Originally Posted by provocativa
I haven't read the other replies, but when I haven't given the Sears Baby Book to a friend or relative, they have almost all had a terrible terrible time parenting their infants. It seems like no one in my generation or social group had any good experience with infants prior to giving birth, and they are likelier to get a carrier from someone else- certainly if they read the book. Most are too shell shocked to figure out the ring sling early on. I.
Thanks! That's very useful.
So here's the post-shower update:
She got a Moby Wrap from her mom (smart momma)
I gave her an Ellaroo Rebozo and a Sky Temple Beco.
Then another preggy friend of hers got all curious. I showed them how to wrap the Moby and the Rebozo. Then how to put on the Beco. Someone joked, "oh, that's just way too many straps for me to figure it out." But whatever. I think the print got more "woo" and "ahs". The 2 preggy mamas were so excited about the options out there!
Oh, then the older women (the grandma-aged) in the party chimed in on how the Rebozo was used "back in the day in Mexico" Turns out, they never tied it! Hmmmm...
It was a productive shower!