Mommy and Daddy and I have been going on adventures almost since I was born – and yet we didn’t start using my stroller until about 3 months ago. I rode along on Mommy’s chest for my first subway ride, to New Hope, to the Botanical Gardens, the zoo, and to the beach. I’ve also been to rehearsals at Mommy’s school and helped paint the sets from the comfort of my Moby wrap.
My babywearing obsession started last fall, with the Moby wrap. I had colic and acid reflux and it hurt my tummy to lay down. All I really wanted was to snuggle safe and warm in Mommy’s arms all day. Mommy got a black wrap for her shower and we loved it so much that she ordered a lavender one, too! Way back when I was teeny tiny (or tiniER, at least), the wrap was more comfy for me than the stroller – and it was WAY more convenient. No need to try to steer a big, heavy stroller over bumpy terrain, or navigate it through tight spaces in small shops – and I was happy in there; I could look out when I wanted to, or cuddle in and take a nap when I got tired.
As I got bigger and the weather got warmer, Mommy and I started looking at gauze wraps – we were used to wrapping with the Moby, but needed a bit more support and a lighter material. We found the Bali Breeze from Wrapsody (formerly Gypsy Mama), and, later, a GORGEOUS purple wrap from BabyEtte.
Nowadays? Our favorite, go-to sling is the Sakura Bloom Essential Silk. It’s easy to get in and out of, versatile, and easy to dress up or down. We just leave it in the car and grab it whenever we need to; who wants to set up the whole stroller just to run into Barnes & Noble for storytime?
We also are using our Babyhawk Mei Tai more and more – we’ve finally gotten the hang of back carries AND I’m getting bigger, so it’s more comfortable. We look forward to using it through my toddler years.
Our next step is to, hopefully, venture into the world of soft structured carriers – Daddy would *love* to try a carrier that he doesn’t have to tie, and Mommy has heard amazing things about the comfort and ease of the Ergo – anyone want to send us one?
P. S. It’s raining today, so Harmony and I are postponing our toddler zoo trip adventure until next week – Tuesday, October 12, for anyone who’d like to meet up!