Friday, September 25, 2009

PS-It's babywearing week!

I totally spaced and forgot that this week has been International Babywearing Week. Yeah...I'm such a slacker. I did a whole week of posts when it was International Breastfeeding Week. I guess because I don't wear Bug as often any more (he is so independent and prefers to walk) that I haven't been as dedicated to the babywearing community.

HOWEVER...I did want to just put in a little plug about how great it is to wear your baby. It makes life so much easier. Babies (and toddlers, usually) love to be close to mommy. Close enough to kiss. And I think mommies love to have their little ones close, too. It was also a pleasure for me to wear Bug in a sling or a wrap (my favorite carriers for a young baby). I loved to pat his little butt and smell his sweet head. And then, once Bug was older, I loved carrying him in a Mei Tai. It is so sweet when he falls asleep while tied onto me. Honestly, I opted to get a convertible car seat rather than an infant car seat, so I wouldn't even be tempted to carry Bug around in the seat.

If you are interested in babywearing, I would recommend WearYourBaby.com. It is my favorite website for all your babywearing needs. It has information on all different types of carriers, how to make your own carriers, how to use your carriers, and much more! Go check it out, and wear your babies close enough to kiss!

4 comments:

Rachel Sue said...

Thanks for the website. When I had my last baby, I really wanted a sling, but could never seem to find the right one. Next baby, I'll head over there. . .

mimihalley said...

I think kissing Jill is one of my favorite things ever. That and smelling her hair/head. Like, I put my lips on her forehead to kiss her and just breathe in deeply of her scent. You know what I mean? Anyway. It is wonderful to be close to your baby. :)

Katie said...

I love wearyourbaby.com. It is one of the best online resources for babywearing.

David, Sara and Natalie said...

Fun site! I need to blog more, but I don't know if anyone reads it. . . Good call on the car seat. We would bring it in to church with us, but then hold her the whole time anyway, so the car seat was just taking up space.
~Sara