Last summer when I was hitting the middle of my pregnancy, we attended a squadron picnic where one of the wives was wearing their toddler in what I think was an Anglepack LX. I asked her about it and she promptly turned me onto the world of babywearing. She suggested The Babywearer as a place to get started.
Holy cow! What was all this!? I was hooked!
It started with a Moby, black, from Craigslist.com that I got from another mama who couldn’t use it because of severe back problems. I wrapped my pregnant belly up, and put the cat in to test it out. The cat was happy, and if the cat liked it how could a baby not?
|The first week home, helping mama on the laptop|
And she did, she loved it…but I didn’t. I wanted to be able to just pop her in and out when I went shopping, I didn’t want to have to wrap myself up every time I wanted to wear her (little did I know I would come to love wrapping later on).
The Moby left our house, the same way it entered. Looking back I hope that it opened the babywearing door for that mama too.
At the same time we got the Moby we also bought an Ergo. To this day both Gary and I love this carrier. This is what kept us babywearing. The ease of use, and the ability to wear her from birth to 40lbs were the selling points. When the fussy evening time rolled around we could strap her in and dance, walk, sway, bounce, and lull her to sleep. She could hear my heartbeat and I could feel her breath on my chest. This is the way it should be.
|Gary with 1 week old Arabella|
|3 week old Arabella|