*Carried babies are used to being carried and it continues to calm them.
*Naps can happen on the go!
*Carried babies continue to tend to cry less.
*You can chase older children without having to keep hands on the pushchair.
*With a second baby, slings can be more affordable than a double buggy
*Babies can see what you see, and see your reaction to things and learn about the world.
*Carrying a baby in a sling whilst walking is a weightbearing activity which helps imrproves fitness.
*Cuddles are wonderful!
*Benefits to the parents’ mental health continue past infancy. Slings can help families bond and deal with Post Natal mental health issues.
*Babies often need cuddles when parents need to be on the move-slings offer the best of both worlds!
*Babies can take part in everyday activities and interact with family members more easily.
*You can trek across fields on dog walks
*Carried babies spend more time in the state of “quiet alertness” which is the ideal state for learning!
*A well fitted sling can be better in terms of posture than pushing a pushchair for the adult doing the carrying.
*Toddler legs get tired!
*Preschooler legs get tired!
*Crowds can be overwhelming in a pushchair, or walking at leg height- slings can keep little ones happy up higher
*They can be comforted when nervous and confident in new experiences like fireworks
*Kids can be kept warm with your body heat on cold days
*Holidays can be buggy free on the beach or on mountains, and longer days out can be helped by carrying tired kids who usually walk
*Carriers are more convenient for camping than a pushchair.
*Carriers can be used by extended family members and carers, even nurseries, to bond with, comfort and care for children in a familiar way.
*Carrying can be fun.