Monday, August 27, 2012

On Why I Love Babywearing

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While at the zoo recently with my little crew, I saw many mamas, and papas, carrying around wee little babes. Sure, they had strollers with them, but their babes were in their arms - not in the strollers. I was hands free, able to navigate myself through the crowds of people, sans stroller, and enjoy the zoo with my two older children while the littlest of the three was snuggled safely and comfortably against my chest. Yes, I have been to the zoo before and pushed a stroller or pulled a wagon behind me, but I have to admit, this way was far more ideal!  
 
It got me to thinking about why I do this. Why I wrap a wonderfully, comfy, piece of cloth around me and snuggle my baby inside. Why I endure the stares and whispers while also enjoying the questions from mamas wanting to know more and obtain a wonderfully, comfy, piece of cloth for themselves.
 
So I came up with a list!
 
Here are my top 10 reasons why I babywear:
 
10.  Keeps me hands free
  9.  Allows my little one to feel safe and comfortable
  8.  Provides a wonderful bonding experience between me and my little babe
  7.   Keeping her close and being able to kiss her little head so easily
  6.   The constant snuggles
  5.   Peace of mind
  4.   Nursing on the go
  3.   Babies like to be held and I am providing a natural environment to be able to do so
        and tend to my other daily duties
  2.  It instantly calms a fussy baby
  1.   Watching her fall asleep and feeling her heart beating against mine
 
Do you babywear? Want to follow our babywearing journey through the lens of my iphone? Then follow me on instagram here. But beware - I post a lot of photos!
 
 

Linking up with Lydia
 
 

 
“When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, LORD, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”  ~ Psalm 94:18-19
 

 

6 comments:

  1. Hey Amy!

    I actually have been shopping around for fabric to make one myself. I'm having difficulty finding a fabric though with a good stretch. I already bought 5 yards of a cute fabric that is NOT going to work! Any suggestions on the fabric? Did you use 5 yards? I've read people use between 4-5 yards. 5 Yards seems like a lot to me. Thanks for the advice! :0)

    Cute pictures! My little ones have been waiting "patiently" to go to the zoo as our first field trip!

    -Mindy

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    1. I made a 'moby wrap' with 5-6 yards of jersey knit. Gives perfect stretch, no sewing needed and you'll end up cutting the fabric in half length wise, so you get two!!

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  2. Loved this post, Amy! Discovering baby wearing with my 2nd baby has made a world of difference in my life. I think especially for Mamas with lots of little ones, being hands-free is such a blessing!

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  3. I used to wear my babies when they were younger. It was the best way!! Now my youngest is 7 and the oldest is 17 - they still like a good cuddle.

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  4. I love all those snuggly baby photos! Baby wearing is such fun. :)

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  5. I saw your sweet comment on my blog tonight and thought I would pop by to visit yours--I'm so glad I did! This post caught my eye because I grew to love baby wearing with our firstborn, our sweet Emma, and now I am 14 weeks pregnant with our second and looking forward to doing this right from the beginning!

    I love your blog and am a new follower! Looking forward to reading more of your posts! :)

    Kim
    morrowsunshine.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete

I love hearing from my readers! Thanks for stopping by and saying "Hi"!

Monday, August 27, 2012

On Why I Love Babywearing

Photobucket
 
While at the zoo recently with my little crew, I saw many mamas, and papas, carrying around wee little babes. Sure, they had strollers with them, but their babes were in their arms - not in the strollers. I was hands free, able to navigate myself through the crowds of people, sans stroller, and enjoy the zoo with my two older children while the littlest of the three was snuggled safely and comfortably against my chest. Yes, I have been to the zoo before and pushed a stroller or pulled a wagon behind me, but I have to admit, this way was far more ideal!  
 
It got me to thinking about why I do this. Why I wrap a wonderfully, comfy, piece of cloth around me and snuggle my baby inside. Why I endure the stares and whispers while also enjoying the questions from mamas wanting to know more and obtain a wonderfully, comfy, piece of cloth for themselves.
 
So I came up with a list!
 
Here are my top 10 reasons why I babywear:
 
10.  Keeps me hands free
  9.  Allows my little one to feel safe and comfortable
  8.  Provides a wonderful bonding experience between me and my little babe
  7.   Keeping her close and being able to kiss her little head so easily
  6.   The constant snuggles
  5.   Peace of mind
  4.   Nursing on the go
  3.   Babies like to be held and I am providing a natural environment to be able to do so
        and tend to my other daily duties
  2.  It instantly calms a fussy baby
  1.   Watching her fall asleep and feeling her heart beating against mine
 
Do you babywear? Want to follow our babywearing journey through the lens of my iphone? Then follow me on instagram here. But beware - I post a lot of photos!
 
 

Linking up with Lydia
 
 

 
“When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, LORD, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”  ~ Psalm 94:18-19
 

 

6 comments:

  1. Hey Amy!

    I actually have been shopping around for fabric to make one myself. I'm having difficulty finding a fabric though with a good stretch. I already bought 5 yards of a cute fabric that is NOT going to work! Any suggestions on the fabric? Did you use 5 yards? I've read people use between 4-5 yards. 5 Yards seems like a lot to me. Thanks for the advice! :0)

    Cute pictures! My little ones have been waiting "patiently" to go to the zoo as our first field trip!

    -Mindy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I made a 'moby wrap' with 5-6 yards of jersey knit. Gives perfect stretch, no sewing needed and you'll end up cutting the fabric in half length wise, so you get two!!

      Delete
  2. Loved this post, Amy! Discovering baby wearing with my 2nd baby has made a world of difference in my life. I think especially for Mamas with lots of little ones, being hands-free is such a blessing!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I used to wear my babies when they were younger. It was the best way!! Now my youngest is 7 and the oldest is 17 - they still like a good cuddle.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love all those snuggly baby photos! Baby wearing is such fun. :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. I saw your sweet comment on my blog tonight and thought I would pop by to visit yours--I'm so glad I did! This post caught my eye because I grew to love baby wearing with our firstborn, our sweet Emma, and now I am 14 weeks pregnant with our second and looking forward to doing this right from the beginning!

    I love your blog and am a new follower! Looking forward to reading more of your posts! :)

    Kim
    morrowsunshine.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete

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