussing, put on your Snugli and move around. Your closeness and movement are a sure remedy for fussy babies.
3 Get baby settled in your Snugli. Then, hug her! Make sure her position feels natural. Wearing baby should mimic carrying baby.
4 Make sure your baby’s face is in the clear, uncovered even by soft items such as hat, blanket, nursing cover or wipe.
5 A baby loves to snuggle, but check regularly that his chin is upwardly positioned and never pressed into his chest.
6 Snugli carriers are built for comfort. To maximize your comfort, wear your baby as high and tight as possible while leaving room for breathability.
7 When a baby rides on his mother, he feels the rhythm of her breathing, hears her heartbeat, and hears her voice—all of which he is familiar with from the womb, greatly increasing his sense of security.
8 Mothers at risk for postpartum depression benefit greatly from the bonding and positive interactions of baby-wearing
9 Is your baby comfortable in her Snugli? One way to know for sure is to see if she falls asleep. If baby falls asleep easily and sweetly, she is feeling very snuggly in her Snugli.
10 Carried babies ride up high at adult level, where they experience the world, enhancing cognitive and language-learning opportunities.
As always, be sure to check the Snugli instructions for head height guidelines and warnings.