Babywearing is easier than using a pushchair
From pretty early on with my first pregnancy I knew I wanted to babywear. It seemed so fuss free. The market for wraps back then wasn’t as vast as it is now but I knew that babywearing would fit into our busy lifestyle.
My first baby
I carried my first child, Fizz aged 6, until she was three years old. Our first experience of babywearing had been travelling to see Gav’s family in Hertfordshire. Wearing my daughter and having a backpack on was so much easier than struggling with the tube and a pushchair. On other occasions it meant that I didn’t have to battle it out for buggy space in our nursery’s shed. I carried her until around her third birthday when she was just too long!
Fast forward to now and I have two boys, 2 years and 9 months. I wear them both depending on the situation and they both throughly enjoy it. It means that I don’t have to struggle with a double buggy or fight to get on public transport. When the toddler is in nursery it means that I can hold my daughters hand on the way to school.
This last weekend we went to a local festival and by being able to wear a wrap the baby was able to sleep while everyone else ran around about us having fun. I didn’t have to negotiate a muddy field and the noise didn’t affect his sleep pattern as he was safely tucked in to the wrap, feeling my heart beat next to him. I do love that wearing him makes him feel so cosy and secure even in new and exciting surroundings.
For us babywearing is an everyday way of life and we think it is fantastic. In those early days of feeding and sleeping it can give baby a sense of security while adjusting to the outside world. It’s also a sanity saver if you need to get things done so I babywear while doing the house work or making the dinner too. It can be an integral part of our daily routine and I will miss it when the boys no longer need to be worn.
Are you considering babywearing? Why does it appeal to you?
Chelle is a mum to 3 living in Brighton. You can catch her regular posts over on TheMumingtonPost.com