We use SENSIL® - A new Nylon 6.6 brand created by NILIT®. Nesting Days is the only carrier that is like wearing your favorite yoga wear with the form and function of a baby carrier. Created by a postpartum doula, the Nesting Days carrier provides hands-free, skin-to-skin babywearing. It uses light-weight, technical fabrics in a patented tubular design that surrounds the mother's body 360 degrees, distributing baby's weight evenly over her body. The side tie adjusts the tension over the baby's back, allowing for growth and ease of use. It is intended for use at home, with baby in only a diaper for maximum skin-to-skin contact, and to be worn over clothing when on outings.
Wearing our skin-to-skin newborn carrier boosts oxytocin levels and lowers cortisol (science talk for more love and less stress), and increases prolactin, for better milk production and greater breastfeeding success. It also promotes healthy attachment and bonding, because the nesting days are when these begin. Newborns need help regulating their own temperature (since they aren’t in that cozy womb anymore!), and mom or daddy’s skin is the perfect heater for their tiny bodies. Finally, our carrier aids in learning baby's cues, so feeding, sleeping and awake time can be more fully enjoyed.
Today begins World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7), a week devoted to listening to the collective feminine voice of millions of breastfeeding mothers around the world. The 'me too' movement has shown us the power of speaking our truth, and the truth about breastfeeding needs to be told too. At the heart of Nesting Days is my own experience as a mother and and why 'we are all sister of a mysterious order,' that spans time, place and culture. f you're a breastfeeding mom and would like us to share your truth on our Instagram stories -- send us a video...(read more)
It doesn’t take a scientist to tell us that holding our babies for extended periods of time encourages life long bonds between children and parents. Skin-to-skin care is a practice that has most commonly been used with premature babies to help stimulate growth and encourage bonds between parents and babies as they undergo treatment in hospital for long periods of time.Skin-to-skin care is when the baby lies naked on a bare breasted mother or father....(read more)