Momma to K ('01), E ('03) and A ('07)
Proud Gestational Surrogate to N (15/01/15)
Maybe that's what some of the staring is? I hope?
Catherine, mama to Preschooler Girl 9/08, and Toddler Boy 3/11
I find myself staring at other babywearers, wondering what carrier they're wearing and where they got it. Maybe you're attracting attention from folks like me!
When dd was a newborn, I was nursing her in a ringsling at Sears. One of the salesman actually pulled back the material so he could see "what" was in there. Talk about no personal boundaries!! He actually just thought she was sleeping bc her eyes were closed and my shirt covered up any stray body parts. I always thought that was funny bc no one knew what I was really doing.
Now that she's older (2 1/2), I do get some looks while wearing her, but it doesn't bother me too much, bc I know I'm doing what's right for both of us. I say "Let 'em look!!"
Danielle, bf'ing, cd'ing, bw'ing, ap'ing, SAHM to DD Avery (12-1-04) DS Linus (10-31-07) and DD Nilah (9-17-11)
always and forever remembering (6-9-10)
ds 2 1/2 gets to ride sometimes and when that happend i GET A LOT OF STARES guess its cuz hes older. OH WELL
Like a pp mentioned, I stare at other baby wearing mamas because I want to figure out what carrier they're using!
Mama to Avalon 1/07 , Austin 1/10 in between and Avery 12/11
Canadian mama to A (C/S May 2004) and R (induced VBAC Dec 2007) expecting #3 in July. Currently obsessing over permaculture, photography and beekeeping.
but yeah I get looks but nothing bad, I think they are like what is that? how can she be holding her baby AND holding hands with two little kids?
Though the other day at wal-mart (yes evil walmart ) DS was SCREAMING while we were in line and I adjusted my sling so I could latch him on to nurse and once he was calm the very young cashier said oh don't you just love those things? and I'm like baby carriers or boobs She said oh the sling.
I always get started at 100% the time when i go out with the kids. I live in a town where all you see is moms with their kids in those insanly priced strollers (bugaboo, stokke, peg) and me with my kids in slings LOL. Quite a contrast, and i also get the whispered comments of "why isnt that kid walking""that is ridiculous""why wouldnt you just use a stroller" all that good stuff. We have a local baby shop that all the moms in the area shop at that is all high end stuff. I go in their often with my kids in carriers hoping to maybe rub off on some of them. LOL the owner of the store actually approached me a few weeks ago when i went in their with the kids asking all sorts of quesitons about where to get them and how much they cost and stuff. So i am HOPING that she starts to carry some (right now she only has the moby and the bjorn). She wants me to bring all my carriers with me sometime to show her how they work and all the different kinds (she doesnt know what she is asking i have over 50 carriers LOL) so maybe that will be the push she needs.
I do however get more comments of having 4 girls all of whom are drop dead beautiful so say complete strangers.
I live in a major city which is supposedly quite "progressive" I am AMAZED at how many people are fascinated by baby wearing.
I guess i hang with my certain "crowd"- okay so not really, i am actually quite anti social but i AM surrounded by ap people at work and such.
i kinda figured "everyone was doing it" ha ha
I think it awesome that so many people seem interested in figuring out what i am doing! it is great when i am wearing baby in a wrap, holding my 4.5 years old's hand, walking a dog and crossing a busy city street to see all the people in cars (even the people you would not expect ) smiliing at me , giving me a thumbs up etc....
i get tons of questions while checking out in line, no matter where i am, whole foods, target , farmers market etc.... i try to use it as an opportunity to educate b/c to me it really is the best! my life is so much easier this way and i KNOW the new baby absolutely loves it ....cuz he told me so
I was at Bed Bath & Beyond a month or so ago (ds was almost 3 months old) and had him in a hotsling. I made a return and the manager said how cool the sling was. I told him we like it, but my mom has an issue that we don't put him in a stroller. He said "Why in the world would he want to be in a stroller? Look at him, he has everything he needs right next to him."