Soft Carriers, Wraps & Slings
Excerpts from "The Baby Book":
A baby carrier will be one of your most indispensable infant-care items. This is not to say you must carry your baby all the time, but it may mean chaning your mind-set about babies. ... Good things happen to carried babies and their parents. Most noticeably, carried babies cry less, as if they forget to fuss. Besides being happier, carried babies develop better, possibly because the energy they would have wasted on crying is diverted into growth. Also, a baby learns much in the arms of a busy parent. Babywearing benefits you because it fits in nicely with busy life-styles. It allows you to take your baby with you wherever you go. You don't have to feel house-bound; home to your baby is where you are.