I saw a woman at Target today who had a newborn in her arms, what looked like a 3 year old and what looked like an 18 month old. I wanted to run to my car, get my sling and give it to her!!!! She didn't seem to be having too much trouble but she was carrying the baby around the store in arms. I spent the rest of the time there wondering if there was a tactful way to approach her. Had her 3 year old not been giving her problems about what toy he wanted to buy, I might have struck up a conversation.
I love wearing my sling at quick places, like going into the bank, etc. I used to hate carrying the bucket, but now I *H*A*T*E* carrying the bucket. KWIM??
I don't even carry it inside anymore; since my daughter was brand new I was taking her out of it to bring her inside the house.
I also have a travel system and have used it exactly twice with the new baby. Once at the mall and once when I went to make copies at Staples. Both were mistakes and I learned quickly that a sling is easier. The only thing I miss is being able to put my cup in the stroller and also being able to shove bags into the bottom of it. Maybe we can invent a sling with a cup holder?? lol!!!
So I usually have a sling inside the car, and one in the house that I use when I take ds to the bus stop. I have a Maya that I keep in the car, then the other is an ultimate baby wrap. I'm about to either purchase or attempt to make a pouch so I can use it in the house. The UBW is nice but after not too long it loosens and sags (with me anyway). Plus I'd like something I don't have to adjust at all; something I can just throw on.
I just wish more people were doing it! I agree, the more we wear them, the more people will wear them. People ask me all the time about my sling.
My sister has a baby 10 days younger than mine; I want to get her a sling so bad! I don't know if she really wants one though. When we were at the mall not too long ago I put her son into mine to see how he'd like it and he did fine. Not sure if she's ready to convert yet though
I have to admit as wonderful as it would be to walk beside my sister, both of us wearing slinged babies; I'd feel kinda dorky heheh!!!