Guest post series

Babywearing in the 4th Trimester

This is a guest post from Arabella from Exeter family Activities 

Have you heard of the 4th trimester?  It’s the first 3 months of your baby’s life and is a time of great transition for a newborn.  Babywearing in the 4th trimester can really help your new baby adjust to life outside the womb.

Lots of families find that their newborn cries when they are put down.  One theory is that babies need a huge amount of support to help them adjust to the big world outside the womb. Safe babywearing can help with this.

Skin to skin contact

when you snuggle your baby close in a baby carrier or wrap, they are able to feel supported and held, not alone and scared.  This helps them to regulate their temperature and heart rate and can encourage the release of the bonding hormone – oxytocin.


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