Oh, sweet babies …
Life is calm when we’re wrapped tight together.
I see your sweet smile.
I hear your tiny breathes.
I feel your warm self.
For so long you were bundled inside of me.
It only seems right to be bundled together now.
You’re close to my heart.
Right where you belong.
Babywearing has been such a blessing to me as a mama. Not only does it allow me to stay close to my little ones, it allows me two hands to switch the laundry, fix dinner, and busy myself with other chores. It’s pretty much priceless.
Over the last two years I’ve dabbled with wraps, slings, and structured carriers. For different activities I have different favorites, and therefore, have become quite the babywearing collector. For the tiny days I adore my Baby K’Tan. The crazy crawling and toddler era brings out my Maya Wrap. Dominic is a fan of our Ergo, and I’ve been experimenting with all the options of our Inya Wrap. Yep, babywearing is a part of our daily routine.
And, just to show how essential babywearing is, here’s my latest parenting mishap …
Last week I found myself at the grocery store with Max and no wrap (darn my postpartum forgetfulness). It made for a difficult shopping trip to say the least. Poor Max wanted to be snuggled and I needed two hands to maneuver around. I ended up carrying him in the football hold, pushing a too full cart, and thanking the Lord that Jemma had stayed at home with her Mimi. From now on, double checking that I have a wrap before leaving home is just as essential as grabbing diapers!
So … what’s your favorite babywearing product and why? Seeing that I’m a collector, I’m always game to try something new :)