We’re nearing the end of baby wearing week, so I thought now was a good time to write a post celebrating it. I’ve written about baby wearing before and how it opened up my world when I wasn’t able to drive. I’m still actively baby wearing – at least once a day Squirm is worn by Mr Pilot or myself. I’ve mastered the act of feeding in the ring sling and now I’m actively coveting at least one more ring sling, a soft structured carrier and at least one beautiful woven wrap.
In the last week I have baby worn to:
- stroll the streets of Maleny
- visit a bookshop
- have lunch with my mother and father for Dad’s birthday
- do the weekly shopping, including buying new sheets and pillows for our bedroom
- go to library rhyme time
- clean the kitchen
- go to Spotlight (still wasn’t going to wait in the fabric cutting line up!)
- go on a train
- shop in the city
- have lunch with Mr Pilot for his birthday
- have coffee with friends
- visit another library on our library tour
- visit another book shop
- go to my first Baby-wearing event!
The last one was probably the most exciting part of the week. I was a little (ok, a lot) geekishly overcome with happiness. Among the gorgeous wraps and carriers and slings, I felt like I belonged. These were people who knew how it felt to have a little face smooshed against you, sleeping the hours away. They understood that you become a bit (a lot) passionate about baby-wearing, and you want to share all the benefits with everyone. They know the benefits for ourselves – being close to our babies and being able to get out and enjoy life. I can’t wait until the next meet up, to get out and try a woven wrap or a carrier, to be able to have longer discussions without the wind being quite so loud. 🙂
Today and tomorrow, we’ll keep on baby wearing. We’re going to breakfast this morning, then to a fair this afternoon. Then out to a birthday picnic tomorrow. Squirm will be there – nestled close to us the whole time.