• holds baby, leaving the parent's hands for work and activities.
  • lowers the level of stress in the infant and parent
  • communicates to children that they are loved, safe, secure and cared for
  • is the most comfortable and easy way to hold baby on the parent's shoulders, back and hips
  • allows children to be AT the center of activity rather than being the center of attention, which is a healthy atmosphere for development of empathy, affection and a healthy sense of self
  • sleep comfortably and for longer periods of time while carried
  • is a natural soothing baby tranquilizer which helps fussy or tired infants fall asleep without a pacifier
  • reduces crying and fussiness and need for a pacifier
  • helps meet baby's security needs: baby can feel, smell, hear and see parent
  • increases maternal sensitivity and parent's awareness of their children's needs making it easier to anticipate hunger, waking, nappy changes & earlier training
  • helps baby develop balance and muscle control allowing infants to sit independently and walk sooner
  • cry less, smile more, are less prone to vomiting and spitting up
  • enables parents to accomplish their day-to-day activities and still be in close physical contact with their babies
  • helps Mum and Dad learn baby's cues more easily
  • develops a strong and secure attachment to their parents