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

Wrapsody Brand Ambassador - Love in Motion - Babywearing Photography

This summer I had the opportunity to visit family up in the Pacific Northwest. Somehow I got to chatting with Myste, a fellow Wrapsody Brand Ambassador, about how close I would be to her on my trip. She had moved all the way from Florida to end up only 10 minutes down the street from my brother's place. There was no way to pass up the opportunity to include her in my project! Best of all she had an extra wrap to use thanks to the Wandering Wrapsody program, so she and her husband both wore their children. Such love and joy! We ended up making a play date out of it with my sister-in-law and mother joining in, sharing our experiences as mothers and babywearers alike. Thank you Myste for sharing your time and babywearing story with me and my family!

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How did you first get into babywearing? When I was pregnant with my oldest, my grandmother found a stretchy Moby-like wrap at a consignment store. I think I attempted to use it one or twice and was way too frustrated and intimidated. It wasn't until my son was a few months older and I was attempting to load groceries in the cart around the car seat that I gave baby wearing another try. I picked up a soft structured carrier so my husband could wear him as well, and it's been a daily part of our lives ever since. I've fallen deeper down the rabbit hole with every baby and I can't fathom my life without wearing!

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What does babywearing mean to you? Babywearing, to me, is just everything. When my youngest was born I had a 2.5 year old and an 18 month old as well. I remember planning my first outing with all three kids by myself. "Who I would take out of the minivan first? And oh dear God what if I have to pee?!" Babywearing makes everything just a little more possible. I never worried about having to cut short a day at the park to nurse a cluster feeding newborn. I always have two hands free to hold my toddlers through a parking lot. I don't worry about being out of the house for nap time.
I always say I wear the baby as much for the big kids as I do for her. We're able to explore and play and cook and clean and just do life every day because of babywearing.
Right now, we're navigating that stage between baby and toddler. Wren tries her hardest to keep up with her big brother and sister and wrapping gives me the ease to help her explore with them but keep her close when she needs it.

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What aspects of Wrapsody wraps do you like most? I love Wrapsody. I love their passion for the family aspects of baby wearing. I love the idea of Love in Motion, because really, is there a better way to sum up baby wearing? The Bali Breeze and WrapDuo were perfect before we moved from the hot hot southwest Florida summers and I love that the stretch-hybrid makes even my 20 pound 15 month old feel like wrapping a snuggly new baby.

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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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