Orion at the park - Love in Motion - Babywearing Photography

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This little guy was, for the record, the happiest baby I have ever met to date. And his smile was outrageously contagious. With two older sisters he better enjoy it while he can! ;)

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How did you first get into babywearing? I wore my first child in a borrowed ergo at about 18 months old while on vacation in Ga.  We were doing lots of hiking and she loved it.  However, my second child was the one that really got me into babywearing.   She was a colicky baby that was only happy being held, especially in the evenings.  She would scream for at least 4 hours a night with little to no relief.  I tried everything; squats, rocking, chiropractor, probiotics, nursing.  Nothing helped!  A friend of mine said, “Try wrapping her.”  She handed me a hybrid stretch Wrapsody Rowan wrap and showed me how to use it.  That night when she started screaming I got the wrap out and once she was wrapped she immediately fell asleep.  This was our routine every evening and it was a totally life saver for me and my sweet baby.

What does babywearing mean to you? Babywearing carries so many different meanings for me.  It means knowing my baby is safe, comfortable and comforted.   It means still being able to be productive while not having to jeopardize any of my baby bonding time.  It also means being able to include my baby/toddler in activities I love that they might not otherwise get to be a part of.  My favorite time to wear is when we are outside of the house allowing my small children to be apart of our adventures.  Babywearing also means being able to keep up with my older child helping her grow and explore while still getting to cherish every minute with my baby.

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