(this is a picture of Penelope’s very first ride in a carrier, 4 days old!)
Usually today is a yoga tutorial post, but there are many pressing things going on this week that need attention. One is a food policy issue and the other is a babywearing issue. Please read this post about the babywearing issue and take action. We need you to spread the word about the recall and call your representatives.
It’s bad enough that my friend almost got arrested for wearing her baby in a carrier on a recent Delta flight, but can you imagine life without the right to carry your baby?
It makes me SO FREAKING MAD, that the Consumer Product Safety Commission thinks that the actual slings are the problem. When, hello, people have been wearing their babies since THE BEGINNING OF TIME.
Please check out this post on the TheBabyWearer.com’s Facebook page to learn more about what is going on.
(these are some of my friends, we all like to wear our babies!)
Babywearing is something near and dear to my heart. Check out my article in the current edition of Rythm of the Home, for more of why I love babywearing. It’s an article about my trip to Morocco and how the Mama’s wear their babies in that country.
I have been babywearing for 5 plus years now. I was Nanny for several years, before I became a mother, to two little girls-sisters. Each were just a few weeks old when I started caring for them, and wearing them. And now a mother myself, I have an arsenal of slings that get used on a daily basis.
(family picture after a wonderful walk on the beach together, Penelope is about 6 months here)
These are the slings in my collection. They all have different uses and purposes. They are not in any order of favorites, I just typed as the name came to me.
Ella Roo Wrap
Ella Roo Mei Tai
Ella Roo Mei Hip
two Maya Wraps-one with padding and one older style without padding
New Native Sling
Petunia Pickle Bottom Sojourn Carrier
Petunia Pickle Bottom TourGuide Carrier
Taylor Made Mesh Sling (for use in the pool or shower, or very hot locals)
Pathfinder Backpack Carrier
Wearing my daughter is a life savor for so many different reasons. It enables me to get more things done around the house and helps me have a stronger bond with her. I can’t really explain it, but there is nothing like it in the world, when you have a baby snuggled up on your chest in a wrap or sling. You feel their heartbeat and know they feel yours. Walking around with a baby in a carrier gives me and my daughter the deep, eternal feeling that all is right with world because your baby feels unconditionally loved by the action of being held and being worn, as mothers and babies have been doing since the beginning of time.
(even Grandpa’s can babywear!)
Here is the original AventuresInBabywearing.com Call to Action. If you have a blog write a post and link up and then spread the word. If you dont have a blog, post this link and others on your FB page!
Here is the Code Name: Mama blog post, she has some great links for more information about the CPSC and the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance.
Here is a link to the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance Facebook Page. Please visit and like their page!
And lastly, if you do what I am asking you to do, let me know in the comment section and it will be an additional entry into the current giveway of the Pentunia Pickle Bottom Sojourn Carrier.