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Wear All the Babies

International Babywearing Week, an annual outreach event sponsored by Babywearing International and hosted from October 4-10, is “a week-long opportunity to celebrate, promote, advocate for, and focus media attention on the many benefits of babywearing.” Find out more on Babywearing International’s website.


My friend gave her Moby wrap to me when I was pregnant. I thought it looked pretty handy and was excited to try. I watched a few videos and put it in the closet to wait for “Nugget” to be born. When we brought O home, I wrapped him up the first day. I was still exhausted and swollen from labor.

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I nursed him in it.

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I slept with him in it. 

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When he was upset, it was a sure way to calm him; when he was tired, he would fall asleep snuggled close to my heart. It was easier than holding him all night long when we went through the roughest nights of the newborn phase.

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I wanted to know more! I went to a Babywearing International meeting and tried out a woven wrap. It was beautiful; same concept as the Moby, but not stretchy, so it was more supportive of my growing chunk. There are a ton of carries you can do with a wrap!

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It still was a lot of work, though; tying takes time and a lot of practice.

I went to the next month’s meeting and checked out a Sakura Bloom ring sling.

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It was awesome, and so much faster than the wraps. I could easily pop him in and out quickly. I knew I wanted one for myself! I jumped onto the swap on Facebook and found one in an amazing yellow.

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We walk in it.

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We nap in it.

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It’s perfect for quickly getting him around, and no more dragging that giant infant seat around with me, just leave that sucker in the car!

We parked the stroller and I haven’t used it since!

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I picked up a SSC (soft structured carrier) called a Tula because I was really interested in wearing O on my back for our vacation. It’s been great! Getting him on is much easier than you’d think. With a little practice, it’s pretty quick, too! It doesn’t hurt my back and I can carry him around for hours, like when we spent 6 hours at our local zoo.

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He even fell asleep in it.

 

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It’s pretty easy to adjust for nursing, which makes doing so a breeze when we’re out and about.

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There really is nothing better than having your baby snuggled up against you. It’s comforting for both of us. If you haven’t tried babywearing, I strongly recommend it. Find a local BWI chapter near you, start trying them out, and find what works best for you!

Do you babywear? What’s your favorite way to carry?

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3 Comments

  1. I love my wovens! I also am learning to like our SSC, but my frame is just so small, it’s hard to get the perfect fit. Any way you baby wear is fantastic!!!

  2. I use a mei tai. It has worked well, especially from about 3 months. AJ wasn’t couldn’t spend all day in it though; she wanted to move around. But it is nice to carry her in it: like a baby hug all the time.

  3. Even when it is 90F degrees out, the girls prefer to be in the TwinGo, all of us drenched in sweat! They weigh a combined 35 pounds now but I am determined to keep carrying them for as long as I can. Love all the pictures!

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