Posts Tagged ‘Babywearing’

Everyday Babywearing Challenge – Day 9

July 21, 2014

Today was the final day of the #onlyneedone challenge. The short cross carry with ring finish served us well again today. The cashier at the restaurant we ate lunch at asked about my wrap because she’s expecting. There was a line, so I gave her a short answer, then later went back and gave her information about the “Everyday Babywearing” group on Facebook. What’s funny is that when she first saw me and asked, I had the wrap on without the baby. Hubby had carried him in from the car. She still knew what it was.

This challenge showed my that even though it’s not the nicest wrap, a simple DIY wrap of medium length can serve well for most situations. I wasn’t home much so didn’t get to practice back carries much, but I know they’re doable. The wrap I used for the challenge cost me about $20 in materials, plus an optional ring for about $5. It took a couple of hours labor to measure, wash, iron, cut and hem it. The real woven wraps that are made specifically for carrying babies are smoother and prettier, but also cost at least four times as much, but one simple one can get the job done.

When the DIY version will function well enough, do you still seek out the nicer professional version?

Everyday Babywearing Challenge – Day 8

July 20, 2014

Today I saw another woman wearing her baby in a wrap. I was wearing Baby C in a short cross carry with a ring finish. We exchanged smiles from across the waiting area. Iwas in line so couldn’t go talk to her. Later I was in a public restroom changing his diaper and a woman from Africa struck up a conversation with me about how women in her country wear their babies, but on their backs. She thought the front carry looked interesting and comfortable as well. I left the restroom smiling so much that Hubby was curious of the reason.

Are there any topics that you will approach and talk to strangers about?