This week we asked: What does babywearing look like in your family?
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From Alicia: Bear-wearing! Alicia’s kids have enjoyed using their own doll carriers. Here they are each around 2 years old.
Double babywearing! Alicia wears both of her kids at a wedding. Sweets is 1 month old in an Ellaroo woven wrap. Munchkin is 3 years old in a Sachi Mei Tai.
Alicia blogs at Lactation Narration.
From Jessica: SUPERDAD– in so many ways.
Fiona says, “My husband and Alidia on her first vacation for a long weekend away to an all-inclusive resort at 6 weeks old. Having her in one of her carriers for most of the weekend meant we could still enjoy most of the usual fun activities we do at the resort, including going out for dinner and to the evening show every night as a family… which we are heading out to do in this photo.”
Laura of WaldenMommy: Life Behind the Red Front Door wears BigBrother (then 12 months) in a homemade sling at a wedding. He was so comfortable he feel asleep even amoung the music and noise of the reception.
From Lani: Both dad and mom have enjoyed the benefits of baby wearing! It has helped us to be closer not only physically but emotionally.
Lani blogs at BoobieTime.
From Jennifer: DC By Sling: It Is the Only Way.
Jennifer blogs at Our Muddy Boots.
From Lisa: Daddy getting in on the act : ).
From Claire: Babywearing times two! Peanut (3 years) wanted to ride on mama’s back during a grocery store trip since Twig (6 weeks) was riding on her front.
Claire blogs at The Adventures of Lactating Girl.
Kym says, “Taken when my son was 3 months. We were doing a fall portrait session and he had enough. I love that the photographer captured us snuggling, with him in my Slingling Pouch sling.”
“Taken this past fall, hiking in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. My two year old was happy as could be in the BabyHawk Mei Tai!”
Kym blogs at Our Crazy Corner of the World.
From Jennifer: Not just for mommy, but daddies and uncles too!
And when you show boys that men can be nurturing, boys learn to be as well!
Jennifer blogs at True Confessions of a Real Mommy.
From Amy: “Cheese!”
Papa Jaymz wearing his 21-month-old son Daniel while making lunch for
Daniel’s Momma Amy blogs at Anktangle.
Stephanie says, “My daughter Penelope about 2 weeks old – the very first time I wore her in a wrap. I was so happy and proud!”
From Lori M: Mommy and Me.
From Dara: Maris and Mommy on an early spring hike at our local nature preserve!
From Shannon: Babywearing makes meeting new people a safer prospect for very little ones. Great Grandma can take a peek, while baby is still close to momma.
Shannon blogs at Pineapples & Artichokes.
From Cynthia: Happy baby snuggling with Mommy in a mei tai.
Cynthia blogs at The Hippie Housewife.
Lauren says, “Sam snuggles newborn Alrik in the mei tai I made, on our walk back from the water taxi in Seattle.”
“Grandparents can babywear, too! Here Papa carries toddler Mikko in the ERGO on our hike through the Hoh Rainforest.”
Lauren blogs at Hobo Mama.
From Charise: Babywearing helped Baby to love exploring nature very early on.
Charise blogs at I Thought I Knew Mama.
Shannon at The Artful Mama practices babywearing with her son Little Man so she can accomplish all the tasks she needs to do when she parents alone. Here they are walking their dogs.
Shannon has also continued to wear her son through her current pregnancy. This photo is of the two of them while she is 7 months pregnant. Toddler-wearing has enabled Shannon to carry a sleeping Little Man and all of their packages upstairs in one shot – which has been a real energy and time saver.
Shannon blogs at The Artful Mama.
Merrilee says, “I’ve been wearing babies for 3.5 years. So this morning when the power went out it was a no-brainer to put my 6 day old chicks and ducklings (9 in total) in the ring sling and wear them for three hours. My kids got a total kick out of it, and my babies are still thriving.”
From Jorje: Jorje enjoys family walks around her neighborhood. Here she is, wearing newborn Spencer in a Moby and carrying big sister Sasha on her back.
Jorje blogs at Momma Jorje.com.
Rebekah says, “Circle of life; our oldest wearing his baby just as we used to wear him.”
Rebekah blogs at Liberated Family.
Tell us: What does babywearing look like in your family?
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