I have been carrying my baby since birth, in a sling then in a baby carrier, but it took me 12 months to test the babywearing dorsal . The time needed for me to have enough confidence, no doubt. It's crazy how you can make a mountain of certain techniques or practices ... It's crazy how you can then say to yourself: "But why didn't I do it before ?!". You do not dare yet? One thing is certain, there is no point in forcing yourself, but if you are like me, then a parent's testimony can give you a different idea of things. Today and because not a week goes by without carrying my son on my back, I said to myself that I absolutely had to tell my experience, just to convince you to adopt this carrying mode ... when you feel the urge!
Whether with a wrap or a baby carrier , you must first express the desire to carry your child on your back . Do you want baby to have a good view of the landscape during walks? Or have your hands free for your occupations? You still have to wait until baby holds her head and her legs and hips part naturally . Besides the physiological aspect , you must also feel ready yourself as a parent. Carrying your baby prone, having him "within reach of kisses" is such a tender practice that one may be reluctant to want to change or at least to alternate. I am writing this because it is also what prevented me for a long time from devoting myself to back carrying, in addition to the ease of installing it in the front. For my part, the click took place a few days after having acquired my baby carrier HoodieCarrier . The installation is already a joy in ventral mode, I challenged myself: what if I carried it on my back? I started by read the instructions in the manual , but above all it is the Youtube tutorials that m 'made it possible to pass the course. And you know what ? Although he hardly took a nap in the morning, he fell asleep within minutes of being cradled on his back. For the first installation, I saw a sign there. A sign of fatigue of course ... but also a sign of encouragement: "Too comfortable, the back-carrying mum! Will you wear me like that more often?"
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The baby carrier was already a very good companion, but I must admit, the back mode makes it the real ally of my weekends . "It's really what is great about babywearing , in a baby carrier or in a sling, is that it is impossible to get bored." Come on this time I wear you in the front! " , "Hop, let's take off, I'll put you on the back!" Yes, for sure, the back carry is a facet that it would be a shame to neglect or to leave aside, for fear. After being conquered by back mode, I initiated the daddy for their weekly walks in the park. In the HoodieCarrier of course ! The baby's weight is completely balanced and even seems lighter than before (backpack effect)! Our son is then very calm, he smiles, enjoys, and I feel as invested in a new role: that of talking about the small pleasures of carrying the backpack and why not… convince you!