Does anybody else out there want to pull their hair out whilst their toddler tornadoes the house? Child locks on cupboards keep getting unlocked and forgotten?
My solution? BABYWEAR! I have been wearing my kids ever since I can remember getting our first Boba 2G years ago! We have had many carriers throughout the parenthood journey, and trust me, there is a carrier for you!
I have recently become a stay-at-home dad and the bond it has created between my youngest Hanna and me is truly remarkable. She has recently learned how to open doors and wouldn’t ya know it, she goes right to our carrier! It hangs far enough down so she can pull it off if she works at it. I have to catch her beforehand or she’s strapped to me for the next hour at least!
Fine by this guy! For the most part I front wear H for the ease of strapping her in myself. When I am doing lunches, sweeping and mopping though, I back wear. Not only is it a great extra workout, she gets a fun snack and snuggles. And the dancing and mirror peek- a-boos?? Can’t beat a workday filled with that kind of joy.
Babywearing truly opens up a different more creative alternative to traditional pens and such. Granted we also have an indoor/outdoor playpen for Hanna as well.
Having another little girl on the way means babywearing for two! I can’t wait to have both my littlest girls strapped to me together. Luckiest man alive or what? Talk about a constant hug! I just got goosebumps! As I said in the beginning, I have had a Boba carrier and I swear by them for the last 6+ years. It is the same carrier from the get-go and it is still in perfect condition. No stretching, no fading, nothing but the incredible memories of the bonds made and love shared!
Some safety tips for using your baby carrier
My carrier of choice is Boba. Not because my wife was a Brand Ambassador for a few years, or for any other reason other than the fact that it is, for me, a perfect fit! Any reputable baby store will have no issues with you trying out multiple carriers with your baby to ensure both rider and parent are comfy.
Don’t try this alone unless you are totally comfortable doing it.
I have back worn my kids for years and have yet to strap them in on my back alone. Front carrying is easy peasy but that took tons of practice as well.
Youtube and google are your friends here. If you’re having issues or just need to see the process like I need to do, there are tons of self-help videos out there for you.
If a baby’s sagging, you’re too loose!
Baby should be in a sitting position with their legs looking like an M or a “froggy position”.
Don’t forget that you need to be as comfortable and safe as the baby! If something doesn’t feel right or look right, it most likely isn’t right!
Babywearing is one of my favourite ways to bond with my kids and once you find the carrier that is for you, you are off to a whole new world of hands-free baby bonding!