I am sharing about why I babywear, how babywearing saved my sanity when Coral was a baby and give away a $30 gift card to Hope Carried. Babywearing is a lifesaver!
Coral was a colicky baby. The majority of her baby stage was a blur. I was glad that I could help her to calm down, to cry less, to take a super short nap, and to be a bit happier by wearing her often and keeping her close.
Babywearing was also essential for me as a deaf mom.
It kept my hands free to communicate. I could feel if Coral was cranky, hungry, hot, etc without having to check on her often. If she napped in the car seat with a blanket covering it, I couldn’t see her. It was easy for her to get my attention when baby wearing by tapping on me.
I have to admit that I don’t know how other moms can handle lugging a heavy car seat with their baby in it everywhere. I dragged her car seat around with her in it the first few weeks after she was born. After that, never again! It was so heavy and I was sweating. Other moms had to be stronger than me for doing that much longer than just a couple of weeks. Babywearing was so easy because I don’t need to remove her car seat from the car, drag to the stores and figure out where to set her car seat in the shopping cart. I don’t have to push a shopping cart and a stroller at the same time if I chose to take a stroller along. I could just pull out the baby carrier from my purse and put Coral in it.
I breastfed Coral in public under the baby carrier. I hiked while she took a nap on my chest. When she had a broken leg and couldn’t walk, I carried her on my back. When she was clingy at home and I needed to do stuff, I wore her. I even wore her when I needed to pee in a public restroom!