Sunday, July 25, 2010

Baby on Board - Literally

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Babywearing = convenient. Who wants to haul a stroller/carseat combo everywhere? Or even a stroller? We first started out with one of those store-bought front/back carriers. It made many things easier, since I had a baby who wanted love 24/7. I could strap her to my chest and get the laundry done.

Eventually I got fed up with how much time it took to put the thing on, put Sophie in, then adjust everything. I found how to make a simple sling on the internet, and went to town. (I only found it after I had ordered a fancy padded one of Ebay) The sling was so much easier for me to use. I just slipped it on, plopped Sophie in, and off we went. She was older then, so I didn't have to worry about her sliding down or anything.

With this next baby, I plan to use a wrap. Then once he/she gets bigger, I'll probably use a sling again. I just love the closeness. Even Denny can babywear. Nothing is hotter than a man with a baby strapped to his chest, while he does house chores. :D Am I right?

I rarely had a problem with shoulder/back pain, only when my sling bunched up and the weight wasn't spread properly. I would suggest babywearing to everyone. It is so much easier just to fold your sling up and stuff in the your diaperbag/purse, than it is to load the stroller into the trunk of your car. Just sayin.

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Diana/WrapYourBaby said...

I'm with you on the convenience and cuddliness. If you haven't wrapped yet, check out my site.

Amy said...

"Nothing is hotter than a man with a baby strapped to his chest, while he does house chores."

You are SO right. Nice post!

Anonymous said...

Thought you'd be interested in this since you're all crafty. It was super easy to make.