E-Mail 'Babywearing: More Than the Logical Choice' To A Friend Email a copy of 'Babywearing: More Than the Logical Choice' to a friend * Required Field Your Name: * Your E-Mail: * Your Remark: Friend's Name: * Separate multiple entries with a comma. Maximum 5 entries. Friend's E-Mail: * Separate multiple entries with a comma. Maximum 5 entries. Image Verification: * Loading ... 16 Responses to Babywearing: More Than the Logical Choice Maman A Droit MamanADroit March 28, 2011 at 1:03 pm As much as I love babywearing my son (who’s my first kid), I think it’d be even more helpful when you have more than 1. When I see a mom at the park with a newborn in a stroller alone by the picnic tables while mom pushes an older sibling on swings & such, I just want to run over and give them a baby carrier! Seems so much more convenient and way way safer. I wonder why more people don’t use baby carriers?? Kristen crunchymamato2 March 28, 2011 at 9:09 pm I feel exactly the same way! Almost like if they only knew how much easier it could be they’d love babywearing as much as I do. I love when new moms of two ask me about my carrier; I’m sure I give them more info than they ever wanted! I also feel that it would be very hard for me to feel like I was meeting both of my kids needs if one was parked over in a stroller and the other on a swing or etc. I’d feel pulled in two directions. I love babywearing my son so we can all be together. Shannon March 28, 2011 at 5:55 pm This is a great post Kristen! Babywearing made things so much easier when Moira was an infant, and I’m sure it will be a life saver when we eventually have two. Kristy ThNaturalParent March 28, 2011 at 6:01 pm A back injury led to daddy baby wearing in my house too, much to my surprise he now enjoys ‘the cuddle’ and I am often refused when I offer to take over. We have a carrier just for the car, it seems excessive but we put the cost of carriers above the cost of our pram and I don’t regret that choice. Kristen crunchymamato2 March 28, 2011 at 9:11 pm My husband loves wearing my son now too. Whenever we all go out he usually is the one to wear Preston, partly because I still have lingering back issues but I also think he really loves the snuggle time too. Charise@I Thought I Knew Mama ithoughtiknewma March 28, 2011 at 6:46 pm Great post! I love keeping my baby close. When Jac had acid reflux as an infant, babywearing was especially helpful because I was easily able to keep him upright for a half hour after he nursed, which greatly helped his digestion. Kristen crunchymamato2 March 28, 2011 at 9:14 pm Having my son upright after nursing really helped us here as well. He had mild reflux, which we later discovered it was due to multiple food sensitivities. Melissa VibrantWanderer March 28, 2011 at 7:30 pm Well said 🙂 Babywearing was a huge part of the maintenance of my sanity, even as a mama of one (and of course a wonderful tool for keeping my girl close, too), so I can only imagine how much it will come in handy if we add another child to the mix! I have become an addict and now have five different carriers :/ Lindsey @ MamaCumLaude March 28, 2011 at 10:50 pm I’m with you on every count! Boy, how it becomes necessary to wear the baby on my back in order to cook dinner some nights . . . . Momma Jorje March 28, 2011 at 11:57 pm I totally understand the intimidation of first trying a sling, any sling! And sometimes different slings work better for different kids, or maybe it is the mom… I liked my ring sling 12 years ago, but now I prefer my Mei Tai. Nice article about your sweet family and the many benefits of baby wearing! Jenn mbjunction March 29, 2011 at 5:13 pm I totally love babywearing. As a working mom, I need to make every minute home with my son count, and wearing him has allowed us to be close while I go about doing things that need to get done around the house. The only time we ever use the stroller anymore is if we need a “shopping cart” when we go out. Our bags go in the stroller, my son goes on my husband or me. Kristen crunchymamato2 April 1, 2011 at 9:47 pm We haven’t used our stroller at all with my son yet, but I’m thinking it will come in handy as soon as the farmers markets start up! Jessica @ clothdiaperingmama clothmamajess March 29, 2011 at 5:20 pm Love the pics and I agree with every point you made. Wonderful write up!!! Whenever I’m out and see another baby-wearing mama I always give her a smile…so here’s to you!! 🙂 Kristen March 29, 2011 at 11:11 pm Great article, Kristen! I never got the hang of my Moby (or how to keep it from getting soaked in puddles when putting it on outside), but Liam spends a lot of time in the Ergo. You were smart to buy a more neutral one than I did so that Daddy would feel comfortable using it too. Kristen crunchymamato2 April 1, 2011 at 9:45 pm My secret to not having the Moby get wet was to put it on before we left the house. I have a friend who could tie it while holding the length between her knees, but I felt like it was easier to just try and remember to put it on before heading out. You need another Ergo 😉 melissa aka equidae April 2, 2011 at 10:27 am without the sling i dont know what id do. i weared my first born but my second is worn everyday lots of times 🙂 and yes with an energetic toddler i wonder how ppl can use a stroller….