There are lots of things I have been thinking about since becoming pregnant with Bubba V, but often my mind turns to things that I think we have done well in raising Princess through her first four years and things that I would like to do differently this time around. I assume it’s completely normal and what many second, third or fourth time mumma’s do. Lately my thoughts have centered around baby wearing, which I didn’t do much of with Princess. Did you do it with your bubs?
I specifically remember one day, when Princess may have been three or so months old, all she wanted to do was be held, and if she wasn’t being held she refused to nap and would cry with gusto. I recall it being a warmish day, I can even remember what I was wearing, my navy blue polka dot dress! I just knew that I needed to hang out many loads of washing, obviously being a warm day they would dry quickly and with rain expected for the rest of the week there was no choice.
It was at that moment I recalled having a Baby Bjorn hidden away in the cupboard. I quickly read the instructions, strapped it on, placed Princess in it and almost immediately she calmed and within minutes nodded off. I hung out three loads of washing that day, plus dusted the house, tidy up and prepare dinner, all the while, Princess remained content, snoozing away, head resting nicely against my chest.
I should’ve known then the benefits of baby wearing, and we did do it again quite a few times after this particular event. This time around though. I feel more compelled to do it with Bubba V from the beginning. Because we plan on going camping not long after Bubba V is born too, I’d love to not use a pram during this time, rather carry. Not only will it give us a close bond but will allow me to often continue on with my daily tasks. I have read many forums, stalked many twitter conversations and visited many websites in search of what I can use this time around. Truth be told at the moment I have my heart set on a Hugabub, but would love to hear any other suggestions?
So, apart from suggestions of what to purchase, I’d love to hear about your experiences of baby wearing, good and bad.