November 12-18 is International Babywearing Week! Over at Adventures in Babywearing, Steph has lots of wonderful information about babywearing. She has a give away from Nonny & Boo, all I have to do is post a picture (or tell a story) of babywearing. That is all you have to do to so go and check it out!!!
So here is my contribution. Unfortunately, I have few recent ones ... this is my little Sam all cozied up -- he loved the sling when he was little and now likes to ride in the Ergo Carrier on my back!
My mom made me a sling that I liked (not loved, sorry mom). Actaully the sling was great but the material that I bought was not great. I have since bought an Ergo Carrier and like it quite well. It has it's flaws but in general it is quite versitile for both myself and Dan! When I just went to their web page I was glad to see that they have expanded their organics line (I had only one choice two years ago)!
I have used an aluminum framed backpack - my oldest daughter loved it and as she was a peanut that loved to run, it worked great! But I have to say that my back just could not handle my bigger babies in it! I would love to try some sort of wrap -- I have used just a piece of material that has some stretch and tied it up and it worked quite well.
I have to say there have been days when babywearing has been wonderful! It gives me free hands to cook dinner and a lot of the time it can provide a nap for a cranky baby! It works for us! Honestly, I am going to hold my baby next to me, just as long as I possibly can!!!!