Babywearing is a serious life saver, most baby wearers know that. There are too many emotional and physiological benefits to mention here, and I’ve already written a long winded post on ‘The Top Ten Reasons to Wear Your Baby or Child‘. Here are a few of the funny reasons to wear your baby that not too many people mention.
1. Beat the Post-Partum Wardrobe Challenge
The pregnancy/birth/post partum weight yoyo game is a pain in the butt. Simple solution: Wear your baby! Wearing your baby on the front covers your boobs (just in case your bras don’t fit right), it covers your post-partum jelly-belly and it hides the puke stained-stretched out necked shirt you’re wearing. If you have a wrap on, then almost your entire top is covered! Say, “YESSSSS!!!! Thank you babywearing!”
2. Food Catcher
Every new mother needs to eat! When you wear your baby, you can be sure that some of your food will land on the top of your baby’s head. (be careful if you’re eating something hot!). They won’t even notice, and you can save the crumbs later for a snack.
3. Hog Your Baby, Annoy Your Friends and Family
Everyone wants a cuddle with the new baby, but some new mothers are reluctant to play ‘pass the parcel’ with their new little bundle of joy. You don’t want granny’s red lipstick on your baby’s cheek and you don’t want little cousin Sally with a chesty cough to get too close. If you’re wearing your baby, you can just explain that’s it too difficult to get them out of the carrier, and bonus if our baby is sleeping, then you don’t even need an excuse! After all, we never want to wake a sleeping baby, right?
4. Become the Queen of Public Displays of Affection
Just in case you’ve ever felt shy about public displays of affection, like holding hands, rubbing backs, or kissing… well, now is your chance to get over it! You may just find yourself kissing the top of a head, caressing little toes, and even… yes… nibbling little earlobes! I swear! If those cute little body parts are in reach, you might now be able to keep your hands off!
5. Take Incredibly Cute Selfies and Smear Them All Over Social Media
Seriously, what do you have to look forward to in a few years, or even when you’re old and gray? You’ll want to look at selfies of you toting around your tiny little babe, duh! You can posts your selfies on facebook, instagram and other social media and make people want to wear their babies too. Baby wearing is catching, don’t you know?
If you really want to buy a baby carrier now, there are so many awesome options.
For a comprehensive list of different types of carrier, check out my friend’s blog post here.
For purchasing wraps in the US, I recommend Wrap Your Baby
If you are reading this and have any other advice for new mothers or those who are just getting into baby-wearing, please feel free to post in the comments section!
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