babywearing

noun

Definition of babywearing 

: the act or practice of keeping an infant close to an adult’s torso by using a supporting device that straps to the front of the adult’s body We've always wanted to present a primer on babywearing for parents who wished to try it but felt intimidated by the practice. After all, to the uninitiated, baby can look a bit precarious when wrapped to mom.Mothering, January/February 2007

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Learn More about babywearing

Share babywearing

Dictionary Entries near babywearing

baby talk

baby tooth

baby walker

babywearing

baby wipe

BAC

bacaba

Statistics for babywearing

Look-up Popularity

Comments on babywearing

What made you want to look up babywearing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to make amends

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!