With guidance from your health care professional, premature babies may especially benefit from being worn in a baby sling. If you have a preemie, you have more than likely been educated about kangaroo care, which is the practice of holding a baby next to your skin. Research shows that kangaroo care has been shown to result in higher blood oxygen levels, improved sleep, better breastfeeding and better weight gain.
Please note: Although the SlingLady is an experienced babywearer and has worked with parents to find proper carriers for their premature babies, she is NOT a medical professional! Always bring any carrier into your medical professional to get advice on the proper positioning and care of your newborn, and to have that professional approve your use of the carrier for your baby’s particular needs. Additionally, before using any carrier with your premature or newborn baby, please read this article for information on safe positioning.
Best Baby Slings for Premature Babies
Here are Carry Me Away’s recommendations for the best baby carriers to use if your health care professional has approved kangaroo care in a baby carrier for you and your baby.