It’s International Babywearing Week! So I will use this as an excuse to share with you all about how much I love wearing my babies.
After Avery was born we bought a Moby Wrap and an ErgoBaby carrier. The Moby Wrap defiantly has a learning curve. I never really got comfortable wearing the wrap with her. So I was glad that we had the Ergo too. As you can see from the pictures, we took her everywhere in that. The corn maze, apple orchard, to cheer Jeremy on in a 5k race. Not pictured: we took her to a Christmas tree lighting ceremony and the Holidazzle parade (RIP). My favorite thing about the Ergo is Jeremy was willing to wear it too! It was nice to be able to trade-off wearing her.
Since Callie was a summer baby I wanted something to wear her in that wouldn’t make me sweat to death. Enter the Solly Baby Wrap. It’s very similar to the Moby Wrap but it is literally about a third of the thickness. And is so soft. So I really made it a priority to learn how to wrap it properly. I am so glad I did. I love wearing this wrap. And the Ergo still gets used all the time around here.
Callie has also gone to the apple orchard (twice!) in the Ergo. And the Children’s Museum. We even take her around Target in a carrier. We are hoping to find some time to get to the corn maze still this year.
- It leaves my hands free. I can push a shopping cart, or hold Avery’s hand, or help carry the groceries. I can’t stress how important having both hands available is when you have 2 littles.
- Babies in carriers are at the perfect height to kiss. Kisses on demand. The best.
- Sometimes it is easier to wear the baby than push a stroller around. Like on rough terrain (at the apple orchard) or in crowded areas (like the Holidazzle parade) or just not enough space for strollers (the Children’s Museum).
- When it is colder outside, you can use your baby for warmth. You are wearing your own personal heating pad.
- My babies stay much calmer when they are in a carrier vs. being in a stroller or car seat.
- It’s just nice to snuggle.