Shortly after John was born, my husband and I began looking for a builder for our future home, so one of our first outings with baby was the Parade of Homes. The parade is a tour of newly built homes, a great opportunity to meet local builders and check out the quality of their work. As you can imagine, we ran through a lot of houses that day, up and down stairs past a lot of people often in small spaces. A stroller or lugging around a car seat just wouldn’t do, so we knew we’d need a baby carrier.
Before the big outing, I started researching carriers, but beyond the brand, I really wanted to get as much info as possible on safe ways to wear a baby. Current research overwhelmingly agrees that wearing a baby facing inward is not only physically safer for the baby’s development, but it also enhances the bond between parent and child. If I can have my hands free to get a few things done and develop a bond with my baby while I’m at it, that is a win-win in my world these days. Babys that are worn also get a much better view of the world than those that are pushed in strollers or lugged around in car seats at knee level. It’s also easier and much more convenient than a carseat or stroller.
Boba is the only company that exclusively sells baby carriers that keep baby facing inward. Research shows that carrying baby facing inward helps baby attach in a healthy way to parents and prevents hip dysplasia, allowing baby to stay safe and healthy, both physically and psychologically.
For more information on Safe baby wearing, check out Boba’s article on 9 Reasons Not To Carry Your Baby Facing Out. You can also check out these additional resources on attachment parenting and hip dysplasia.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Boba. The opinions and text are all mine.