Babywearing

November 4, 2009

I’ve been babywearing Binary Boy since he was born. I first started with a sling, used it for about a week and decided that I didn’t really like it. Then I switched to a Mei Tai and used that for a while, but felt it wasn’t supportive enough for my back.

After doing some research and reading some blogs, I got an ERGObaby Carrier. And that is all I’ve ever used since. I am hooked! I still use it on a daily basis and especially enjoy shopping while babywearing Binary Boy. It keeps him close and I never have to worry about him if I have to leave the cart for a minute.

Ms. Babywearer herself, Stephanie, over at Adventures in Babywearing, asked for favorite babywearing photos. I only have a few, unfortunately. I will have to remedy that! However, choosing from the few that I have, here are my favorites:

I’ve removed the photos themselves, but here are the details:

  • Babywearing at the Texas State Capitol Building in Austin – March 27, 2009 – Binary Boy is 5 months old
  • Babywearing while sporting shades, June 1, 2009 – Binary Boy is just over 7 months old
  • Babywearing at Whole Foods, October 11, 2009 – Binary Boy is about two weeks away from his 1st birthday.

She has been featuring the winners of the Sakura Bloom Triathlon contest and it’s been fascinating to read about others who practice babywearing! Go take a look. Even if you’re not into babywearing, Stephanie’s writing and photos are captivating.

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Adventures In Babywearing November 5, 2009 at 7:08 am

Oh my gosh you could be a MODEL! These are gorgeous photos like in a magazine. Love it! I just bought a new Ergo- definitely a great carrier to have!

Steph

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katelin November 5, 2009 at 7:07 pm

aw he is just so cute and i can’t believe binary boy is already one! oh how time flies!
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Rebecca (Ramblings by Reba) November 8, 2009 at 5:39 pm

I’m with Steph about the model thing and Katelin about the can’t-believe-he’s-one thing. Actually, I had been thinking about you and thinking he was probably about one (but how can that be?) but still not REALLY believing it. :)

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Cyndi November 9, 2009 at 10:13 pm

I admire your babywearing – it’s the right thing to do! Those months/years are such fleeting times … enjoy the closeness and bonding. My son is 14 and I so remember the closeness we had. I still try to sneak in some hugs and close touch but it’s not quite so easy when they are teens. They want it, but they don’t admit it! You have a beautiful family.

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Marcela November 12, 2009 at 8:23 am

Great photos! You are beautiful and baby is adorable, want to squeeze him! I love the Ergo too! Beautiful family!

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angel November 20, 2009 at 5:34 am

I have to agree with the comments above that the photos are beautiful, really well taken. You have a nice looking family.

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Cloth Diapers December 12, 2009 at 7:29 pm

Aw! Cute pics. I have been wearing my little one in a variety of carriers since she was born. I actually took her hiking in a wrap carrier when she was jujst two weeks old. I felt better soon after she was born (not a fun pregnancy!) and it was awesome to be able to get out and about with my hands free. Now, she is 14 months old and I still love carrying her. It is easier to use my mei tai than it is to drag a stroller in and out of the car (mine is a custom creation with a lot of padding, similar to the padding on an Ergo).

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Cesar Ramirez January 13, 2010 at 1:41 am

Awesome photos! Congrats to you and Kevin. I always knew he’d have a great girl lift him up. He was so depressed in college.
.-= Cesar Ramirez’s last blog ..cesarinramirez: Affiliate marketing is huge right now! I’m looking for 2 maybe 3 people who are open minded & desire partime work. Let’s talk. =-.

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John Douglas October 31, 2011 at 8:49 pm

As a photographer here in Lansing, it’s my job to capture images that tell a story and I can tell you one of the most powerful images you can capture is a portrait of a mother with her child. Thanks for writing.
John Douglas
Photographer
Lansing, Michigan

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