Sorry, I've been kinda AWOL these past few weeks. Between rodeo season and just the chaos of have three small children, I've kinda slacked.
Today I want to talk a bit about baby wearing. I did not wear my oldest and only wore Hudson (the middle child) a little bit. But with the new baby it's a different story. I don't go anywhere without my sling or my wrap. Having a toddler and an infant requires the use of both hands at all times.
I have a few reasons that I baby wear but the biggest one is convenience. I know that a lot of people equate baby wearing with attachment parenting or "crunchy" moms, but that's not always the case. I would not really classify myself as either. I like the closeness of having the baby right there against me, but, like I said, I also very much like how easy it makes my life.
Where I live, baby wearing is not a common practice and it does elicit some stares and questions when I'm out in public. I live in a small town and am starting to get recognized just for wearing Royce. So, to answer some questions, I thought I would do a couple of videos to go over some basics of baby wearing.
Right now, I use a pouch sling and a stretchy wrap, both of which I made myself. These are very, very simple projects. I used a tutorial that I googled two years ago for the sling. You guys can just search it on Google or Pinterest to find a similar tutorial. The stretchy wrap is literally just five yards of jersey cut in half down the length.
So, without further ado, enjoy these short little videos. I hope the cute baby makes up for the no make-up, messy haired, yoga pantsed mama. :)
How To Wear a DIY Pouch Sling
How To Wear a DIY Stretchy Wrap-Front Carry
I highly encourage you to do more research and read, read, read about baby wearing if you are at all interested. And safety first! If you use the carriers, please ensure that your sweet baby's face is not covered and that they can breathe properly at all times.Pin It Now!