Babywearing has been an incredible tool for me as a parent as well as a birth worker. We started wearing our baby when she was a week old… and we were still wearing her when she was 3.5! I also love wearing babies as a postpartum doula – it’s such a great tool for comforting, bonding, daily activities, travel, and everything in between! I absolutely love it when families ask me for help to wear their babies, and they love it too! The benefits (for everyone) are endless!
We love our local babywearing chapter, Babywearing Twin Cities. We have met so many amazing friends through meetings, tried and checked out different carriers, gotten tips and help for wearing our daughter, and learned so much from this group! I’m so happy we have such an incredible resource in our area! Their purpose is “building the bond between babies and caregivers through baby carrier education and support.”
This year marks the 10th year of International Babywearing Week and the theme is “Babywearing Has…” so I thought I would highlight some of the amazing things that babywearing has done for our family over the years! Here are some of my favorite photos!
What has babywearing done for you? Here’s some of what it’s done for us…
… let us hike together as a family. In state parks, nature centers, and on vacation in places like Canada, Colorado, and the North Shore.
… kept us calm during sickness and doctor visits.
… helped us exercise our civic duty!
… taught our child to love live music.
… accompanied us on road trips, through airports, and to landmarks.
… let us enjoy activities like farmers markets, running errands, and taking walks together!
… provided endless snuggles and fun!
… made our daily lives, activities, and experiences even better.
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