It’s international babywearing week!! YAY! (October 8-14).
So what is babywearing you ask? Baby wearing is using a carrier (soft carrier, sling and in many countries, a towel or long pieces of fabric), to carry your baby.
While babywearing is far from new, it’s been given a name to help people identify a choice in parenting. Women in many countries have been wearing their babies for decades and have reaped the benefits of doing so. Now with so much research in the world, and with so many cultures bringing their life experiences, babywearing is becoming a lot more popular here in the US.
There are loads of activities going on this week so checkout Babywearing International for more info and to find groups in your area. Today I went to an event hosted by Babywearers of Northern New Jersey. I missed the fashion show but still got to see many of the carriers that moms were sporting. AND I entered a raffle.
Look what I won!!
I’ve been wanting an Ergo since my little one started school but they’re kind of expensive and I think this Britax soft structured carrier may do the trick for our walks to and from day care. The event was great and I met some wonderful moms. It’s always nice to be surrounded by like minded-people.
Do you wear your baby? What’s your favorite type of carrier?
This post is an introduction for the week. Look for more posts this week about babywearing, my reasons for doing so and other thoughts and activities from the week.
Wear your baby…it’s a great experience😃!