This post about the Freeloader Child Carrier contains information provided by US Family Guide. I’ll be reviewing this carrier soon and will share my personal opinions with you then!
Where are my baby-wearing moms and dads? My hand is raised high, but my babies aren’t so much babies any more, so wearing them hasn’t happened as much as I’d like. Now that the twins are two, they’re bigger and less interested in being worn. But to be honest, sometimes it would make life so much easier to be able to wear them.
This post, Top Five Reasons to Use a Baby Carrier, and the associated gift certificate giveaway are a partnership with Nakturnal. All opinions and advice are my own.
I’ve said it a few times, but using a baby carrier has really changed our lives as twin parents. We’ve tried several different ones and each baby and parent has a favorite.
[Review Disclaimer] Today’s post is provided courtesy of the Wrapy Baby Carrier.
As a baby wearing family, we’ve run through many different types of baby carriers, all working differently for each of our kids, our adventures, and our budgets. I’m really not tied to one particular type or brand, though I will say that those with straps and buckles seem to help me feel safer when I’m also chasing the older two around. The Wrapy Baby Carrier is one of the carriers that we’ve given a try.
This list of Gift Ideas for Newborn Twins is my attempt at sharing things that my family has found beneficial in the first year of the girls’ lives. By no means am I an expert, and there are probably a ton of other awesome things twins parents could use – if so, I’d love to hear about them, too! (This post contains affiliate links.)
(This post is a continuation of the story I started yesterday about Babywearing.)
Fast forward to my pregnancy with E. I started to take a more laid-back approach to motherhood (ok, it’s probably the whole 2nd baby thing), and realized I could try to rock the baby wearing look. When I ordered my free (pay shipping) Udder Cover, I soon got an offer for a free Seven Sling. It involved sizing (which I measure all the time and according to their site have correct). Sizing scared me. What if I gained more weight than I expected? What if I suddenly lost weight post-baby? What if my ladies ballooned in cup size? So many ifs, so I bought size insurance. Evan arrived, and after he was a few weeks old, I decided to put him in the sling and walk around the house with him. I was comfortable, but he wasn’t exactly “close enough to kiss”. After about 5 minutes, he would get really upset. Now I see realize that the sling was pretty uncomfortable for him–I compare it to low thread count sheets. Basically, he didn’t like being held in a sling position by a carrier that I wouldn’t think twice about wearing as a piece of clothing.
Years ago, I never pictured I would be excited about be considered a “Baby Wearer”. Never. To me, I thought people who wore their babies were some “elite” society of women who truly had this mommy thing down. They were a style of mom that I didn’t think I could be. Seriously, whether it is a mother in Ethiopia, Africa, or here in the US, I think that baby wearing moms are adorable and strong. (Check out this great article/gallery from Growing Your Baby!)
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