How did you get started with Babywearing?
I researched Babywearing while we were trying to conceive our first kiddo. I bought a Moby, a seven sling, and a beco Gemini, I thought it would be easy! I was wrong. The Moby took me hours to wrap and was so hot I wanted someone to cut me out of it! I needed people to help and I had no friends with kids. I started searching for groups and found Austin Area Babywearers [now Austin Babywearing]. My world changed one hot afternoon at cherrywood coffeehouse, over 4yrs ago; I met my people. I found community, friendship and a judgement free zone, it was life saving. I needed to be a part of all the awesomeness! I started helping Sabrina with the library, I was hooked! I loved getting to share what knowledge I had, meet new friends and wear my baby.
How about now, what does Babywearing look like for you day to day?
I wear my second child much more than I ever wore my son. They are 9mo and really loves the snuggles, I wear while hanging laundry, checking on the chickens and playing with big brother. I rarely wear my big kid, he is 4yo and would love it if I could wear him on my front all day so he could nurse non-stop, but baby has some words to say about that! I am an advanced Babywearing educator and working on my MBE, I work with Lori to help train our new educators. I even have a fancy Lead Educator title!
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