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Protective Pads for Baby Carriers

IMPORTANT! We are closed this week for Spring Break. No orders will ship until MONDAY April 21st when we return.

Little babies LOVE to gnaw and drool on the part of the shoulder strap closest to their face.

These new pads are a handy accessory for any soft structured baby carrier: Beco Butterfly, Beco Gemini, Pikkolo, Boba, Patapum, Ergo, you name it! Simply attach them onto the shoulder straps and let your baby drool and chew away happily.

Also great for protecting little faces from the sometimes scratchy black nylon webbing on the straps.

The pads are made of 100% organic terry cotton and are very soft. They are reversible, machine-washable, close with Velcro touch tape, and there are 2 in each package.

Preserve your lovely carrier from chewing and drool...put on a pair of protective pads today!

Protective Pads
for Baby Carrier Shoulder Straps
  $19.99

Babywearing Advantages

  • No need to lug around an awkward & heavy carseat, or drag a bulky stroller up stairs, in/out of your car, through large crowds, narrow aisleways, or over rough terrain. Wearing your baby is an easy and fun alternative...with endless benefits for both of you! Try taking your stroller to the beach, down a cobblestone street, or on the bus/subway. All of these are a breeze with a good carrier.
  • Frees you to accomplish daily activities, chores, and errands while still caring for your children. Keep your baby close, safe and happy, or give a fussy/tired toddler downtime in busy environments.
  • Helps your baby fall asleep and stay asleep longer. Excellent for difficult nappers and allows for sleeping under almost any circumstances.
  • Prevents flat heads and bald spots, minimizes external pressure to the baby's skull. Encourages neck and torso development, balance and coordination. Baby is upright, free to move the head and upper body, moves in all directions with the wearer's movements, and is not strapped into an immobilizing device.
  • Encourages mental development -- since worn babies spend less time crying and trying to soothe themselves, they are freed (in their state of quiet alertness) to observe more and to positively interact more. Carried babies are more intimately involved in their parent's world and are more engaged in what is going on around them. They socialize better since they are carried at eye level instead of sitting parked at knee level, like in a stroller. The brain is stimulated by the inclusion provided by babywearing and therefore is encouraged to grow and develop. Scientific evidence shows that carried babies demonstrate advanced speech development and enhanced visual and auditory alertness.
  • Soothes crying and colic -- babies worn at least 3 hours a day cry 43% less overall, and 54% less during the evening hours. (1)
  • Reduces incidence of post-partum depression -- studies shows that post-partum depression is much less common among mothers who frequently wear their infants. The reason is not entirely known, but many speculate that it may be because of the hormonal stimulation baby-wearing provides, and because worn babies cry much less.
  • Better bonding = easier discipline? -- the deeper the connection between a parent and child, the easier discipline may be in the future. Wearing your infant in a sling is a bonding investment that enhances the connection between you and your baby. Credible research comparing well-connected children with poorly-connected children brings to light that connected children are more secure, settled, trusting, sociable, positive, adaptable, confident, considerate, co-operative, willing to share, empathetic, sensitive, affectionate, persistent, and eager to learn.

     

    (1) Hunziker, U. A. and Barr, R, G. (1986). Increased carrying reduces infant crying: a randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics, 77, 641-8.

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