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post #41 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 #42 of 276
I am of Mayan heritage. My great-grandmother was a baby-wearing midwife. However, the art of babywearing that had been passed down for hundreds of years began losing its appeal in a world of strollers on newly paved streets.

I am unsure if my grandmother wore her children although this is possible with her earlier children. My mother--the baby of the family--definitely wasn't nor did she wear me. I had a strong urge to return to the traditions of my ancestors, including homebirthing and babywearing. Thus, I researched the topic. I learnt that babies held close to their mamas' chests slept better and cried less. And I just wanted my baby close to me. I came across the Maya wrap, and they had a built-in customer in me:) My baby was happy, but I must admit that my back did ache a bit.

With my now-second child, I would love to try a Boba. I have a feeling back aches might not be an issue.

I feel I must add that in the rural areas of my ancestral home, Mayan women still wear their babies. They never stopped.
post #43 of 276
I am of Mayan heritage. My great-grandmother was a baby-wearing midwife. However, the art of babywearing that had been passed down for hundreds of years began losing its appeal in a world of strollers on newly paved streets.

I am unsure if my grandmother wore her children although this is possible with her earlier children. My mother--the baby of the family--definitely wasn't nor did she wear me. I had a strong urge to return to the traditions of my ancestors, including homebirthing and babywearing. Thus, I researched the topic. I learnt that babies held close to their mamas' chests slept better and cried less. And I just wanted my baby close to me. I came across the Maya wrap, and they had a built-in customer in me:) My baby was happy, but I must admit that my back did ache a bit.

With my now-second child, I would love to try a Boba. I have a feeling back aches might not be an issue.

I feel I must add that in the rural areas of my ancestral home, Mayan women still wear their babies. They never stopped.
post #44 of 276

When my daughter was born, I could not imagine having to put her down, even while she was sleeping.  Being able to wear her throughout the day, especially when she in the newborn phase was like heaven to me.  I continue to wear her as often as she allows me to now that she is almost one.  I love the bonding, and I love being lucky enough to get to hold her while babywearing her, frees my hands and is easier on my back.

post #45 of 276

I decided to become a baby wearer with my second child.  My very first wearing experience was with my son 8 years ago and it was with a snugli :( I hated that thing and never used it again.  I had no support system that knew anything about baby wearing so I gave up :( I have learned a lot since then! I have broken all of the "family rules" with this new baby and I couldn't feel better about it! I am wearing the baby daily, nursing on demand, co-sleeping, cloth diapering and teaching baby how to sign! I get so many compliments on how happy my baby is. It really makes me happy to know I make her so happy!!!! 

post #46 of 276

It was a natural choice for me.  My daughter was only content while in my arms.  I also felt more comfortable with her close to me.  Babywearing and co-sleeping were instinctual.  My love of babywearing has grown over the last 7 years and has carried on with my other two daughters : )

post #47 of 276

Having grown from me, in me, my babies started life as a part of me.  Wearing them feels as natural as nursing and nighttime cuddles.  My body is the only home they've ever known.  In the womb, their every need was met by virtue of our internal physical connection.  Birth shouldn't mean the end of that for a newborn--the world is alien enough as it is.  The warmth of my skin, the comfort of my heartbeat, and the life force of my milk should be immediately available for as long as it is needed.  While my children are still small enough for me to carry, and for as long as they wish to be held through some or all of their days, I want them to know that I am their safe space.  Baby wearing achieves that and allows me the freedom to function, and with a 2-year-old and a 4-month-old, I'll take any help I am offered.

post #48 of 276
Nnecessity made me become a babywearing parent and I'm SO thankful! With 6 children ages 9 and under, I sometimes wear two at a time!
post #49 of 276

I chose to wear my babies because there is nothing more heavenly than smelling their sweet little heads, feeling the weight of them leaning against you as they are fast asleep, and knowing that they are feeling so perfectly safe and secure next to you.

post #50 of 276

I have a cling monster who loves to be with mommy so we wear her around the house so she can be with me wherever she goes. 

post #51 of 276

I went with wearing because my parents did and I respected them for it. I was too lazy for a stroller and wanted him closer to us. I "knew" it was better for him, but there were some very selfish reasons for why I wore him. I have always loved holding him. Our son didn't sleep on any surface other than human for the first three months. He slept better close to us so I knew his disposition would be better close to us during the day. I carried him for 8.5 months inside of me so there was no way, in my mind, that keeping him away from one of us made sense. We mainly used a wrap and our arms to wear him and still do, even at three years old! It just makes sense! No other explanation:)

post #52 of 276

I always knew Id be a babywearing mama....it just seemed like the most natural thing to do. After spending 9months inside, it seemed a strange thing to put the baby anywhere other than on me! It works for her too. I have been a ring sling & Ergo wearer up until recently. My LO is now 22 months old, and tall. Someone suggested the Boba.....I have one 2G which is taller and supports her better. I love it. I feel that babywearing has helped foster the special relationship I have with my daughter.....she is very loving and often comes to give hugs and kisses. If I leave a carrier on the ground she will spend a long time trying to put it on and then carries her doll around talking to and nursing her.

Today I wore my Boba as I mowed the lawns, LO fell asleep. I got a great workout too! id love to win any of these prizes and to share babywearing with other pregnant friends and family.

post #53 of 276

We decided babywear for functionality and closeness.  My daughters have always loved being close to me so at times it was difficult to get things done.  Wearing them on me allowed us to be close to each other and allow me to get a few things done.  Now my youngest at almost 9 mo is still worn but growing too big for our current carrier.  I don't have a stroller for her so when we go out I wear her.  I love it!  I feel her safe and love love love having her that close to me.  I <3 my girls and couldn't imagine not having them on me when we go out or just around the house. 

post #54 of 276

My wife told me about this giveaway, and I said hey what about us?  What about the dads?  I wear my daughter when we go out.. sometimes she needs her daddy to be close by. I agree with my wife that there is nothing better than having her right next to you, I love it and so does our daughter.   

post #55 of 276

I have had four of my five babies at home, some in the tub, and I can't imagine putting down my little bundles when they are newborn, or toddlers.  It makes for a much happier family when we are close.  Co-sleeping, wearing my babies, breastfeeding until they self-wean.  It's all part of my instinctual mothering.  We couldn't leave out any element of our primal being.  Baby wearing is just plain smart; for mama and babies. Hooray for babies!

post #56 of 276

I remember being a teenager or in my early twenties when I saw, probably in a magazine (National Geographic, maybe), a mom with a baby wrapped tight to her body. Something clicked in my heart and from that point I knew that baby-wearing was going to be good for my baby and for me. Keep in mind that no one I knew or was related to EVER wore a baby in a carrier. Then, in my mid-thirties and pregnant, when my own mom asked me if I wanted anything special I told her I wanted a baby-carrier. And the rest, as they say, is history (or her-story). I'm so happy to be now be a toddler-wearing mama. My 2 year-old loves it and when a second child comes along, there will be more baby-wearing.

Kim

post #57 of 276
Good for my baby and good for me too!
post #58 of 276

We chose to baby carry because I am a very busy mom and need 2 hands to deal with issues that come up with our other 4 children.  It is a way for our youngest to stay near me and for me to still be able to do different things around the house that require 2 hands.

post #59 of 276

I decided to baby wear for several reasons. First of all I love kissing my baby, and being close to him. He's so much more content when I'm holding/carrying him. Second I wanted to try it, because so many other people like it, there must be something to it. Third, it's so much easier than carrying him all over. I have a Moby wrap and I'm looking for something else to try. Hope I win :)

post #60 of 276

I babywear because I have twins and I'd never get anything done if I didn't wear at least one (but often both) of my boys!

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