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post #81 of 276

I decided to wear my last baby after reading it helped with bonding and lactation. I've always had a lot of trouble due to medical issues, with breastfeeding. While I wasn't able to nurse as long as I wanted, I wore him exclusively for the first year and we are so very close. My sons (7&8yo) have also worn the baby from time to time (with supervision) and we are a VERY close family. I think it helped with my post partum, having my baby, skin to skin, near me almost all day for so long. It is such a drastic change, from having them inside you, to outside. I think it helps with that transition.
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post #82 of 276

I actually haven't gotten to baby-wear yet, but after doing lots of research over the past few years I am a strong believer in attachment parenting. I didn't used to feel this way, but while in college I took a child development class and learned a lot about how a child's brain develops. My family and friends think I'm a little crazy, but my husband and I plan on baby-wearing, cloth diapering, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, and keeping our baby whole. We have yet to conceive, but can't wait to raise an amazing little person :)

post #83 of 276

I started babyWearing with my oldest because we took the bus and it was by far the easier st way to travel. With my youngest I just love to have him close and warm, instead of in a stroller.  It also helped a lot when he was colicky

post #84 of 276

I started babyWearing with my oldest because we took the bus and it was by far the easier st way to travel. With my youngest I just love to have him close and warm, instead of in a stroller.  It also helped a lot when he was colicky

post #85 of 276

I started babyWearing with my oldest because we took the bus and it was by far the easier st way to travel. With my youngest I just love to have him close and warm, instead of in a stroller.  It also helped a lot when he was colicky

post #86 of 276

I started babyWearing with my oldest because we took the bus and it was by far the easier st way to travel. With my youngest I just love to have him close and warm, instead of in a stroller.  It also helped a lot when he was colicky

post #87 of 276

I started babyWearing with my oldest because we took the bus and it was by far the easier st way to travel. With my youngest I just love to have him close and warm, instead of in a stroller.  It also helped a lot when he was colicky

post #88 of 276

My little one is happiest in my arms. I "wear" my baby in a soft wrap carrier because he is most comfortable snuggled up  on my chest where he can hear my heartbeat, feel the warmth of my body, and inhale my familiar scent.  I feel that this setup is most natural for us and should be maintained so that he will thrive.  

 

I enjoy the benefits of being close to him too.  I am calmer, my mood is lifted and I feel like a superhero when he is nestled in close to me.  

 

I have discovered that wearing my son while I tackle everyday tasks, like grocery shopping or housework, have become more enjoyable and easier without having to lug a bulky car seat carrier or maneuver an awkward stroller.  

 

My family has decided that adopting  the time tested tradition of "babywearing" is what works the best for us. We encourage other families to try it out for themselves!

post #89 of 276

I am a foster mother and the infants that I parent come from a variety of different lives, most of them do not include attachment parenting.  Babywearing allowed me to quickly build a strong bond with my babies, they were there against my heart as often as they could be so that the new rythym of their life could begin as similiarly as possible to being in the womb.

post #90 of 276

I am a foster mother and the infants that I parent come from a variety of different lives, most of them do not include attachment parenting.  Babywearing allowed me to quickly build a strong bond with my babies, they were there against my heart as often as they could be so that the new rythym of their life could begin as similiarly as possible to being in the womb.

post #91 of 276
Before I had a child, I thought I would be a less attached, stroller pushing, CIO kind of mommy. I thought that baby-wearing mamas were a little on the strange side. When my daughter was born, all that changed completely. I decided then that I had to give my daughter the best in every way and show her all the love that I had to give. We became very attached early on, and now we do EVERYTHING together. She has always loved for me to hold her 24/7, but my arms got so tired. I used my first carrier when she was about 6 weeks old and fell in love! It is so much easier to go shopping and get out in crowded places without having to maneuver a stroller through. I would love to have a wrap to use for my next little one! smile.gif
post #92 of 276

Many other cultures have firm spiritual beliefs in never setting a baby down until after his/hers first birthday.  There are beliefs that the child should be held by family for this time as he/she is a gift from the Gods and must be protected and given love and support always. In our society the demands are high and the support is too often low.  Wearing my baby helped me to balance what I knew in my heart to be the best for my child with what I was expected to accomplish in the rest of life.  Because I worked, I really believe that having my daughter close through the chores and routines and for most of our time together, helped us to maintain that bond and sense of trust and security that is crucial for babies.  We were able to nurture our connection and overcome the strains of daily life thru baby- wearing.  I suffered a serious back injury during a ski accident weeks before becoming pregnant and herniated 9 disks in my spine.  Wearing the right kind of baby carrier makes all the difference in the world!  It is a gift to be a mom, and  bigger gift to know to keep your babies close!

post #93 of 276

I learned about attachment parenting when I was a teen. I always new I was going to be an AP mama. One of my earliest experiences with babywearing was while babysitting my niece. I was probably 18 or so, and she was 18 months old at the time, and I refused to put her into her crib to cry it out the way her parents did. Instead, at bedtime, I found a flat sheet and fashioned a sling out of it by tying it in a knot at the top of my shoulder. It worked like a ring sling, except without the easy adjustibility! But it worked! I stuck her in there, and bounced her on an exercise ball in a dark room. She drifted off to sleep peacefully and with no crying. Then, I transferred her to her crib. She would always wake up and look at me, but then would just go back to sleep by herself, with no crying! (And there would definitely be crying, and lots of it, had I just set her down in her crib to begin with). It completely confirmed all my beliefs about attachment parenting. The fact that even though she woke up during the transfer, she easily settled back down without a fuss was proof that the gentle "wearing down" was a positive way to help her sleep, and that she would in fact sleep better without crying it out. 

 

Before I had my own baby, my mind was made up! I loved wearing my sweet tiny newborn. So much more practical and convenient than carrying around a bunch of "stuff". I would think of her as "my little side kick". And with toddlers, well, I honestly don't understand how other mamas who DON'T put their toddlers on their backs can function in public! :) Even in my 3rd trimester of pregnancy, there have been a handful of times where a back carry with my 35lb toddler completely saved my butt in a public space where running around was just not appropriate. Looking forward to wearing baby #3, who is due TODAY!

post #94 of 276

I wore my baby and continue to wear him now that he's a toddler because it provides body contact. With regular body contact, my son gets the security he needs to be a confident, outgoing,  gregarious, robust, trusting and relatively fearless child out in the world.

post #95 of 276

For myself it was never a question of to-or-not-to wear my babies. I have to wear my little babies because it's right. They were in my womb for such a long time - it was like I always wore them. My carrier is like an extension of my womb. Keeps them close to me and me close to them. That's all.

post #96 of 276

I knew I wanted to babywear before my son was born, but I had no idea how much I would depend on it! My initial reasons for being drawn to babywearing were bonding and ease. I am a working mom, so every moment I get to spend with my son is all the more precious. Babywearing gave us a bond that we would not have enjoyed otherwise. I always looked forward to errands, as I got to have my sweet baby cuddled up to my chest in the grocery store, the bank, or even getting my driver's license renewed (yes you can see his little head on my license!). But my son also turned out to be a very high-needs baby, and colicky to boot. So, babywearing proved to be truly indispensable. And of course, all moms are busy! Whether I'm making dinner or hanging diapers on the line, babywearing allowed me to be as active as ever while keeping my baby close. It was also wonderful for vacations: hiking through the woods of Michigan's Upper Peninsula or up a path in Alaska to view a glacier, babywearing made a high level of mobility possible. My son is now 18 months old, and it’s bittersweet: he still loves to be worn, but a new baby on the way is making babywearing rather uncomfortable for me right now. Of course, Daddy can still wear him! Once our second little one arrives, he or she will be worn from the start, just like our first! :)

post #97 of 276

I always wanted to babywear.  The biggest reason were to be able to keep my little pea close to his momma and to keep strangers hands off him.

post #98 of 276

I'm a foodie and wasn't able to cook much after my little came along since he became so cranky between 6 and 8. Baby wearing allowed be to get back in the kitchen and start experimenting again. I'm a happy, well fed mamma now:)

post #99 of 276

I'm a baby wearing Mama because I love the way it soothes my twin babies.

post #100 of 276

When my dd was born she was very high needs and needed to be with me all the time.. The only way to get anything done was to wear her.. I got a babyhawk and that worked well but I did not love it. then the love for babywearing kicked in when I got a used Moshi I love love my moshi, it carried her everywhere and kept the peace. it has went on to carrier my DS, but sadly one of the buckles was shut in the truck door and i have not had a bucket carrier for a while.. I really need this carrier please think of me drugging threw the store trying to get food for my family and chase a baby. thanks Jess

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