I ask because my DH refuses to. I have tried countless times to sell him on the perks and benefits (you hold our baby AND have the use of both hands!!) but nope. He won't even try. Just wondering if this is your experience too.
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Does your DH/DP baby-wear?
Poll Results: Does your DH/DP baby-wear?
79 Total Votespost #1 of 679/15/11 at 11:41pmThread Starterpost #2 of 679/16/11 at 12:15ampost #3 of 679/16/11 at 12:18am
Mine does, but he prefers a mei tai because it's easier and faster and more masculine...somehow...
Oh, when the kids are young he uses a Moby-type wrap, but it's a dark blue. He knows it's not politically correct, but he just doesn't like feminine color schemes if he's going to wear the baby.post #4 of 679/16/11 at 1:22am
Mine does. Probably more than me He's usually the one who wears her when we go out. He has used a wrap a ring sling and an SSC. I think at the moment he prefers the SSC but he loved the wraps when she was smaller.post #5 of 679/16/11 at 12:13pm
Mine does too. When DD was a baby, he wore her in my hot pink Moby. That was back when the Moby was his only option though. Since we bought an Ergo (and then a Boba) that's all he's worn her in. He wears her much less often than I do though...I still wear her every day, and he wears her like maybe once a month.post #6 of 679/16/11 at 12:26pmpost #7 of 679/16/11 at 12:27pmpost #8 of 679/17/11 at 2:04pmmu hubby does quite a lot. he has his own pouch sling but he prefers the woven wrap or mei tai. he also uses a stretchy wrap when our kids are very wee. i'd say that the only reason he doesn't wear the kid(s) as much as I do is because he's not with them all day like me.post #9 of 679/17/11 at 3:10pmpost #10 of 679/17/11 at 3:45pmYep! I got a denim carrier so that he'd be more comfortable wearing it. With DD, we both wore her, and would take turns if we were out for awhile shopping, etc. He preferred the carrier to pushing around the stroller, especially while she was small.post #11 of 679/25/11 at 4:42pm
Well I am pregnant with our first, so i don't know for sure, but my husband plans to babywear. He's even tried on various carriers, after looking through and selecting the type he prefers (ssc), and decided he wants an ergo performance. So we will get that for him, and the few I want for me When we were babysitting our nephew as a baby, he kept commenting how he wished we had a carrier to use, and how much easier it would be I have him totally sold on the idea.post #12 of 679/26/11 at 9:55am
we don't wear the toddler so much these days, but dh did wear her a whole lot when dd was younger. she went to work with him till she was 6 mos old, and he wore her most of her waking hours in the moby. it was the only way to keep her happy. a friend also gave him a big backpack frame carrier and once he had to work on the pasture, so he wore dd while he spread grass seed on the whole field. he'll also wear her now when he has to do farm stuff and can't rely on her not to get into trouble unsupervised.post #13 of 679/26/11 at 10:56am
While baby wearing was initially more my thing, as the baby has gotten heavier he's been wearing him more and more. He started out with a ring sling, which he found easy to use and intuitive. I started using the Moby because the weight was distributed easier; it took him a bit longer becasue the Moby is kind of intimidating with all the wrapping, but now he loves it. We also have a structured carrier, but we almost never use it (dunno why).
Ankapost #14 of 679/26/11 at 11:12ampost #15 of 679/27/11 at 12:11am
More than I do at this point ... He faves the Moby & he can do it by himself and everything. I'm impressed. In fact I put his pic up in a baby-wearing picture contest :) - He's the one with orange-strapped mei tai in the market scene .... !! :)post #16 of 679/27/11 at 7:53amThread Starter
I think it is AWESOME that all these dads are wearing their babies! I convinced DH to try it and of course DS loved it and fell asleep cuddled up to daddy almost instantly. I think he's sold! At least at home... next I'll have to get him to do it in public. He thinks he looks silly. Honestly, and I told him of course, it totally ups his attractiveness for me. I'm so glad he tried it!!post #17 of 679/27/11 at 8:21am
Oh my goodness mamaboss! What a cute photo!
I'm glad that your DH decided to give it a try and loved it! And your carrier is suitably "masculine" I would say! You can tell your DH that most women think a man with a baby is very sexy!
My DH does wear DS (although we wear him less now that he's a toddler). When DS was smaller he'd use the ring sling, but mostly we've used the Ergo. DH will not wear the wrap (even though I bought a blue gypsy mamma so that he would! I totally would have gotten a different pattern otherwise). I think DH likes the Ergo because it is comfy, easy to use and maybe more "manly"??post #18 of 679/27/11 at 12:09pm
He is less likely to do so than I am, but he does wear them- especially as they get older. His favorite carrier is a preschool size carrier I made because the straps- while padded like an SSC, can cross across his chest then he threads them through loops on the side like an onbu- no need to reach behind to deal with straps. He isn't likely to reach for a ring sling, but will use a Moby with a tiny baby if they are fussy.post #19 of 679/27/11 at 9:59pm
He's tried a couple times, but it's really hard on him. And ds3 would not have gone for it at all. He was the kind of baby who flipped out with anyone but me from the moment he was born. Even having dh hold him every night while I got ready for bed resulted in massive meltdowns.
I'll probably get him to try again with this baby.post #20 of 679/28/11 at 5:15am
DH didn't wear DS until I got a Boba, and has only done it once so far, but I think that he will do it more. He had no interest in wearing the wrap...but I think that he was just intimidated by it than anything else. We just got the Boba, so we will see how it goes - so far so good!
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