I pondered this this morning as I was washing dishes, getting a stew ready in crockpot and making breakfast for the kids simultaneously…
How do people get things done without babywearing?
I can’t imagine being a parent and not having my hands free.
I wear Willa while I clean, while I cook, while I sew, while I tend to the other kids.
When we are out, Willa goes from the car seat straight into the carrier and I have my hands and eyes for the tasks at hand and the other kids. She is warm and content and is able to see everything I do… People talk to her and not down at her and she is part of the outing at all times…When she is playing and she gets tired, I can just scoop her up, put her in the sling or on my back and she asleep within a minute or two…
Besides Breastfeeding… A good carrier is the ultimate parenting tool…
I wonder this ALL THE TIME, too. Every time I see someone grappling with a bucket carseat in a store, I think, “why???” My baby is so much happier in a baby carrier, and I am even becoming a master at getting her in/out w/out waking her up.
Those are lovely shots of your kids being worn! Sometimes strollers make more work and inconvenience for us than being an aid…
oh I’m with you! I’ll tell you a silly story of how I came to baby wear…my first daughter was wee, and I set in one of those bouncy seats so I could do the dishes, she fussed and fussed, so I stood balanced at the sink, on one foot, using the other foot to bounce the seat and keep her from fussing….it was RIDICULOUS! I could hardly do the job and my baby was suffering so I decided there must be a better way to do this. Shortly there after, I went to a “La Leche” meeting and the wonderful girls there showed me how to wear my baby and VOILA my years of baby wearing began. There is nothing like it. It is so so not worth getting the chores done whilst listening to a baby be sad and needy when the chores can be done whilst listening to a sweet baby snore on me.
Am I counting 6 different carriers? Lucky mama!
I often wonder this too, why parents choose to make things more difficult by carrying that bucket seat or juggling a baby with a toddler, or chasing down their walking child in the shops. Babywearing makes life simpler, something I think most parents are in need of!
LOL… I can completely see doing that… 🙂
I have about double that or maybe a bit more… not as extensive as some peoples stashes, but most of them were acquired years ago when I used to sell them and are very useful now that I give workshops… It is great to have a selection but I definitely have my favourites!