Babywearing 101: Resources and Research

Mother wearing child in an Onya Baby Carrier overlooking a lake

Looking for some excellent resources about the benefits of babywearing? In honor of International Babywearing Week – and in the interest of spreading the babywearing love – we’re sharing some blog fan favorites and top picks. We hope you find them helpful. May you travel your babywearing journey with great joy and a sense of adventure!
Oh, and yes, you can bring the baby along for the ride! In fact, we would actively encourage it.

  • The Benefits of babywearing vs. car seat carrying

One of our top-shared posts, this one is full of excellent, evidence-based information laying out why babywearing is better for your baby and your back versus lugging that infant car seat around. An excellent piece by pediatric chiropractor and guest writer Dr. Andrew Dodge, DC. (read more…)

  • Can babywearing eliminate the need for tummy time?

Since the inception of the American Association of Pediatrics’ “Back to Sleep” campaign in 1994, the rise in the rate of positional plagiocephaly has risen dramatically. And so parents began to be encouraged to try “tummy time” with their babies. But there’s a catch: many babies don’t like tummy time very much. Enter babywearing. Think it can eliminate the need for tummy time? We do. Read why. (read more…)

  • Babywearing for dads: five reasons why it rocks

From bonding and exercise to giving mom some time if she needs it, babywearing is excellent for dads, babies and the whole family. (read more…)

  • Why “pull” or “tug” testing your baby carrier is a bad idea

Occasionally, threads pop up on parenting and babywearing forums discussing and recommending “pull testing,” or “tug testing” a baby carrier as a good and legitimatemeans for testing a carrier’s strength or durability. Well, we’re here to tell you that it’s not. It’s ineffective AND it might render your baby carrier unsafe for use. We break it down for you. (read more…)

Wondering if you can keep wearing your baby now that you’re pregnant again? Well, you might be happy to know that the answer is YES! You can wear you baby or toddler while pregnant! This two-post series will help you stay safe and comfortable while babywearing into your pregnancy. (read more…)

  • Adoption: bonding through babywearing:

There are so many benefits of babywearing, not the least of which promote bonding and attachment. Babywearing is an excellent way for adoptive parents and babies to bond. (read more…)

Pregnant mother demonstrating back carry with an Onya Baby Carrier

It’s your turn! What would YOU like to read about?
Please tell us in the comments.
We read every one. 
Happy babywearing!