Press Release: Give Dads a Lifft Sling

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With a recent survey* showing that an incredible 45% of dads don't bond with theirLifft baby sling children immediately, Lifft, the baby sling has a 'For Him' range.

The survey sought to find the average length of time dads take to bond with their children, with the results showing 45% did not bond immediately, with an amazing 15% of recipients admitting it took longer than 2 months for them to bond with their newborn.

It's well known that men often worry about how they will bond with their newborn; yet research from Canada has shown that when a man cuddles a baby it increases levels of the hormone prolactin, which is prevalent in pregnant women and described as the hormone which engenders a love for a baby.   With this in mind, Lifft has created the 'For Him' baby sling range, available in sizes and colours specifically aimed at men, the thinking being that if dad carries the baby more often, he will bond quicker. Lifft baby slingTherefore, a baby sling can be the way to help father's strengthen the bond with their babies.

Louise Day, Founder of Lifft Slings says "Most research suggests that a high level of intimacy between dad and baby in the first few months produces a closer attachment, so a baby sling for men seemed the perfect solution.  Baby slings have become more and more popular, particularly with dads, as they can take baby for a walk increasing the time they spend with their new baby, thus providing quality bonding time."

Paula Ketteridge, qualified midwife, baby advisor and director of Baby Daze comments; 'Studies have shown that many new dads shy away from bonding with newborn babies as they are not quite sure of Lifft baby slingtheir role, and can feel less confident in their ability to bond.

I would suggest to embrace this exciting and new phase of his life through simple activities such as eye contact, physical contact and spending time with their new baby and a baby sling is the perfect way to do this.'

With at least five alternative ways to wear the Lifft sling, this buckle/clasp free sling is great for newborn babies through toddlerhood to three year olds weighing up to 35lbs. With different colour combinations to choose from, and sizes from S, M and L sizes for new dads the Lifft baby sling is fast becoming the must-have accessory for every new parent.

 *Carried out by Lifft Slings with 100 respondents, May 2010