When we discover physiological babywearing , whether in a sling or in a baby carrier, we are happy to explain the benefits of carrying your child and all the technical part that goes with it. The words "physiological position", "hip dysplasia" or "volt" were quickly integrated into my vocabulary. But what we are not told is that our daily life with a carried baby will be different from that of non-carrier parents. Here is a top 5 everyday situations where carrying my baby has made my life so much easier!
1 - Cleaning up with baby
Yes, when I became a mother, I didn't expect that. My house looked like a construction site, the laundry was not washed, toys littered the ground, turning it into minefields. No way to put baby glue down, who only slept in 15-minute increments, and who kept asking for contact . The wrap allowed me not to be overwhelmed with household chores. Worse, baby fell asleep easily rocked by my movements . This is where the babywearing dos became essential for me as well as for dad!
2 - Cooking
In order not to eat just cans or pasta, we had to find a solution. The babywearing wrap , then the baby carriers have emerged as miracle solutions. Baby was even fascinated to watch me cut, chop and cook our meals. The nickname "ratatouille" ended up being given to him, because he led me in the kitchen ... pulling my hair like in the cartoon, absolutely!
3 - Going to a restaurant with a baby carried
The dreaded ordeal of all parents! What if baby cries and accusing looks fall on us ?! Most of the time, it is also difficult to find a high chair. No way to put baby down, especially when you don't have a stroller! When my son was a baby, the solution that quickly emerged in the restaurant was carrying a sling . When he was awake he was on my knees, then I would put him in a sling to be able to breastfeed him and he would fall asleep close to me during the meal. Yes, a few times he got a little food on his head, that's right!
4 - Outings in the city
I admit I laughed a lot when I saw parents with their strollers in the metro! Once the baby was well installed in babywearing , public transport turned out to be much simpler. We then get into the habit of attracting glances with your baby carried who babbles. Another good point is that when babywearing people are less intrusive with your child.
5 - Breastfeed everywhere
For nursing mothers, the wrap is an undeniable asset . It is possible to breastfeed the baby very quickly and in several positions. The wrap or the sling also make it possible to hide the breast when the eyes are a little insistent. Breastfeed while walking? Yes it's possible ! Wear her child very quickly becomes a second nature . But carrying baby is also forging very strong bonds with him by really sharing all his daily life . Once certain prejudices have been overcome, babywearing has saved my day many times!