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    Babywearing a Toddler or Preschooler

    Many of us have experienced the benefits of carrying our baby in a sling or other carrier (this is known as babywearing). With a young baby this can include advantages such as:

    • bonding with your baby
    • breastfeeding with your hands free
    • having your hands free whilst keeping your baby close
    • a transport system for your baby which is easy and convenient
    • reducing crying and colic
    • keeping your baby close during the 'fourth trimester' (first 3 months of life)

    What about when your baby becomes a toddler and then a preschooler? Have you continued babywearing into this new stage? We would love to hear about your experiences of this.

    Some benefits of babywearing with a toddler or pre-schooler include:

    • it's natural and continues with the bonding
    • bonding with your toddler when a new sibling comes
    • it's handy to have a sling in your bag for when your energetic toddler gets tired
    • helps your child to sleep or transition into a more sleepy time

    What type of sling do you like to use with your toddler or pre-schooler?
    Last edited by ljmarsden; 18th May 2014 at 04:16 AM.

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    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    I love a Ring Sling, I wore all my babies in our ring slings till they were toddlers...up till about age 4.

    I also have a few wraps from Mexico and Guatemala that are soo comfortable to wear as well.

    The older my children were I mainly wore them on my side or back.

    I once ran through the airport in Mexico city with a 4yo on my back in a ring times.

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