Tuesday, October 05, 2010


So, i started just like a lot of people do.....with a Baby Bjorn. I carried Alistair in that thing ALL THE TIME and it took me quite a while to figure out that what I was doing had a name! Babywearing! I just liked to have him close to me and have my hands free to do things. I began to learn more and I now have several different carriers. (I still use the Bjorn from time to time, but I'm partial to my ring sling for Ronan right now). I am SURE that Alistair benefitted from it A LOT and now, so is Ronan!

I love wearing my children! I believe it has helped us bond, helped facilitate breastfeeding, it has helped them feel more secure and has contributed to their social, emotional and cognitive development. (may I add here: both of boys have preferred to be worn than sat in a bucket seat or laid on the floor staring at the ceiling......wouldn't you?)

I could keep going and get into the long, wordy story of my journey to babywearing, but I will spare you that. (most of you who know me personally, know I can get wordy!) What I DO want to say here is this:

Amidst all the baby carrier recalls, there has been a lot of debate over babywearing being safe. I'm here to tell you it is perfectly safe. Human mothers have been doing it since there were humans and there is a great organization with a great mission. The Baby Carrier Industry Alliance. Click here for their website. You can click here to learn more about their position and mission. And here for their Facebook fan page.

And while you're at it, click on over and visit Steph at Adventures in Babywearing!

Wearing Alistair at the Virginia Beach Memory Walk
(3 weeks old)

Noah wears Alistair, too! (5 months old)

Alistair on a hike in PA in the mei tai (7 months old)

Wearing Alistair while cleaning the yard (9 months old)

Alistair in the mei tai.
"Celebration in the Oaks" @ New Orleans City Park
(15 months old)

Alistair hiking ALL over Lake Lure, NC in the mei tai!
(2 years old!)

Close enough to kiss!
Ronan in the wrap @ 2 months

Ronan asleep in the ring sling
(3 months old)


  1. Enjoy wearing them!! They grow up too fast! Thanks for stopping by our Table!
    ~Kristin and Chris Ann

  2. So fun- great pics!! And I love their names!! :)



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