The Benefits of Sleep Belts

April 20, 2017

The Benefits of Sleep Belts

What is a Sleep Belt?

You've no doubt heard of baby-carrying equipment. Well, sleep belt is a genius offshoot of baby carriers. First, it should be noted that sleep belt is not meant for carrying a baby when you're mobile. Now that we've cleared that up, what is a sleep belt, and what do you use it for?

A sleep belt is a hands-free belt made of soft fabric. It’s a way to encourage parent and baby bonding. You may use a sleep belt right after birth and will definitely appreciate the ease of keeping baby close while you get some rest in the early months. It can be particularly supportive for babies who need a lot of skin to skin contact.

All babies benefit from skin to skin contact which the sleep belt accommodates. Some babies need the comforting closeness of their mother or father in order to relax properly. This is where a sleep belt comes in: it allows you, the parent, to snuggle your baby in an intimate way while leaving your hands free to read a book, browse your phone, or even make some phone calls. All the while, your baby feels safe and secure, snuggled up against your warm body, and drifts off to sleep.

Benefits of Sleep Belts

There are a number of benefits to wearing a sleep belt, for the parent and baby alike.

Skin-to-skin Contact

Sleep belts provide a wonderful opportunity for skin-to-skin contact, allowing a parent to form a strong and lasting bond with their baby. This form of close contact has many benefits: it regulates the baby's breathing and temperature, it helps develop the immune system and brain, it has a calming effect which improves the quality of the baby's sleep, and is also thought to promote the flow of breast milk!

Easy to Use

Anyone can use a sleep belt. The fabric is soft and stretchy, making it ideal for a snug fit when you recline in a chair and snuggle your baby with it.

Freedom

Every parent wants their baby to feel the warmth and security of snuggling up to them, and at the same time parents are often very busy people who could do with the free use of their arms. We all know that parents are incredible multi-taskers and the sleep belt can allow them to do small, seated tasks, all while the baby is sound asleep.

 Comforting

The design of the Sleep Belt allows for a more comfortable snuggle; particularly for the baby. It can really tire out your arms and back when you walk around cuddling your baby for long periods of time. The sleep belt allows you to sit down comfortably, and the soft material means that your baby won't be digging into your ribs!

 

But don't just take our word for it! Read what other people have to say about the Sleep Belt:

 Miranda, writing for emilyreviews.com, says: 'I am really excited to have the Sleep Belt and plan to pack it in my hospital bag. I tend to have my babies in my arms all the time and I'll think I'll really enjoy the freedom that the SleepBelt will give me while still enjoying the newborn.'

Trina reviews the product on the site everythingmomandbaby.com: 'I wasn't prepared for how much I would like the Sleep Belt. I use it almost every day. In fact, most of this review was written while my newborn daughter was snuggled up on my chest in the Sleep Belt [...] The fabric of the sleep belt is soft and light.

These are just a small sample of testimonials about the Sleep Belt.

Read here to find out that experts and mothers all agree that the Sleep Belt is a must-have item that will drastically improve the bonding between a parent and their child



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