The benefits of ergonomic porting, according to pediatricians

Spending time with children is an activity that all parents like. A practice that can be done both at home playing with the smallest, and outside the home taking a walk. In the case of going abroad, it is necessary to take into account certain logistics, as in the case of babies, who need a transport that can be in a stroller or in other ways.

Another technique for transporting babies is the ergonomic porting, a method that from the Spanish Association of Pediatrics and Primary Care, AEPap, is very beneficial for the little ones. A simpler bet and that can be very useful in these summer months to be able to move with the little ones in different areas such as walks through the cities that are visited or routes through museums.

Physical advantages

From AEPap remember the multiple Benefits of betting on ergonomic porting. Among the many advantages that pediatricians highlight in this way of transporting the baby, the physical ones stand out:

- The ergonomic posture favors the good locomotor development of the back and hip. It even helps to correct slight dysplasias, or alterations of the development, of the hip.

- There is less colic, gas and reflux, because of the upright posture that they adopt when being ported.

- Better digestion, by the constant movement during the portage and the gentle massage that the belly of the baby receives from the adult who carries it.

- Less apneas and irregular breathing, which reduces the risk of sudden infant death.

- Ported babies sleep better. This is very important because during the dream the child organizes his mental schemes and internalizes what he has learned.

- Strengthens the immune system, by the lower secretion of stress hormones, cortisol.

- Better growth and weight gain. By being quiet use your energy to grow.

- Less risk of plagiocephaly, crushing of the skull. By spending less time resting your head on the same area.

- Better neuronal development: verticality and movement or balance stimulates the vestibular system and, in general, the entire nervous system.

- The reflexes of the feet and hands receive constant stimulation during the portage, which motivates the nervous system and promotes its maturation.

Emotional advantages

AEPap also highlights other emotional and affective benefits in the child by betting on ergonomic porting:

- It gives you security and well-being. The baby instinctively seeks contact and closeness because it is essential for him from an affective point of view.

- Better socialization. You can discover the world around you with all your senses and from the calm of having parents nearby.

- Portage facilitates a healthy attachment pattern. The contact during the portage helps to establish the affective bond and a close parent-child relationship. This will determine the baby's life as an adult.

- It mimics the intrauterine environment, favors the well-known extrauterine gestation period, a key transition period in the first weeks of life.

Damián Montero

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