October 8-14, 2012 is International Babywearing Week. I’m happy to say we are a babywearing family, though not as often I would like.
I think the neck pain I had right after Munchkin was a deterrent in the beginning, as was the fact that I had no idea what I was doing! I have two moby wraps but I have a hard time with them. I haven’t used them too much (read: none.) My friend Joyce did come and show me how to use it. Munchkin did not like it and cried when I put her in it. I haven’t tried since. I should but there’s just way to much fabric for me. I’m sure I’ll get around to trying it again at some point.
Joyce also let me borrow her Mei Tai carrier. I like this one a lot more because it’s so much easier to use. Munchkin didn’t mind being in while asleep but when she was awake she would cry the entire time. I’ll be trying this one again once she’s a little bigger.
The Man likes to just carry her and that works for us. I did want her to get used to a carrier since I knew we had an airplane ride in our near future and I wanted to be able to use a carrier for the trip. Munchkin will be on my lap for the nonstop flight from Seattle to Boston. I knew a carrier would make life easier while walking through the airport.
So we bought an Ergo. I had been wanting this carrier but put off buying it cause it is expensive. This has been a good investment and she doesn’t mind riding in it, even with the infant insert. I know it’s going to make walking around the airport easier. She even falls asleep in it which is great. I love wearing this carrier because I don’t feel like I’m carrying munchkin at all. It’s super comfortable and is one of the best baby items we’ve purchased.
I don’t have a ring sling and I really want one (yes, that’s hint.) I feel like the ring sling would be great for around house while the Ergo is great for out and about. I love having her close and still having my hands free.
Do/Did/Will you wear your baby?
What carrier did/do you prefer?