International Babywearing Week comes to a close tomorrow. Babywearing is described as: Carrying or holding a baby or young child by means of wearing a baby carrier. The focus of this week was to promote the benefits of babywearing as well as to educate people on how to practice babywearing safely. In recent months, recalls of certain models of slings have prompted a misconception that babywearing is not safe. For tips on wearing your baby safely visit Babywearing International.
Never was babywearing more necessary than when Baby Chick was born. I would have died without my Ergo Carrier. Not only does my Ergo Carrier allow me to be hands free, but I love having Baby Chick so close to me. I can wear her for hours without sacrificing my back. I have vivid memories of wearing her in my Ergo Carrier during the infamous dinnertime “witching hour” so I could prepare dinner and soothe her at the same time.
Big Chick never really took to facing inwards while being worn. I tried to get her to take to the Bjorn, but she detested it. After trying a variety of carriers, we finally settled on a ring sling. Big Chick loved to be worn in a ring sling well into her toddlerhood. She loved being cradled in the sling as an infant, and as a toddler she faced out while being securely fastened to my hip.
I love seeing all the different carriers on the market and the variety of families who choose to wear their babies. In celebration of International Babywearing Week, I want to ask all you babywearing mamas:
Why do you choose to wear your babies and which baby carriers do you love?
-Contributed by Morgan