The Hillbilly African

Minimalism, Eco-friendliness, Motherhood

Our Babywearing Chronicles

This week is International Baby-wearing Week.  I’ve been wearing Thandiwe since she was a few weeks old and it has been an amazing hands-free way to keep her near. Baby-wearing has also been an awesome way for my partner to bond with the baby when he’s with her. He loves how it easy it is to keep her close and it makes putting her down for a nap much easier.  Thandiwe enjoys being worn too, she often comes running when she sees me grab a woven wrap or stops fussing when she sees me buckle the soft structured carrier to my waist.

Finding a carrier that works for your body type can be a challenge which is why I am a fan of trying before you buy. Buying second-hand is also a good way to be eco-friendly and economical. Seeing everyone share their baby-wearing stories all over the internet this week has made me reflect on our baby-wearing journey as well. We have one soft structured carrier, one woven wrap, and one ring sling. I also enjoy trying different carriers from my local baby-wearing chapter’s lending library since I am training to be an educator and need to be familiar with all kinds.

Scroll down to see some photos of us baby-wearing and an inforgraphic from about the benefits of babywearing.

Anthony wearing Thandiwe

Our Babywearing ChroniclesArt walk exploring Our Babywearing ChroniclesFront facing and grocery shopping Our Babywearing Chronicles Our Babywearing ChroniclesLake Walks in a Lillebaby soft structured carrier from our local chapter library Our Babywearing Chroniclesdog walking and backwearing in our lillebaby Our Babywearing ChroniclesShe’s so yummy. Mulberry picking Our Babywearing ChroniclesAsleep at the office with mom in our Lilebaby Our Babywearing ChroniclesMore backnaps Our Babywearing ChroniclesOur first time doing a ruck carry in a bijou woven wrap Our Babywearing ChroniclesInfantino MehDai carrier Our Babywearing ChroniclesTandem wearing my godson and an asleep Thandiwe Our Babywearing ChroniclesBackwearing in Hipbaby woven wrap at the Lake Our Babywearing ChroniclesRobins hip carry in a Didymos Grigio woven wrap from the lending library Our Babywearing ChroniclesSplash park fun in a DIY ring sling Our Babywearing ChroniclesBack wearing fun Our Babywearing Chronicles