Why wear your baby?

 Wearing a baby is convenient.
 Wearing a baby promotes physical development.
 Baby-wearing is healthy for you!
 Baby-wearing helps you and your baby to communicate with each other.
Slings are a bonding tool.
Baby-wearing are a safe place for a child to be.
Baby-wearing is economical.
You can nurse your baby while wearing them!

Finding a carrier that is right for you
There are many types of baby carriers. These include adjustable slings with rings (these come padded or unpadded), pouch slings that are not adjustable, asian-style carriers, and wraps that simply tie on.

Here are some differences:
Sling: A sling is a wide piece of fabric that is worn sash-style across mom’s torso, over one of mom’s shoulders. Baby simply sits or lies inside the fabric swath in a variety of positions. Slings are incredibly comfortable for the mother to wear and allow baby to rest in his most natural positions, making slings a great place for baby to sleep. If you are a breastfeeding mother, slings make it very convenient to feed while you are out and about. Baby and mom are already in a comfortable feeding position, and both have total privacy when feeding.

Carriers: The most basic carrier consists of two straps that go around mom’s shoulder and a fabric seat that holds baby facing either inward or outward, depending on baby’s age and mom’s preference. The adjustable straps that go around your shoulders, and sometimes around your waist, help to distribute baby’s weight to make carrying more comfortable.

Here are a few examples:
Asian / Mei Carrier / Soft Carrier

Ring Sling, Pouch, Wrap

I wish I had worn my 5 year old when he was a baby but as a 1st time mom and very uneducated about babywearing he was mostly held in my arms or put in the stroller. Then when our 2nd baby was born I picked up a Hotsling and feel in love with babywearing ever since! I have worn our 3rd baby and will definitely will wear our 4th baby! Here are a few pictures of me babywearing!

I hope this post was helpful and you will give babywearing a try – it’s a wonderful experience!


  1. I’ve always worn my babes == in fact I could not make it through my day NOT wearing them. 🙂

  2. I wore my first in a carrier for 9 months until we bought a stroller during the summer. The carrier never fit me properly, being 5’2″ and 120 pounds (Wow, that sounds huge to me, a metric user, and got too hot in summer. Because of this I never tried carrying my second as she was due in may, plus my mother bought me a VERY fancy pram!
    This time round the pram is up in the attic and the slings are on the wishlist. I also found carrying baby helps you get back into shape much faster!

  3. i am going to register for one! i am due in april and i think that this is such a great idea:)
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    From Cristin To Mommy

  4. I had a baby bjorn when my son was born and I don’t think it was very comfortable for either of us – but I got a Mei Tai carrier when my daughter was born and loved it!

  5. I used to love wearing my babies but since I had twins it was hard to balance, heck it is still hard to balance.

  6. I love my mei tai and ERGOBaby carriers!

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  8. I’m a new follower! Found you on the Follow Me Back Tuesday blog hop! Have a great day!


  9. Jane Metcalfe says:

    After watching my mom throw her back out and become almost bedridden for months after my youngest brother was born, I knew that hauling around a “baby carrier”, car seat, or a loose baby around wasn’t how I wanted to parent. When I was introduced to babywearing by some hippie friends of mine, I was so excited! There are so many great options out there, and it’s such a wonderful way to include your youngest children in your daily activities.

  10. I love this. I love babywearing. If any of your readers are interested, they should look up babywearing groups on FB – with certified babywearing educators leading them. I belong to a big one in So Cal and it has been a lifesaver for me to be able to wear the baby and calm her. Now it’s just so convenient not having to bring a stroller.

  11. we love baby wearing! our fave is the ergo!

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