On the rise – fathers baby wrapping their precious ones and looking hot while doing so!
Tell us Cam Gigandet, Orlando Bloom, and David Burtka don’t look good with their babies looking snug as bug in a baby wrap – there’s just something that makes all of our uhm..hearts melt when we see a man bonding with a child. Admit it!
Over the last few years baby wrapping in Malaysia has become the ‘In’ trend in baby care. We’ve seen mothers from all walks of life wondering around grocery stores, shopping malls, and restaurants with babies wrapped comfortably around their fronts, or hanging playfully from their backs – and now it seems more and more fathers are joining in on the action.
David Beckham is perhaps among one of the hottest celebrity dads that started the snowball effect and this trend is becoming more of the norm with fathers being spotted baby wrapping on the go, and looking hot and proud while partaking in such a typically maternal act.
Because most dads on average work 8-10 hours a day, unlike their wives, they don’t get to spend half as much time with their children, nor are they able to smoothly bond with their infants, especially during the newborn phase. This may cause emotional stress and even fears when their child showcases avoidance behaviors as infants grow up fast when there is no a proper bond between father and child.
Enter the baby wrap
While fathers are at home reading the papers, taking a break on their computer, walking about the garden or even relaxing on the sofa after a hard day’s work, we are now seeing a new trend of modern fathers who are learning the art of baby wrapping and enjoying all the benefits that come with it.
The comforting sounds of a father’s heartbeat and the sound of his voice not only soothes the child, as babies in their mothers belly’s can distinguish lower vocal tones normally belonging to the male in the family. The father’s scent will also accustom the infant to immediately distinguish him as one of his/hers maternal reinforcements.
Several studies suggest the quality and quantity of baby-father contact has a direct impact on how secure children feel growing up. There is also research showing that toddlers and young children who spend more time playing with their dads, are more likely to be sociable when starting nursery school.
The importance of father baby bonding is that through these bonding sessions, babies with strong attachments to their fathers tend to have fewer behavioral problems later on in life. In fact, some studies suggest this relationship might have an even greater impact on the behavior of pre-teen children than that of the mother-baby attachment. Also substantial father involvement from at least the first month after birth promotes better language development and better cognition skills (suggested by higher IQ scores) among toddlers and young children.
All the more reason for daddies to start the bonding process by baby wrapping, yes? What do you think, are fathers who baby wrap hot or not?
Source: Tiny Tapir