Monday, November 10, 2008

International Babywearing Week November 12-18

To celebrate International Babywearing Week, Stephanie from Adventures in Babywearing is having a contest where everyone posts their favorite babywearing photos. Check it out if you want to enter the contest. Link up your post in the Mr. Linky below and you will be entered to win a Pop Nest Sling or a Sparrow Hatchling Sling from Nonny & Boo! These aren't my favorite baywearing photos, but due to a computer issue, they are the only ones on my computer.

Just a word on babywearing: It makes life so much easier. Babies can't do anything for themselves when they are first born. They get bored, they want to be with you. You still need to get things done. So don't fight it, wear your baby. Some people will tell you that if you wear your baby all the time they will walk late or that they are manipulating you. This is so untrue! My son was walking holding onto things at 7 months. He was running at 10 months. I wore him a lot. I hiked up a mountain in the desert in Egypt, I visited the Pyramids, I made many international plane trips with him in it. I didn't use a stroller until he was 18 months old and we came to Seoul. The carrier was easier. It is one of the essential pieces of baby gear. It keeps baby comfortable, promotes bonding and gives you freedom.

Ian in the Baby Bjorn meeting President Mubarak of Egypt:

Ian meeting a women's college tour:

Ian, resting at Luxor:

Here is a link to an older post that reviews my favorite carriers, the Beco and the Ergo. The Bjorn was my first carrier, but it is not as attractive or comfortable as the other two. Save your money for something better and skip the Bjorn! There are tons of options out there.


Andrea said...

I have never heard a good thing about the bjourns but lots of people buy them. I love babywearing and the Beco is awesome. Cute photos. Thanks for sharing.

Mandy said...

Great pictures!

Farrah said...

I love that last photo especially. There is not much better than cuddling a sleeping baby! :) COngrats on expecting your next baby! I have a 3month old and babywearing is even more fun this time around.

Mama Seoul said...

I had a ring sling and the Bjorn when he was first born and I could never get the ring sling properly positioned and the Bjorn was a pain to put on so I mostly just carried him in my arms until my Beco and Ergo came when he was almost 5 months old, but from that point on, I wore him a lot. Now, I will know what I am doing from the beginning so I am really looking forward to it, especially in that newborn stage where they don't want much else!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

These are great babywearing photos!