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Babywearing means wearing - or carrying - your baby attached to you in a soft baby carrier. This practice has been adopted by mothers all over the world for thousands of years. The benefits of prolonged mother-baby contact are considerable: both practical, physical and above all psychological. For both.

Some examples: leaves hands free to take care of other chores or older siblings, facilitates breastfeeding on demand, discourages strangers from approaching and touching the baby, helps with postpartum depression, relieves arm, shoulder and back fatigue, is useful in the development of the baby's back and trunk, reduces crying, colic and gastric reflux, promotes attachment and trust between parents and children, increases stimulation in total safety.

Right away, with the proper technique. That is, in front, baby in the fetal position facing the chest. The vertical position will help the newborn to control gastric reflux, which is often very painful. Gradually and after a few weeks, you can start trying to sit the baby with his legs apart. Without ever straining. Every baby reacts and grows differently. Sitting in the kangaroo position can help prevent hip dysplasia. All babies love the contact with their mother's or father's body, it is necessary for them. Even premature babies benefit enormously from Babywearing, also called "baby carrier therapy". So you can start from birth and continue up to 15kg and over. After about 18 months your baby carrier will become a pocket stroller, when your baby is tired of walking and needs a "lift".

Since the child can support his head well on his own.

Gene Anderson, a doctor who has done a lot of research on the kangaroo method, says: "In a research done with mothers and premature babies he noticed that the body temperature of both bodies, both the baby's and the mother's, immediately increased. At a certain point, the mother's temperature decreased and increased again when the baby's temperature dropped. The mother therefore figures as a thermostat regulating the baby's temperature naturally." "

Again Gene Anderson: "Carry as much as possible, but even 30 minutes a day has its effect."

No, on the contrary, it helps to regulate it. The newborn baby, in fact, tends to synchronise his breathing and heartbeat with the adult's rhythm. Keep in mind that the baby's airways must be constantly monitored and kept clear. In fact, the danger of suffocation can derive from obstructed airways. (e.g., pressed against the fabric and/or the carrier, etc.). In the "safety" section, you can find further information.

MHUG baby carriers respect the physiological position of the newborn baby. The soft, enveloping structure of the MHUG carriers does not compress or press on the spinal column. The sitting position, and not the hanging position (as in many baby carriers), unloads the weight on the baby's bottom and not on the genitals. Would you like to be suspended on the seat of a bike? MHUG baby carriers can be worn in different positions, they do not strain your back and you can use them for years!

Most women who have a normal recovery can use it about 3 weeks after delivery. Of course, more caution should be exercised, for example by fastening the base higher than the cut and waiting a few more days if there is any discomfort or pain. If difficulties still persist 6 weeks after the caesarean section, it is best to consult your obstetrician or gynaecologist.

Absolutely. One of the advantages of MHUG products is that you can breastfeed anywhere without anyone else noticing. In the MHUG Mei Tai, all you have to do is lower the baby a little, loosen the knot in the shoulder straps slightly and fasten the lapel. The "open tail" of the MHUG Sling turns into a discreet curtain instead. So you can breastfeed anywhere.

After 9 months snuggled up in the mother's womb, finding a confined space gives newborns a sense of security and containment. Either way, an uncomfortable newborn will always find a clear way to let you know!

For the father, carrying brings considerable advantages. If he is alone in the house and the newborn starts crying, there is no better way to calm him down than wrapping him tightly to his body to make him feel protected and safe. It is also the best way to create a deep relationship between father and baby. Especially for dads who, because of work, don't spend as much time with their babies.

Perhaps it's reacting to the carrier's discomfort, not feeling safe enough. Babies absorb our emotions! Not only that, they feel every movement and every muscle tension of the wearer. Or by the time he starts he is already a big boy (he is over 6 months old) and is no longer used to this type of restraint). Some suggestions for getting started:

Before you put him in the baby carrier, make sure he is fed, clean and in a relaxing momentReassure yourself first with rehearsals, it will also have positive effects on the baby. Use dolls or stuffed animals and get someone to help you the first few times you put it on.As soon as you have put your baby on start moving around and, if you can, get out. Newborns love movement (remember baby bump!).Play while they are in the carrier, sing if you feel like it: it's a great way to interact with them.Start with the front position (even if baby is older). Once you are familiar with the baby carrier, you can move the baby onto his back.

The ideal position is upright. For these children the babywearing is a real salvation because they can sleep without being constantly awakened by gastric reflux, acid and painful.

Not in healthy individuals, in whom it can even be good exercise. In addition to fortifying the spinal erectors with a completely natural exercise, it also works the gluteal and femoral muscles. Normally, however, those who do not use baby carriers, often hold the baby in their arms (on the side) creating often sudden and unbalanced loads, with a huge lever on the side. This is really harmful! If you have a back problem, consult your doctor first.

A baby feels protected, loved and cared for in a baby carrier. During colic, when he is teething or simply in a moment of crisis, there is no better place for him to be. Close to you. And then you can always distract him from a better perspective!

Continuous contact with parents is not a vice but a necessity developed over millions of years of evolution. Without this innate sense of attachment, human babies would not have survived and our species would have quickly become extinct. Responding to your baby's calls will increase his confidence, making him independent without anxiety or stress on either of your parts. If your mother-in-law is still not convinced...feel free to give her our number or email ;-)

A child who cannot develop any bonding and no trust will always remain anxious and dependent. If a child has not received bodily contact he cannot even release the first bonds to develop (because only a need satisfied is a need left!). If I don't want to spoil a child and therefore keep him at a distance, he will demand my closeness more vehemently (via desperate crying). It will never again be as easy to give a child contact and security as in very early childhood, the age when he WANTS to be taken. He doesn't need extra attention, he just wants to be there.

"It is not recommended because it forces the baby's back into a non-physiological curve and unloads all the weight on the genitals. It is also a disadvantageous position for the wearer because it shifts the centre of gravity, loading the spine too much. In this position, the baby cannot seek reassurance by leaning on you and filtering external stimuli through your gaze. And it cannot train itself serenely". From "A baby wants to be carried", Eveline Kirkilionis.

MHUG baby carriers are lightweight, fit in any bag and are quick to put on. It will be useful to have it with you and use it in times of need. For safety in airports or crowded places or for comfort, when the tired "little explorer" wants to stay in your arms. And it will be fun for him to look at the world from a new perspective and relaxing to fall asleep on mum or dad's shoulders.

All MHUG baby carriers are machine washable, follow the instructions on the label. To avoid rips in the fabric, we suggest tucking the MHUG Mei Tai and Bamboo Wrap into a laundry net. We also suggest protecting the rings of the MHUG Sling by tucking them into a sock before putting the product in the washing machine.

Start by reading the instructions on the packaging carefully and trying them out with dolls or soft toys. If you need help, contact a school or association with certified teachers: they will be able to explain you well not only the techniques, but also all the reasons why carrying your child is a healthy and wholesome habit. You will also become aware of all the emotional benefits, and why carrying is a wonderful way to safely accompany your child through life. In the section "where to learn" you will find some addresses.

To yourself, first and foremost. Once you've learned the basics and consciously learned how to safely carry your baby, don't listen to those who say their (often baseless) sayings to discourage you. You and your baby enjoy your closeness and intimacy in the way only you know how to build, without interference.

Era il 2006, e queste erano le nostre primissime istruzioni video, che hanno “fatto scuola”, quando il babywearing era considerato un’idea folle e senza futuro…ci teniamo a riproporvele, ancora valide dopo oltre 15 anni. Clicca sulla posizione di tuo interesse per vedere il rispettivo video:

Come indossare il MHUG Mei Tai in posizione Ranocchio

Come indossare il MHUG Mei Tai in posizione Canguro

Come indossare il MHUG Mei Tai in posizione Zaino

Come indossare MHUG Bamboo Wrap in posizione Ranocchio

Come indossare MHUG Bamboo Wrap in posizione Canguro

Come indossare MHUG SLing in posizione sul Fianco

Come indossare MHUG Travel

POCKET WRAP CROSSY CARRY (PWCC o Triplo sostegno avanti)

Tipo di supporto MHUG Bamboo Wrap, fascia "elastica"
Difficoltà 2, media
Posizione del bambino pancia a pancia
Fascia di età dalla nascita fino a che il bambino gradisce
Tipo di copertura 3 strati di tessuto (due incrociati e uno orizzontale)

Nota: è una legatura preannodata quindi, una volta tolto il bambino, essa rimane addosso e in caso si voglia nuovamente portare non sarà necessario rifarla.

FRONT MEI TAI CARRY (POSIZIONE CANGURO)

Tipo di supporto MHUG Mei Tai
Difficoltà 1, bassa
Posizione del bambino pancia a pancia, a "canguro"
Fascia di età da 3 mesi circa
Tipo di copertura doppio strato più leggera imbottitura

Nota: utilizzare quando il bambino apre le gambine spontaneamente

BACK MEI TAI CARRY (POSIZIONE ZAINO)

Tipo di supporto MHUG Mei Tai
Difficoltà 2, media (assistita se non esperti)
Posizione del bambino schiena dell'adulto
Fascia di età da 5-6 mesi circa
Tipo di copertura doppio strato più leggera imbottitura

Nota: adatta da quando il bimbo sostiene perfettamente la testa e controlla la seduta.

HIP RING SLING CARRY (FASCIA AD ANELLI, POSIZIONE SUL FIANCO)

Tipo di supporto MHUG Sling
Difficoltà 1, bassa
Posizione del bambino fianco
Fascia di età dai 3-4 mesi circa
Tipo di copertura doppio strato

Nota: adatta da quando il bambino sostiene la testa e inizia a controllare la seduta. Essendo una legatura monospalla, è consigliabile per brevi periodi (soprattutto quando il bambino inizia a pesare). Controllate che la stoffa sia ben distesa sulla vostra schiena, fondamentale per scaricare in modo uniforme ed equilibrato il peso del piccolo.

MHUG TRAVEL (FRONT POSITION)

Tipo di supporto MHUG Travel
Difficoltà 1, bassa
Posizione del bambino pancia a pancia
Fascia di età dai 3-4 mesi circa
Tipo di copertura doppio strato

Nota: pratico e leggero, un accessorio indispensabile in viaggio, MHUG Travel è il portabebè più piccolo che c'è! Si indossa in un solo gesto, come una T-shirt.