Baby wearing is the practice of carrying a baby against your body by tying fabric around you both in many different ways.
The benefits of this ancient practice are wide and beautiful.
It fulfills babies and mommies emotional, physical, and psychological need for physical closeness. A baby's first experience and understanding of love comes from the immediate response to physical needs, that includes physical closeness to their mother.
The first 4-6 months of a babies life are called the 4th trimester. Because baby needs the same continual physical contact they had in the womb.
That need is still there up to 2-5 years and slowly dissipates as baby grows into independence and individual identity. I'm still wearing my 23 mo daily and will as long as I physically can and we both emotionally need it.
For information on safe baby carriers and safe baby wearing read my post from last years blogging challenge. http://leasenchantedcloth.blogspot.com/2012/04/b-babywearing.html?m=0