Down the Babywearing Rabbit Hole

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You may have noticed that I’ve not been getting my blog posts published lately. I did get one up on Friday. It only took me 5 days to get written. The problem is that I have discovered the babywearing community and fallen down the babywearing rabbit hole.

So, instead of blogging I’ve been joining group upon group, reading forums, looking at all the pretties I ‘need’ (and the ones I actually need) and watching videos of how to use carriers I do not own. I always start out with good intentions but, somehow along the way I end up at another site calculating if I can afford this or that and trying to figure out exactly what all these acronyms mean.

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 It all started out quite innocently, with me purchasing my first ring sling for the school run for my chubba bubba. I didn’t do much research other than a squiz to freak out about the price of what was, essentially, a piece of material with some rings, so when I found a cheap one I jumped on it.

I pressed ‘CHECK OUT’, scoffing at James telling me not to become obsessed and start spending all our money on wraps…

As if. I had my ring sling and I was good.

But, as a newbie babywearer, I soon discovered I had a whole lot to learn.

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Trying another mum’s ring sling on at the park – he was out straight away

It turns out not all baby carriers are made equally and not all brands/types of carriers/styles suit everyone. It’s all preference and circumstance and the like. For me, the ring sling I already have serves it’s purpose and makes my life easier on a daily basis and even though adjusting the material through the nylon rings is difficult and is becoming increasingly so as Felixe gets bigger I am so glad I bought it and it has introduced me to something I love so much.

(See, I’m doing it again – ohhhh alll the pretties!!)

But, the fact is the difficulties mean it is becoming less practical for those quick trips, which is enabling me with my constant searching and obsessing.

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Gotta get me one of these

 Thankfully, I was sure I wasn’t into using wraps. It definitely wasn’t for me. That cut out a whole lot of things to get obsessed about.

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Trying a wrap for the first time. Not a great job but falling in actual love

Never mind.

I am practical, though. I know I can’t have them all (so unfair) and am doing my research to find what I need to make my life easier and to continue spending these special moments with Felix.

I’m telling myself that once I have a ring sling for quick trips like school pick up and a wrap for getting jobs done around the house and longer carries the obsession will diminish a little (it totally will, right?), but until then I guess I will be lost down this lovely, lovely rabbit hole.

Did you find yourself obsessed with something like this when you had a baby?
Do you have some pretties I can look at??

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5 Comments

  1. Totally understand your obsession! I love my sling! Once you get the hang of it, it’s so easy for popping into the shops quickly or heading into school to pick up my two older girls. I also love how you can use it in so many different ways as your baby grows.

  2. Im a big fan of the baby wearing! I put my bub in the carrier every morning and we go for a walk. I think it keeps us both sane!I love those ring slings for small bubs, they look so cosy!

  3. It’s hard not to get obsessed when there are so many lovely slings around. .When my babies were babies there was really only the Bjorn and others were only just up and coming. I would TOTALLY get into baby wearing. x

  4. I wore my second baby until she was two and half and my spine could no longer cope. Best thing I ever did – created such an incredible tactile bond between us.

  5. Baby wearing was one of my favourite things when the boys were babies. That was only 5 years ago and it looks like there’s sooooo much more of a choice these days. I would be down in that rabbit hole too!

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