Monday, November 10, 2008

Wear Your Baby!

In honor of November 12-18 officially being International Babywearing Week, I have decided to post a few of my favorite photos of babywearing in action.

Uncle David with tiny Jacob in Aunt Lori's sling. (Mama loved it so much, she went out and bought her own with "Happy new baby!" money.)

Tante Ilse with Jacob in the sling.

Close-up of what he's doing in there - haha!

At the park with Jacob in the Ergo (love it!), moments before he fell asleep.

Mama's view of sleeping Jacob in the Ergo.

Jacob kangaroo-style in the Ergo with Oma.

There's nothing hotter than Daddy wearing your sleeping I right, ladies?

Lily holds Marisol while Marisol holds Eowyn in her Baby Bjorn. (I got that FOR FREE for her on Freecycle - sweet!)(Sorry your head is not in the picture, Marisol!)

Aunt Lori with cousin Jeffrey in her Baby Bjorn (and Lily running the other way).

Jacob in the ring sling from Brit that matches the quilt she made him. (Thanks, Brit!)

Wait - that's not Jacob! That's LILY in the original ring sling from Brit. How similar my two sweeties look, minus the hair!

I know I definitely wear Jacob much more than I did Lily...not only is he cuddly and enjoys being held more than she did, but with Lily on the go now, I need my hands free and can't be holding Jacob all the time (who is very disappointed).

What pictures or fond memories do YOU have of babywearing? I'd love to hear about it!

[ A shout-out goes to Stephanie over at Adventures in Babywearing for mentioning this special week and for promoting a fantastic giveaway from Nonny and Boo (who have a sling named after Steph's new baby Ivy - awww). ]


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Bethany Erber said...

Hey girl..

So- I didn't think I was a fan of baby carriers (not that I have personally tried one) but after reading your entry, I went to the national babywearing website and looked that the list of benefits.. they really helped win me over.. which one is your favorite?!?

Lauren said...

Found you on the Mr. Linky for the Adventures in Babywearing post. LOVE your photos! Esp # 2 - and I love your polka dot RS!!!!


Madeline said...

Aww! I love that your whole family gets into babywearing. That's fabulous.

Steph said...

Great pics! IT's wonderful when the whole family gets into it!

Katie said...

I love the darling newborn picture of Jacob relaxing in his sling with his finger in his mouth.

Anonymous said...

You've convinced me! I think I'm going to go for the Ergo. Looks nice and secure and would be a bonus if my little guy could sleep in there too. Thanks for the info!

Stephanie Wilson she/her @babysteph said...

You are adorable! So fun to see all that babywearing going on!


Anonymous said...

Aww I just love all the picture! Beautiful carriers.

Melissa said...

Love that sleeping-in-the-carrier shot! Great pictures.

Stephanie Wilson she/her @babysteph said...

Love seeing this again! :)