I think kangaroos are definitely onto something!
Aside from the Baby Bjorn, baby wearing was a completely new concept to me before having a child. I thought when I had a baby that I’d be able to lay him down on the floor with a toy and then go about my day as I always had.
Much to my surprise my little man did not seem to enjoy time alone. I needed to find a way to cook dinner, run a vacuum from time to time, grocery shop, AND hold my baby at the same time. I thought this was going to be impossible.
A little search online and I came across an endless supply of websites with so many different types of baby carriers. Ring Sling, wraps, Mei Tei, Ergo, Didymos, Moby, Pouches…the list went on and on.
It did take a little while to decode all the names and I figured out that the same carrier could have more then one name. First we started out trying a Ring Sling and it worked, but it seemed like it would work better for us when our son was little older. So then we moved onto a Wrap.
Bingo! We finally had a happy baby, full tummies, and a semi-clean home!
Most carriers are great because they have at least two different ways to wear your baby. The Wrap has many more then two. It took a while to figure out how to wrap it around my baby and myself just right, but once I did it was a lifesaver. He felt safe and secure and he was close to mommy, and I was happy because he wasn’t crying as much and I could actually have two hands to get things done!
They even make water carriers so you can swim and even shower with two hands! Oh the little things like a shower everyday can be a lifesaver. With our 2nd baby due in February and my little 1 1/2yr old running around, I know my baby carriers are going to be a true blessing and they might actually keep my sanity in-tact on some days.