Friday, June 15, 2007

Photo Tag: Babywearing

Happy Jack's Mommy has started a photo tag for our Friday.

She wants us to share our favorite babywearing photo! Now I have to say, I barely have any babywearing pics yet, as I'm only 8 weeks into it. ;) I hope to get more, and I'll try to get one today of the type I like best, my wrap.
(I share this pic because I am actually in it! I'm wearing Brennan in my Hotsling here)

Until then, I want to join in on the tag and share what I do have. After all, it's not the carrier that makes it, but the baby inside, right? ;)
(Here I am wearing Brennan in my wrap, which we both love!)

I'm only experienced with my Hotsling and Wrap so far, and out of those two, I prefer the wrap. So does Brennan. And my dh. (he wears him as much as I do!)

How did I get hooked? Well, my biggest influence was my first baby being a colicky one. If I had worn him, I think things would've been much better. On top of that, having a 3 year old around with a newborn made me realize I had to have some way to keep the baby safe, despite good intentions of his big brother. ;) From various sites and reading (like Mothering Magazine), I was drawn to babywearing.

Out of all the blogs I read, I happily say that Stephanie has been my biggest influence. She always posts so positively about babywearing, and it's left a great impression! Not to mention I learn so many things on the subject from her blog.

Brennan isn't fully able to hold his head up yet, so I have yet to try different wearing positions. I look forward to wearing him facing out. Hopefully he'll like it!

That's it for me. Happy Babywearing, and Happy Friday!

8 comments:

Stacey said...

I've been using this to run Ace in somewhere if I don't feel like getting the stroller out. I like it, in theory, but it straight up KILLS my shoulder. Yeah, it says it can hold babies up to 35 pounds, but DANG. I feel like I'm not wearing it right. Can you recommend anything else?

Sharon said...

Oh I've seen those!
Honestly, everyone I know w/ a M oby wrap seems to love them and think they're super comfy. They can used in many different positions, too. I've seen even 3 year olds in them.

Another thing would be the Mei Tei. I don't have one, but again, I've heard REALLY good things about them. However, they're nearly $100. The wrap you can usually get for $40ish.

That's a complaint I have about the hotsling, too. Wearing it the way it should be places the baby on one area, and it stresses that area w/ too much weight. Some of the other carriers balance it out more, and that's what I find to be true w/ the wrap.

Steph has great advice on this stuff. I linked to her blog in the post. I'd do it here, but I don't know how to link in comments! lol Search her site, too. She shows a ton of different carriers w/ benefits of each one.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh, I'm impressed that you are doing so well this early on!!! I love your slings! Good choices!

Steph

Whitney said...

Great pictures! I love my moby wrap too! It's great... It makes like so much easier. I didn't get started with babywearing seriously until my lil punk was about 6 months. I wish I would have started earlier. Thanks so much for participating in my photo tag! Look for another soon!

Lori- Fairytales & Margaritas said...

I wish I'd tried a Moby when mine were smaller. Way to go figuring wrapping out so quickly. As the babe gets older you may like the sling more. I LOVE my Hotslings.

Tracey said...

I am a sling girl, but I can see how it might hurt your shoulder or back after a while.

Kim said...

I'm loving my wrap, too...especially now that Sophie is bigger (and heavier!), it distributes her weight so much more evenly and makes wearing her so much more enjoyable. I love the picture of Brennan's little head sticking out of the wrap...so cute :)

Stacey said...

Um, because I'm kinda stupid, I just put the pad UNDER the strap to cushion the strap's contact with my shoulder and it feels much better now. Indeed, I wasn't wearing it right...