Got a stage 5 clinger but need to get dinner prep underway? Why is witching hour when bubs is most unsettled, you have a million other chores to complete?
Babywearing allows you to get your to do list done and comfort baby! That's why we love the phrase handsfree parenting here at Ergobaby! Not totally handsfree but the next best thing.
Here are our tips for babywearing when cooking!
- If you are going to be doing any sort of cutting with an older baby you will want them in the side/hip or back carry positions to keep curious little hands out of the way!
- The front inwards carry position works best for young babies or when doing simple, everyday things in the kitchen like making sandwiches for lunch, mixing a batch of cookies, making smoothies, etc.
- Use caution when cooking on the stove top, as grabby hands and heat don’t mix. This is where the Back Carry is ideal! Consider putting baby down or switching with another caregiver (if available) if you are working over a hot stove frying or sautéing. It’s safest to keep all limbs and hands out of reach of anything that could burn.
- If you need to bend down, don’t bend over at the waist when baby is in the baby carrier. Squat down instead, bending your knees. (It’s better for your back, too!)
- Consider removing a layer of clothing as it can get warm when cooking and babywearing