Recently I have been asked several times for tips about baby-wearing, different carriers, and why I love to wear my son. There is absolutely no way I could put this all into one post. So over the next several weeks I will be blogging about my love of baby-wearing.
If you have any questions you would specifically like answered, please shoot me an email at familyandlifeinlv(at)gmail(dot)com. Or email me if you would like to share your baby-wearing story as a guest blogger here on Family and Life in Las Vegas.
How I fell in Love with Baby-Wearing
Like many parents to be while browsing in the aisles of Babies R Us, I wandered into the carrier aisle, and registered for a baby Bjorn. I dreamed of shopping with my newborn sweetly pressed to my chest. And perhaps even thought my baby weight would come right off, and I would look as chic as the model wearing their baby. (I just about inhaled my diet coke as I typed that fantasy…)
About a month or so before Squish was born, I was on a Internet baby board, and everyone was raving about this thing called a stretchy Wrap. Pregnancy/Emily’s shopping hormones got the best of me, and after doing some research I ended up purchasing my first wrap – a Sleepy Wrap.
When Squish was born, I wore him very early on. To the mall, and around the house. I loved it, save for one thing. It was 117 in Las Vegas, and I was MELTING with my post pregnancy hot-flashes, and the sweltering heat. So I only wore him indoors. Which was amazing, because I could get things done, having both hands free, and not forgo holding my little Squishapillar.
At around 7 weeks old, I pulled out the Baby Bjorn. My brother and his wife were in town, and we were heading to a museum. While I really enjoyed wearing him, I was constantly adjusting to find a comfort zone for my back. Little did I know, the very next day, I would be introduced to a carrier that would very much change my life.
By chance, that Saturday while my family went to the casino (hey, it is Vegas, and they don’t live here…) Squishy and I headed out to a little boutique nearby where the diaper service I use was doing a demo along side a woman who was going to talk about baby-wearing.
Sarah handmade her own carriers. While I didn’t think I would want a sling (haha little did I know), I asked her to teach me about the Mei Tai’s she made. As soon as she wrapped me and my little baby (um okay not so little already tipping the scales at 14lbs…) I was in LOVE. Squish was pleased as a pea in a pod, and the way the straps spread across my shoulders instantly felt SO much better. I bought it on the spot.
I hope you will come back next week to find out why that particular carrier very honestly changed the way I lived.
In the coming weeks I plan to share my favorite kinds of carriers with you, and talk about why I love them. I will also talk about what benefits baby-wearing had for me, and my child. I will also be having guest bloggers talk about what they love about baby-wearing, and sharing their tips.
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