I'm a new mom who is absolutely loving babywearing. However, my partner and other caregivers seem hesitant to try it out themselves. I think it would be great for them to be able to bond with our baby and have hands-free time while still being able to carry them around.
Do any of you have any tips or suggestions for how I can encourage my partner and other caregivers to give babywearing a try? Are there any particular carriers or wraps that are more beginner-friendly? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
In my case, I had to find a carrier that both my partner and I could use comfortably. We ended up getting a stretchy wrap that was easy to adjust and made of soft material. This helped us both feel more confident when using it.
What worked for me in getting my partner involved was allowing him to pick out his own carrier. I let him do the research and choose one that he felt excited about using. This made him feel more invested in the process and gave him more motivation to use it with our baby.
Another factor that helped us was practicing together. We would take turns putting the carrier on and trying different positions until we found something that worked for both of us. This helped us feel more comfortable and confident when using it with our baby.
Finally, I found that positive reinforcement was really effective. Whenever my partner would use the carrier, I would express how proud I was of him and how happy it made me to see him bonding with our baby. This encouragement made him more likely to continue using it.
Overall, I would say that finding a carrier that both you and your partner are comfortable with, practicing together, and offering positive reinforcement can all be great ways to get your partner involved in babywearing. Good luck!