Babywearing was born out of practicality. Mothers needed a way to go about their daily lives while tending to their babies. It has been practiced in many cultures for hundreds of years and remains popular today.

Babywearing is using carriers, wraps or slings to hold the baby close to Mom or Dad while leaving hands free to cook, clean, shop or take care of other children.

Some parents don’t wear their babies because the practice looks intimidating. Babywearing International of Central Missouri is available to help.

Source: The art of wearing a baby