You've heard that bonding at this stage in a child's development is important and it really is true. Babies have been used to being carried close for 9 months and now they are becoming acquainted with a blurry, big world outside of the womb. As new parents, you have the unique opportunity to recreate that calm, peaceful environment they grew used to by keeping them close. Baby wearing wraps are the number one product to promote that sweet, loving contact.
For dads, this opportunity for connection is just as real as it is for mothers. Fathers are the safeguard, the protector of the home, starting from day one with a newborn. There is simply no shame whatsoever in fathers caring enough to create an affectionate bond with their child in baby wearing. Newborns can easily familiarize themselves with their father, all while feeling safe, secure, and comforted. Older babies and children can continue to strengthen that bond with the one who they have learned will keep them protected. The level of comfort and security established through baby wearing is truly unmatched.
If dad is still not convinced on trying out the baby wraps, nervous about the attention it may bring, let them know- we get it. Bright colors are just not his thing. We've got his back with basic, neutral tones in our wraps and slings for him to feel comfortable wearing anywhere so that sweet little one can feel the closeness of daddy while out and about.
And as a bonus- dad often gets major "points" with mom who adores witnessing that beautiful site. After all, what could make your heart melt more than seeing that big, teddy bear dad tenderly holding that little babe close?
I have no answer either. It simply is the best.