The West Yorkshire Sling Library will have a stall at the Pampernatal Event on Sunday 11am-3pm. With free entry, the show is aimed at parents-to-be, new parents and families, and is aimed at helping parents with their health, physical and emotional wellbeing, for pregnancy, birth and beyond.
The library will be there chatting to parents about how carrying your baby can benefit both your health and that of your baby, as well as increasing opportunities for exercise and getting out and about.
Carrying your baby increases your core strength and can improve posture. It can enable breastfeeding, bottle nursing and skin to skin contact. Babies carried upright avoid skull issues, being seated well in a carrier helps to prevent hip and spine problems, and babies who are actively carried increase their own core strength, with sling time counting as ‘tummy time’. Carrying your baby allows you to go anywhere your feet can carry you – across rough terrain, snow and ice, over stiles – everywhere from out for a quick walk with the dog to halfway up a mountain should you so choose.
In addition to the WYSL travelling sling clinic, the event includes: