Are Amawrap baby sling wraps suitable for plus sized parents?
Baby Slings like the Amawrap are ideal baby carriers for plus sized parents! The fabric wraps around your baby and you, supporting you both in the most ergonomic, natural, comfortable position possible. And the best part is that it doesn't matter what your size is, the wrap sling adapts to your growing baby and to your postpartum body
These slings allow your baby to be close to you, feeling your heartbeat and breathing. Exactly where he need to be. The skin to skin contact offered through babywearing allows for exchanges between you and baby - hormonal, pheromonal, scental, antibodies, so your body can regulate itself to keep your babies body well. It can also regulate your newborns heartbeat and temperature.
It can also help to soothe your baby, thus reducing the level of stress hormone in their system and therefore allowing their nervous system to develop more effectively. The younger your baby is, the more they benefit from the contact.
What age can you use a baby sling?
The Amawrap has been safety tested from 5lbs (so newborn) to 33lbs. While we are not saying that you must continue to use the carrier until baby is 3 (!), what it does mean is that at whatever age you choose to continue to babywear you can be assured that the sling is tested to well beyond.
How do you tie your wrap?
The tying instructions are really straight forward. Head over to our How to Tie a Sling page now to see how to tie your wrap, pop baby in it, and also how to use it for breastfeeding, cradle carries, and hip carries too. It also has some great ways to support your newborns head. Whether you are a size 8 or plus size, there are ways to tie your wrap making it comfortable and fully supportive.
How are they for the parents back and general comfort?
The great thing about wraps is that the straps can be spread as wide as you wish across your shoulders and back to cover more of your torso, thus ensuring that the weight of the baby is being distributed across your whole body. You hardly feel a thing, even when baby gets a little bigger.
The fact that you are holding the babys weight with your entire upper half ensures that you are not carrying them with one arm, putting strain not only with that arm but also that entire side of the body. It's not just great for mums back – studies have shown that skin-to-skin contact with your newborn can help breastfeeding success due to the release of certain hormones in your system, and even ward off postnatal depression.
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