But you know, I think it is only a matter of time before babywearing becomes more mainstream.
--Even though Baby Bjorn would not be my fave carrier, I do see a lot of them everywhere I go. These people are still wearing their babies, right? And the BB is an improvement over the cheapo Snugglis and Fisher Price and those other front carriers.
--Celebs seem to be into it. I've seen photos of celebs with New Native, Maya, BB, and Moby Wrap. I think that the more celebs that are photographed in slings, slowly, the more people will see it as a normal thing and not some crazy hippie thing to do.
--There are more different types of carriers available online than even 2.5 years ago, when I was shopping for slings for my son. Or so it seems to me. Yes, the good ones are mostly online. But I think eventually a quality sling or two will hit the mass market in a bigger way. When I'd wear my Maya, KK fleece pouch, or Ergo, I'd get tons of questions about where to get one (esp. the latter two). I think the Ergo could be "the next Baby Bjorn", if it was available in the bigger stores.
I don't think strollers will ever be supplanted in this culture in a huge way, but it would be nice to see people getting to use more of the options out there.
edited for spelling. urgh!