I had a baby a few weeks ago. (thank you. thank you.) And by now all of our visitors have left and my little family is trying to get into a routine. This routine includes walking my older child to school every morning, taking the dog on walks, and then walking to pick up my child from school again. Lots of walking you see. Which is great for getting Mama back into shape, but not so easy to push a stroller with a fussy newborn in it and hold onto a dog leash at the same time.
When all your visitors leave and your husband goes back to work you find yourself doing a whole lot of, well, nothing. Just holding a baby that doesn’t seem to want to be put down. (You can’t spoil them at this age. You can’t spoil them at this age.) My house hasn’t been cleaned in weeks and I’m starting to lose my mind. This new routine is hard.
So in comes: Babywearing.
Wraps, Slings, Mei Teis, Buckle Carriers…there is quite a few different types of babywearing devices. It’s perfect for bonding, calms baby, and helps you get stuff done. I had a few of them on my baby registry. Around day ten I decided to try out a sling, but did not find it comfortable at all. I switched to the Wrap, and I also recieved a buckle carrier that I use pretty much every day. Babywearing is an art form. And I’m still learning the craft.