Safe Harbor - Love in Motion - Babywearing Photography

Sandi is in love with all things ocean and nautical and had a great idea that I couldn't pass up: why don't we take pictures of Harbor at the marina? So smart, so brilliant, and so loving. I could tell that this busy mom took in every single moment that her daughter was snuggled close up in her arms with joy and adoration. Babywearing is the perfect way to connect for this beautiful duo.

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How did you first get into babywearing? As a baby, my mom wore me. She told me all about how much she was able to do hands free. I always knew about carriers but had no idea how many options there were! I wanted to try them all! And I did! From mei tais to woven wraps, Tulas to ring slings... I'm still learning and experimenting, loving every minute of closeness and convenience.

Wrapsody Harbor wrap - nautical theme photo session - Babywearing Photography // Ebb and Flow Photography

What does babywearing mean to you? Babywearing is a chance to be close to my baby since I can't be with here all the time. As a full-time working mother, I crave the close contact and snuggles more than anything. But laundry still needs to be done, dinner still needs to be cooked, and the house still needs to be cleaned. Babywearing gives me the ability to snuggle Jaylah while I get stuff done or while I'm getting my retail therapy on!

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Wrapsody Harbor wrap - nautical theme photo session - Babywearing Photography // Ebb and Flow Photography

Aphrodite by the Sea - Love in Motion - Babywearing Photography

There has been a bit of a buzz around dying your hair to match a favorite wrap or carrier, especially recently over at Wrapsody. So when I came around the corner to see wild pink, purple, and blue locks blowing in the breeze I was excited that Tiffane was going to be wearing a wrap that matched her hair.  Yay for #babywearinghair

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How did you get into babywearing? A friend of mine got me into baby wearing and I loved it. So I did my research and became obsessed! 

What does babywearing mean to you? Babywearing means a lot to me. It allows me to build a bond I thought to have lost in a C-section delivery. It's comforting in many ways.

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The Gift of Meira - Love in Motion - Babywearing Photography

One thing I love about this project is meeting such wonderful and fabulous babywearers. Getting to know their babywearing stories is just a glimpse into the lives I get to be a part of, if only for a tiny bit.

Every session, to me, is memorable. Bridget's session was particularly memorable: it began with the usual handshake and ended with a hug.

We were welcomed this evening by the sea breeze and  a mist of sea spray. Her wrap, which fluttered in the wind, was a prize from Bee, another Wrapsody Brand Ambassador (actually more like Queen Ambassador) and had established itself as a go-to in her carrier stash. She wasn't afraid to get a little wet or scramble down rocks to the lagoon. She lived and breathed Love in Motion.

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How did you first get into babywearing? I got into babywearing while I was pregnant with my second son, Callen, my 8 month old. I knew Callen was going to be our last baby and I wanted to enjoy everything and every moment to the fullest extent. When I started researching babywearing, I knew right away that this was going to give me all the things I was looking for - lots of bonding, closeness, and comfort.

What does babywearing mean to you? Since Callen has been born, babywearing has meant more to me than I ever thought possible. I suffered with postpartum anxiety after Callen and couldn't breastfeed him. Then, at three weeks old, Callen was rushed into surgery for pyloric stenosis. With all of the turmoil in his first few weeks, babywearing pulled us through some trying times. I could keep Callen close and bond with him even though we couldn't breastfeed, we did lots of wrap skin-to-skin. And after Callen's surgery all I wanted to do was wear him and keep him safe and close and feel him breathe. Now, at 8 months old and life being back to normal, we babywear still for the bond and closeness, but also because I have a busy 4 year old. Babywearing makes life's daily tasks easier, and he loves to be worn!

What aspects of Wrapsody wraps do you like most? I like Wrapsody hybrid-stretch wraps because they have just the right amount of stretch to make my baby comfortable and me as well. The hybrid-stretch has the right amount of bounce and give to it. I also love hybrid-stretch wraps because they are a "go everywhere" wrap. Whether on the boat, at the beach, or just out for a stroll, I never have to worry about my Wrapsody or having it get a little dirt on it. It washes so easily and it's super easy to take care of. Wrapsody hybrid-stretch wraps are also AMAZING for Florida heat and humidity. My baby never gets hot and sticky because the wrap is so light and incredibly soft. The air flows right through it, making wrapping in the Florida summer much more bearable.

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