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post #221 of 276

My daughter loves to be held, and I love holding her.  The only way to keep from sitting her down everytime I need 2 hands in by using a carrier.  Plus, all the evidence points to carriers being a must for mommies and babies!!

post #222 of 276

Convenience and necessity (chasing around another toddler) :)

post #223 of 276

I am tired of seeing parents constantly carrying their babies in car seats & I was guilty of that with my 1st. Babies should be held more & it helps with that flat head, no hair in back look. This pack looks a lot more comfortable than ones I have seen & have had

post #224 of 276

I began babywearing with my 3rd child. I didn't do it from the beginning with him, and he wasn't used to it and didn't take to it well. He preferred his freedom. I began wearing my daughter from day 1. I used a wrap in the early baby days, and began used SSCs after that. She loves to be worn. On outings, she's always completely content. She doesn't cry, and she's able to nurse while being carried. I've found it to be a fulfilling experience for both of us. I know she feels safe and content being close to me. It also gives me great piece of mind. Many people come up to me, and ask me about my carrier. They are fascinated by babywearing. I tell them of the awesome benefits, and bonding experience it is. I'm proud to be a babywearing advocate. :)

post #225 of 276

I've knew I wanted to have my baby close to me since before my first was born. I wore him at three days old in a Snuggi because that is all I knew about. Then I saw a woman using a ring sling at a mall and went home and scoured the internet trying to find out what it was and how to make one. I wore my oldest in a ring sling until he was 3 and I was 5 months pregnant with #2. After my daughter was born I learned about soft structured carriers and used the ring sling and a Beco I had at the time with her. I still wear her and she is almost 3. Now I have #3 and I use wraps, soft structured carriers and ring slings alternately depending on what I am doing. I get so many comments about where did I get my carriers and how older generations wish they had something like that when they were raising babies. Every time I'm out someone asks me about my different carriers and I love to share babywearing.

post #226 of 276

Even before I was pregnant I thought babywearing was the way to go.  After having my daughter, I wanted to have her close.  For the first few months, she wouldn't sleep anywhere but in my arms or attached to me.  Babywearing made life a whole lot easier in those first few months.  She still (just over a year old) prefers being worn to the stroller.  Its also much handier to pop her in a carrier to go do errands.  And she loves it!

post #227 of 276

I wanted to be able to hold my children close, even when my hands were full!

post #228 of 276

I decided to be a baby wearing parent on a friends suggestion. My 8 month old son loves to be close and snuggle, so I was holding him all the time. My 2 year old was getting separation anxiety and acting out because of it. Wearing him gives him the snuggle time he needs and I also have hands free to be with my daughter. It really did change the atmosphere and attitude in our house! It makes me feel like I'm being a more productive parent and meeting both their needs.

post #229 of 276

I knew I wanted to babywear having been inspired by a baby wearing friend while I was pregnant. She gave be a homemade ring sling as a baby shower present. What I didn't know was how I was going to wear twins. I found that I could safely wear them together in a wrap carrier, then in slings or mei tais (or a combination of both!) on each side when they were bigger. Without wearing them, I never would have been able to leave the house. Everyone went on about how I "needed" a stroller and it was a "necessity" and when was I finally going to get one??? The fact was that good double strollers are expensive and I needed to save up for one, and also it would have been a pointless purchase at the time because it was winter! I can't push a stroller through the snow but I can walk in it and that's what I did. I love wearing them, even now that they are two. Most often I wear one child who isn't feeling well, or one on the front and one on the back when we are feeling silly or very cuddly. I get lots of looks when I wear them at the same time outside, and a few people even sympathetically ask if my stroller was stolen. I just smile and say, "No,' and walk on. Though I do also use a stroller with them on occasion, I love wearing them and having them close and I know they love it, too. I will wear and breastfeed my future children in a carrier and although I didn't NIP with the twins (they do everything together... EVERYTHING) I look forward to doing so with future singletons!

post #230 of 276

I don't know how I could live without babywearing! I am a homeschooling Mommy of 3 and my youngest is 15 months old with special needs. Without babywearing, my DD would not be able to go to many places that we go to. She can't handle being in a stroller and my arms would fall off if I had to rely only on them to carry around her 28lbs!! She will need to be carried for a long time due to her uniqueness and having a quick, easy and comfortable carrier is exactly what she and I need :-)

post #231 of 276

I don't know how I could live without babywearing! I am a homeschooling Mommy of 3 and my youngest is 15 months old with special needs. Without babywearing, my DD would not be able to go to many places that we go to. She can't handle being in a stroller and my arms would fall off if I had to rely only on them to carry around her 28lbs!! She will need to be carried for a long time due to her uniqueness and having a quick, easy and comfortable carrier is exactly what she and I need :-)

post #232 of 276

I decided to wear my baby when I found out during my pregnancy all of the benefits, such as allowing baby to feel mama's warmth, remain close, allow him or her to see all the activities at eye-level, higher IQ, all while letting me have my hands free!  :)

post #233 of 276

From a logistical standpoint, I babywear because it allows me to be present and hands-free to attend to the needs of my active toddler while still nurturing and giving comfort to the baby; but when it comes right down to it, I'm in it for the snuggles!

post #234 of 276

I just wanted to be close to my son=) Would love to wear all my future babies in one of those adorable Bobas!!

post #235 of 276

We babywear because as a mother I've already carried my baby for 9 months, it wouldn't be fair to not continue carrying my baby after she is out of the womb.  :)

post #236 of 276

My son is adopted and I felt this would help with our bonding.  I also like the idea of attachment parenting helping my son be more independent while continuing to nurture our bond with each other.

post #237 of 276

I was adopted as a baby.  My parents weren't aware of any tools for attachment parenting. I was raised with most everything I needed and more than enough love. I still believe that I could have really benefitted from spending a lot of time being in a carrier, especially in the earlier months.  Reading The Continuum Concept by, Jean Liedlof, inspired my desires for my own children.   

post #238 of 276

Love babywearing. Wish I had with my first, did with my 2nd til she decided she was too mobile, planning with this one coming anytime! :) Bonding was great. 

post #239 of 276

My little one comes to work with me every day and baby-wearing is the only way I can keep the sprout happy and get stuff done at the same time. No crying, just a happy little one. There's no better way to go about it.

post #240 of 276

I didn't realize I wanted to be a babywearing mama until I had my daughter in April. All of my plans and assumptions of how I would parent quickly changed.  That beautiful, new bassinet I bought stayed unused next to our bed and the overpriced stroller I drooled over while pregnant stayed in the box.  I simply never wanted to put my baby down. When I did, I couldn't bear it for more than a couple of minutes before I was running back in the room to hold her.  It soon dawned on me that I was designed to carry around my lovely baby for more than just the 9 months.  Now she is 7 months old and we rarely use our fancy stroller and always have a baby carrier on hand. Love babywearing! Love the Boba!

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