Who – What – Baby Wear

Hey there!

This week I want to talk about one of my very favorite “Mommy Things”

B  A  B  Y     W  E  A  R  I  N  G  !  !  !  !

If you’re not familiar with baby wearing it’s exactly what it sounds like – wearing your baby!

There are really so many benefits of baby wearing. Most people just think that it’s an alternative to a stroller or a hands free way to carry your baby, which it is, BUT that’s not all it is!

Wearing newborns can help ease the shock of the new world they are now in, it keeps them close to mom and within hearing range of moms heart beat.

Carrying in certain ways can ease gas, acid reflux and colic.

And did I mention that it’s HANDS FREE!

There are all different types of ways to wear baby too, there’s something for everyone!

My favorites are Soft Wraps like the Moby and Mei Tais which are more structured but still a Soft Carrier.

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Moby Wrap
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Mei Tai

I have so many wonder baby wearing mama pals that I HAD to share their beautiful baby wearing photos with y’all!

Jordan 

“Baby wearing has provided such a close bond between my daughter and I. She falls asleep within 10 minutes of wearing and makes me so happy that she gets that cozy. Being hands free is also tremendously helpful when there’s housework that needs to be done or we’re out somewhere that doesn’t have grocery carts. My favorite adventure thus far has been to a botanical garden; there was inclines and slopes and “off-roading” where there wasn’t side walk and it was just so comfy. I have 2 Tula’s in standard size and 1 Fidella wrap and 1 Fidella Fly Tei. My Fly Tei is so easy to use when it’s just me and the kids and it’s so breathable for the Florida heat. My Jubilee Tula will always be my favorite though! While wearing my Tula’s I feel so secure and supported and it’s also so easy to breastfeed in it as well!”

Rachel

“There are a few different types of ways you can wear your baby: soft structured carriers, hard structured carries, wraps, ringslings… my favorites are wraps, preferably size 6, and ringslings. I love the fancy carries and finishes, multiple passes to secure the wild beast of a toddler, and long tails. My favorite blend is anything with wool. My artipoppe pina sea which is a wool, silk, cotton blend is my absolute favorite. It’s just the right bounce, cush, support, and stretch for all ages. Some good budget friendly starter wraps are natibaby, yaro, keppeke, and didymos. There are many others but these are the ones I’m most familiar with. Wraps come in all different blends and sizes. Some come buttery soft and some come to you like fine grained sandpaper who need lots of blood, sweat, and tears to break in. It’s definitely not a ‘one size fits all’, you have to find what works for you and your baby.”

Lauren

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“I’m Lauren, mom to 2 young boys and baby wearing my second has made my life so much easier when it comes to certain tasks. I especially like that I can carry AND breastfeed, at the same time, with no hands needed.”

Amber

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Julia

Here are some great resources for your baby wearing questions and info!

Thanks for reading! If you have any questions PLEASE don’t hesitate to ask! I’ll do my BEST to answer them for you!!!!!

Beauty!

21 Comments

  1. Shannon
    January 16, 2017

    My kids never let me wear them! Boo.

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 17, 2017

      Some babies are just wiggle worms and don’t like it!

      Reply
  2. Kirsty
    January 16, 2017

    Awesome post. I love baby wearing. With 4 kids, it’s become a necessity to wear the younger ones

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 17, 2017

      I’ll bet! I only have two and it has been a life saver!

      Reply
  3. Jessica Wagner
    January 16, 2017

    Love this! Both my kids got worn all the time with the Moby wrap!! I miss those days!!

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 17, 2017

      I stepped up to a Mei Tai style wrap that I can carry even my toddler in!!!! It’s so nice!

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  4. Jessica
    January 17, 2017

    Baby wearing is one of my favorite things ever and has been such a lifesaver with baby number three!

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 17, 2017

      Oh my goodness I’ll bet!

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  5. Kerry
    January 17, 2017

    I love babywearing! I started within the first few days with my daughter. We had a Happy wrap and a Moby wrap. I joined my local babywearing international group and got to try so many carriers. We eventually bought a Tula and love it.

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 17, 2017

      I have a few Moby wraps and I really enjoy them. I’ve found a ton of ways to wear it other than the traditional way. My daughter favors side carries so the Moby is easy for that. I also have a Mei Tai and thats what I prefer! So easy on the back!

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  6. Claire
    January 17, 2017

    Eek y’all are so cute! Babywearing is my favorite!

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 17, 2017

      Ours too!

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  7. Chanel van Reenen
    January 17, 2017

    Baby Wearing is the best! I love seeing all these amazing photos of parents and their babes! <3

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  8. Jessi
    January 17, 2017

    I love this! I would be lost and helpless without my ergo. I use it all the time! The best part is I can easily nurse with it on. So I can feed my boy while grocery shopping and,never have to stop walking around lol

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 17, 2017

      Thats me!! We breastfeed anywhere and everywhere!

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  9. Suburbia Mom
    January 17, 2017

    Baby wearing saved me when I had a newborn and one year old. It’s the best thing ever! If we have one more, I will babywear from the start.

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    1. platformsandpacifiers@gmail.com
      January 17, 2017

      YES! It’s the bee’s Knees!

      Reply
  10. I loved baby wearing when my son was first born. It was life saver since we moved states when he was only 3 months old. I mainly used structured carriers so that if my husband wanted to wear him he could. Great post!!

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  11. Annie
    January 18, 2017

    I loved wearing my mini! Plus it was the only way I could get anything done around the house when she was an infant. I’m jealous of how many different options/contraptions to wear your baby are readily available now!

    Annie | http://www.somethingaboutnavy.com

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  12. Erin
    January 18, 2017

    We LOVE our baby k’tan. It’s great for places like the grocery store but even better for when she is having those fussy days where she just wants mama all day!

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  13. Tasha K
    January 19, 2017

    Wow! SO, I tried this with my son and it was an epic fail because I had trouble getting the wrap tight enough. I kept thinking it was too tight for him…which after reading this it was probably perfect for him. Thanks for sharing.

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