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 momlovesbest.com about the benefits of babywearing.
Anthony wearing Thandiwe
Art walk exploring Front facing and grocery shopping Lake Walks in a Lillebaby soft structured carrier from our local chapter library dog walking and backwearing in our lillebaby She’s so yummy. Mulberry picking Asleep at the office with mom in our Lilebaby More backnaps Our first time doing a ruck carry in a bijou woven wrap Infantino MehDai carrier Tandem wearing my godson and an asleep Thandiwe Backwearing in Hipbaby woven wrap at the Lake Robins hip carry in a Didymos Grigio woven wrap from the lending library Splash park fun in a DIY ring sling Back wearing fun