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post #21 of 276

We've practiced baby wearing since my son was born 15 months ago. We love keeping him close and he likes being up and able to see things on our level. Although, baby wearing has become more tricky since our LO started walking...he really loves his new walking skill :) But I doubt we are really done with baby wearing this toddler!

post #22 of 276

It makes life SOOOO much easier! I actually could get things done and my kiddo was nice and happy! Really, it was about survival... winky.gif

post #23 of 276

When I was pregnant with my son, his Godmother had just returned from her Peace Corps mission in Africa. As I was creating a list of baby items we "needed," she chided that all I really needed was a boob and a blanket. During this conversation, she told me about babywearing in Africa. In the end, we amended her original proclamation. What babies need really are a boob, a blanket, and a baby carrier! Her baby gift to us was our first carrier. I have since become a babywearing junkie. For the longest time, my son was happiest while nursing and/or being worn. These are still two surefire ways to calm him down and at 19 months, we wear him on a daily basis (with no end in sight). He is an active toddler, so there are many nights when we wear him down (bounce him in a sling) to put him to sleep. Babywearing has truly saved our backs and our sanity! 

post #24 of 276

When I was in college I worked at a bookstore.  I wasn't dating anyone and wasn't going to have babies anytime soon.  A mother came in with an itty-bitty newborn baby in a sling.  I remember seeing how she was able to easily browse through the store and keep her baby close.  The baby slept the whole time she was shopping.  The mother looked calm and relaxed.  The whole time I worked at this bookstore that was the only mother I saw wearing a baby.  The rest of the mothers lugged around their infants in car seats or pushed them through the store in bulky strollers.  Most of the time the babies were crying or clearly upset.  The mothers were rushed, stressed and had difficulty maneuvering the car seat or stroller through the aisles of books.  I remember when I saw the mother wearing her baby I thought to myself, "This is what I will do when I have children."  That one babywearing sighting had an incredible impact on me.  Years later when my husband & I were expecting I knew that I needed a baby carrier.  We started off with a Bjorn, but after some research ended up getting both a ring sling and a mei tai.  Now, I can't imagine doing it any other way.  I love wearing my babies!

post #25 of 276
I never wanted to put my first baby down, but I couldn't afford a carrier, so I just carried him everywhere. He's two now, and I still carry him as often as possible, even though I'm 8 months pregnant. With my next baby I want a carrier, so I can have the use of both arms, and the ability to carry her more often when she gets bigger. Plus, I can use it for my toddler as well, and hopefully I will eventually have two- one for each child.
post #26 of 276

I am a baby wearing Mama to my beautiful 3 month old sweet girl for many reasons.  The two most important reasons to me are because it felt like the most natural and comfortable way to bond and share in each other.  I love keeping her close and cuddled and she loves it too!  The second main reason why I baby wear is because of an amazing story that I read about a mama and her baby.  The baby would scream and cry in horror for months and months, baby wearing was the only thing that would console her.  She would sleep sitting up on the couch and baby in sling, she even took showers with her baby in the sling.  Doctors, family, friends, even strangers, would tell her she was spoiling her, say things like "She is never going to learn to walk if you do not put her down,"  She replied by saying that "they are coping." Coping from what, she didn't know.  Around her daughters 6 month mark she begged the doctors to hospitalize her.  They did and found nothing wrong.  They told her to let the babe CIO! She said that wasn't for her and continued to carry her baby.  Right before her first birthday they noticed her losing weight and screaming more and more.  It turned out her daughters heart was enlarged and she was having very painful heart attacks.  Through tears the doctor told her it was her parenting, the constant carrying that kept her sweet girl alive.  If she would have let her CIO in her bed all alone she would have woken to find her lifeless baby. Her daughter survived because she carried her.  I always remember a quote from her, she said "my commitment to my daughter does not end when I have something to do, or when night falls."  This mama has inspired me to follow my instinct and carry my baby too!  What an amazing mama. Baby wearing is a life saver, I love that I do not have to compromise my parenting for anything. <3

post #27 of 276
I have chosen to wear my babies because it makes us happy. Being carried the baby feels happy, safe, can nurse easily and it frees up mom's hands to help older children. I don't have to worry about others touching baby.
post #28 of 276

felt natural to keep him close.

post #29 of 276

I became a babywearer when my children outnumbered my hands. There was really no way around it then, and now that #5 is coming, it has become so much more than simple necessity. Now it's a principle.

post #30 of 276

I love having my children close,  and with number 5 on the way there will be a lot of babywearing, I still carry my two younger once, especially my 3 year old still loves it, he even naps in it when we are out.

post #31 of 276

my older sister got a moby for her first-born, so she is the one who introduced me to baby-wearing.  it was so convenient and nurturing, but it became even more important when i had a preemie.  i used my k'tan for kangaroo care, and i wore him every day.  we both loved being so close to each other all the time!  i would love to try a boba!  they look so sturdy and beautiful.  i am always a little envious when i see moms and dads wearing them!  :)

post #32 of 276

I have heard so many good things about babywearing, that I decided to try it this time around.  When my daughter was an infant I had to lug around the big carseat carrier or try to keep her from wiggling out of my arms.  I wish I'd known about babywearing then!

post #33 of 276

I could go on forever about why I've chosen to be a baby wearing mom, the benefits to both the parent and child are countless (from bonding to being developmentally appropriate and everything in between). But it's quite simple... Baby wearing is the most natural thing for a parent and baby to do! 

post #34 of 276

As the second oldest of 14 kids, I am well versed in holding babies.  :)  My mom attachment parented all of us, but with no carrier.  Now that my first is 9 months, I love holding her and she loves staying close.  As of yet, we have no carrier so I am continuing in my  mom's tradition, but I would love to have the Boba and start a new tradition!!

post #35 of 276

I don't need a lengthy response because the answer is so simple - instinct! I don't much care what all the articles in magazines, online, etc say. Nobody knows better what my baby and I need than him and and me. It's instinctual to hold him close, take in his sweet smell and nuzzle his velvety lite head. It's instinctual to him to snuggle in close under my chin, where he can take in my body heat, nurse as needed and feel safe and secure. Pure and simple, it's the most natural place for him!

post #36 of 276

Babywearing has given me the opportunity to bond with my baby while also giving me the freedom to do things that require both hands! It has also been a great help in getting back in shape after having the baby. Our baby can sleep soundly while I go out walking. Now that we are expecting baby #3 I know having the ability to carry the baby with something as comfortable and secure (and cute!) as the Boba Carrier will make such a huge difference in how we spend our days :)

post #37 of 276

Babywearing has given me the opportunity to bond with my baby while also giving me the freedom to do things that require both hands! It has also been a great help in getting back in shape after having the baby. Our baby can sleep soundly while I go out walking. Now that we are expecting baby #3 I know having the ability to carry the baby with something as comfortable and secure (and cute!) as the Boba Carrier will make such a huge difference in how we spend our days :)

post #38 of 276
When my daughter arrived I decided to wear her because it just felt right. When my son arrived 2 years later wearing him was essential. I could wear him while I read to his big sister. And when the twins arrived last year, babywearing was more important than ever!
I have one boba but a second would allow me to double carry my girls with ease.
post #39 of 276

I just had 2nd child(previous miscarriage 4time) now i feel our baby gonna be our last and want build more bonding.. we did have another baby carrier different brand i dont feel great.. it giving me back pain and hip.. i had heard about boba babywearing it shld be good for me.. I am looking forward to wear it and able carry my child everywhere with me instead of infant carseat or stroller.. want build more bonding for last child.. Thank you for giveaway. i hope everyone have chance to win.. thank!

post #40 of 276

Babywearing has given me the opportunity to bond with my baby while also giving me the freedom to do things that require both hands! It has also been a great help in getting back in shape after having the baby. Our baby can sleep soundly while I go out walking. Now that we are expecting baby #3 I know having the ability to carry the baby with something as comfortable and secure (and cute!) as the Boba Carrier will make such a huge difference in how we spend our days :)

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