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Five Funny Reasons Why Every New Mother Should Wear Her Baby

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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!”

Hmmm... what should I wear to the market today... oh, I'll wear my baby!

Hmmm… what should I wear to the market today… oh, I’ll wear my baby!

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.

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Buddha baby watching

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?

They're mine, hands off!

Unless they ASK for a cuddle, hands off, please!

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!

Mwahhhh!!!

Mwahhhh!!!

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?

Do you know the skill level required for taking these sorts of selfies!  You will get there, I promise!

Do you know the skill level required for taking these sorts of selfies! You will get there, I promise!

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

For purchasing wraps in Australia, I recommend,  Woven Wraps Australia or Wrap ‘Em

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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Scrummy babies are the best!

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More impressive tandem wearing shots to plaster over social media!

An impressive tandem wearing shot while wearing my pajamas, to plaster all over over social media!

Wakame salad on the cheek!  No problem.

Wakame salad on the cheek! No problem.

 

9 Responses »

  1. Hahahaha! Loved your reason! I just never learned to love baby wearing 🙁 I loved carrying my kids everywhere, the carriers, the stroller and even the walkers were hardly used! I’d carry them everywhere we went. I have to admit, selfies look cuter when you’re wearing your baby 🙂
    Now following you on FB 🙂

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    • Baby ‘carrying’ is fun too! I’m too spoiled by baby wearing though, whenever I get caught carrying I think, “oh, I have eight million carriers, I need my hands free now!”. See you Facey 🙂

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  2. I totally used the carrier as an excuse for family members to not hold my little one. He would get so overwhelmed and I would just keep him in the wrap or Ergo and it would all be good. It annoyed them, but my baby was happy 🙂

    And the PDA…yes! I’m always kissing my son’s head when he’s in the Ergo. Or fake sneezing to make him laugh.

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  3. totally agree! such a cute post, right on point

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  4. Babywearing in the UK makes so much sense, my babies keep me warm on these freezing winter days! And I don’t ever have to worry if they’re getting cold in some distant pram as they’re snuggled next to me.

    When I wore my first I didn’t see so many other people doing it and so many people stopped me and commented on it 99% positively! (one uninvited person came up to me and said I was damaging him by squashing him). Now I see so many people doing it is almost mainstream which makes me so happy for all those families.

    I really think it helps language development too. People always commented how amazing my sons language was from early on, I think when wearing you chat to them constantly and when you go out people talk to them in shops etc as they are up at head height rather than ignored low down in a pushchair and you can’t really hear them to have a conversation.

    Now my question have you got a guide to tandem wrapping like in your photo!? That looks great! I have been wrapping the baby and just piggy backing the pre-schooler which means no hands free, I’d love to tandem wrap!

    Thanks for another great post. x

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    • Oh yes, you’ve got your own little heat pack! All of those reasons you mentioned are all too true! As for the tandem wearing, you can do it several ways. I’ve got mine tied in a tibetan ruck sack, that’s all you have to do, and just stick the little one in the cross straps on the front. Or, what might be better, if you know the older one will be ‘in and out’ more than the little one, is to get some sort of soft structured carrier for the big kid and use a short wrap for the front. That way you don’t have to unwrap the whole lot if only one wants out 🙂

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      • Brilliant! Thanks so much for the tip am gonna give it a try! Then I’ll have hands free for a brolly as I don’t think there’s a coat for that!? (maybe that’s my next project..?)

  5. haha that’s so funny! man you seem to have a plethora of wraps sista! i’m wondering how many you reckon one will need….? & yeah, those front-back wraps look slightly complicated so i wanna learn – tibetan rucksack – would you just youtube it? i still gotta go visit Bethany & pick up my fabric! will I just make ring slings with that? i can’t wait! awwwwwww!!!!!

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