Know the Benefits of Babywearing?
“My sister just got a thing like that at her baby shower, and was super mad about it.” The receptionist at the doctor’s office said to me, referring to my baby carrier.
“She was mad that someone would spend so much money on something she thought would only be used once or twice.”
I nod, knowing how I felt about babywearing back when I had my first baby. I was expecting her to scoff at me for having such a thing, as is usually the case when someone notices I am wearing the baby.
“But look at you. You have a baby and a toddler out at the same time, at the doctor’s office. I bet you take it shopping too! Your baby always looks so happy and you are able to keep your hands free for everything else. I need to tell her these things! I am so glad I saw you here today.”
Phew. Someone who was happy about babywearing! I told her all about the benefits of babywearing and how babywearing has made my life with a baby and three other kids easier.
She was so excited to tell her sister everything she had learned!
The Awesome Benefits of Babywearing
Why is it that babywearing is so misunderstood? I mean, women (and men!) have been wearing their babies for centuries, perhaps for even thousands of years, so that they can get stuff done. [Read more…]