Wednesday, June 30, 2010
If you know me, you know that I frequently have a baby on my back.
That's how we roll - babywearing makes it easier to snuggle with my babies and get things done.
It was a lifesaver about a year ago when the cows got out into the road and we had to get them back in unassisted and I had to go in and out of ditches and open gates and move quickly, oh, yes, and the baby was hungry, too. Babywearing means I could burn calories marching all over chasing cows, while breastfeeding at the same time. ;) What's not to like? Oh, yeah, the cows were out...
Babywearing isn't just for mamas, though. Micah babywears- one of the many things about him that makes me all weak at the knees. ;)
I think a stretchy wrap is the best newborn carrier of my stash. There is a bit of a learning curve, but the incredible comfort is worth the effort. A friend gave me a Moby wrap for Miriam and I loved it! My second recommendation would be a ring sling. They're great for shorter chunks of time when you don't want to put on the wrap. Plus you can use it well into toddler hood for a hip carry! You can make one (my mom made me my two), or buy one. I also love our mei tai and podaegi, and want to experiment with woven wraps.
baby in a doll sling. :)
This post was written for the Babywearing Carnival hosted by Jami of Babywearing Videos. Thanks, Jami!