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Are you into babywearing?

Amelia88Amelia88
posted 1 year 4 months ago
Baby wearing is something that really seems to have taken off here where I live! When my little one was born we had a sollybaby wrap - they're nice and lightweight and let you remain close to your baby but still have your hands free for chores!

We then graduated from that to a Tula carrier and we really like that too. It's comfortable for me to wear but it can only be used in a inward front carry or a backpack carry. I wish it had a forward facing option like the ergo 360 since my little one likes looking out.


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BarbieDollBarbieDoll
posted 1 year 4 months ago
I would have been into it, and had a carrier, but always felt weird and awkward about it, as no one around here does that. My husband too was excited to use it, but also felt odd once the time came, as it seemed we realized we were the only people wanting to. I think it is a great idea and also helps you loose the baby weight! But I guess people must feel silly or something.

Akiram13Akiram13
posted 1 year 4 months ago
I only use baby wear if I go out and will need my hands. Otherwise I let my baby move around in her crib/my bed. My bed is not on a stand and lays on the floor so I am not all that worried as well as my home is pretty simple and baby safe. I use them only when needed also I have a bad back and I avoid carrying anything. Smile

darkchilddarkchild
posted 1 year 4 months ago
I would love to get one for my next baby but I used a pouch instead while nursing my first child. The disadvantage of this for me is that it caused so much back pain. It got so bad my backside started flattening up and my husband discouraged me from using it again.

But I think I will be into babywearing just occasionally; we African's have another way of carrying our children around while performing chores. We place them on the back and use a wrapper to hold them in place. It is comfortable for both mother and child.

tina122321tina122321
posted 1 year 4 months ago
I wanted to baby wear but I was young and didn't know how and didn't know who to ask or where to get a decent one. The one we had didn't work well. If we have another one I now know of many stores and mothering groups that help with this sort of thing and would be able to buy a good one. It would be more important this time as well since I have older kids to keep up with.

Amelia88Amelia88
posted 1 year 4 months ago

tina122321 said:
I wanted to baby wear but I was young and didn't know how and didn't know who to ask or where to get a decent one. The one we had didn't work well. If we have another one I now know of many stores and mothering groups that help with this sort of thing and would be able to buy a good one. It would be more important this time as well since I have older kids to keep up with.
I was nervous too - especially when my daughter was super young and fragile - but it's easier as they get a little older and more "sturdy" for lack of a better word! My daughter really enjoyed being in the carrier but now that she's a little over one she's really wanting to exercise more independence and tries to walk everywhere until she gets tired!

kaka135kaka135
posted 1 year 3 months ago
I really love babywearing, and I think it's really comfortable.

I didn't like to use strollers as I found it quite troublesome, so I always just carried my babies. I only found out about baby sling before my second child was born, so I started to use the baby sling for my second child. I have been carrying her until she was over one year old and didn't want to stay inside the sling anymore, but I still carried her with hands always.

I found it's helpful to wear the baby at home or outside, and even when I was breastfeeding. As the baby stayed inside the sling comfortably, and I could still do my housework and also accompanied my elder son. I also think it's safe to carry the baby in the sling, especially when I always brought my two children to the park - I carried the baby in the sling, and held my elder son's hand and walked to the park.

We can always find many information about how to use a baby sling online, and there are video tutorials to teach us how to use as well. The babywearing concept is still quite new in my country, though more and more young mothers are using it now, some still found it interesting when they saw me using the sling or some advised me to use stroller instead. I just go for what I think comfortable and fit for my children and I.

Amelia88Amelia88
posted 1 year 3 months ago

kaka135 said:
I really love babywearing, and I think it's really comfortable.

I didn't like to use strollers as I found it quite troublesome, so I always just carried my babies. I only found out about baby sling before my second child was born, so I started to use the baby sling for my second child. I have been carrying her until she was over one year old and didn't want to stay inside the sling anymore, but I still carried her with hands always.

I found it's helpful to wear the baby at home or outside, and even when I was breastfeeding. As the baby stayed inside the sling comfortably, and I could still do my housework and also accompanied my elder son. I also think it's safe to carry the baby in the sling, especially when I always brought my two children to the park - I carried the baby in the sling, and held my elder son's hand and walked to the park.

We can always find many information about how to use a baby sling online, and there are video tutorials to teach us how to use as well. The babywearing concept is still quite new in my country, though more and more young mothers are using it now, some still found it interesting when they saw me using the sling or some advised me to use stroller instead. I just go for what I think comfortable and fit for my children and I.
Yes! It's so much easier to get jobs and chores done when your hands are still free! That's been one of the biggest benefits to me about babywearing. I still have my little one close to me, but I can still make sure the house is clean, or cook dinner, and things like that. So much easier!

kaka135kaka135
posted 1 year 2 weeks ago
My third baby was just born last month, and I already started to use baby sling when he was about two week old. As I am waking up a lot during the night and I am feeling sleepy almost the whole day. Babywearing my baby makes sure he won't fall off from my hands if I am too sleepy.

jisoojisoo
posted 9 months 3 weeks ago
I think it is more convenient than having a stroller. I don't have to move around access ramps or find elevators when going to shopping malls. I move about "normally" and that is a breeze especially during grocery day. Besides, you get extra fat burning workout too.

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