International Babywearing Week is October 8 – 14, and you *know* we love our babywearing around here! Mommy wore me at the Pumpkin Blaze on Saturday night, and I still frequently choose riding on her back over the stroller, given the choice.
In honor of the occasion, we have a multimedia extravaganza today: first a song (well, lyrics – you’ll have to sing along in your head), and then a quick video. Later in the week, I’ll be posting a head-to-head comparison of a Baby Bjorn and an Ergo.
Without further ado (and with many, many apologies to Sir-Mix-A-Lot), here is Baby on Back:
You other toddlers can’t deny
That when a mommy walks in with a sling on her waist
And a smile on her face
You jump up
‘Cause you notice that baby was tucked
Deep in the Moby she’s wearing
I’m hooked and I can’t stop staring
‘Cause I prefer not to walk
That stroller tried to tempt me
But that sling you got makes me so comfy
You say you gotta Girasol?
Well, use it, use it
‘Cause you ain’t that average mommy
To heck with bumpy rollin’
We got ring slings,
Got an O&A carrier thing
Sayin’ Bugaboos are the thing
Take the average toddler and ask him that
She gotta pack much wraps
Has your Mommy got the stash? (Heck yeah!)
Tell ’em to wear you! (Wear you!) Wear you! (Wear you!)
Wear you every day!
Baby on back!
Yeah, so now you know that Mommy and I are major dorks. But, wait! That’s not all for today! We also put together a cheesy little video for your enjoyment: