Carried with Care - Babywearing  with Babies born preterm.

Posted by Donna Smith on 10th May 2024

Carried with Care - Babywearing with Babies born preterm.

My name is Donna and I am a children’s physiotherapist. I am also Mum to Jack (7) & Bennett (3) who were both born preterm (<37 weeks).

I became interested in babywearing when Jack was discharged home from the neonatal unit. After having to leave him behind in hospital for several weeks, I just wanted to snuggle him, and I am pretty sure he felt the same!

With him being born preterm however, I soon came across a problem that Jack was too small for most of the carriers available. Luckily one of my friends had used a stretchy wrap with her child and she was able to show me & support me with using this. It was like being able to cuddle, but with my arms free! Bliss!