Yesterday over at Adventures in Babywearing mamas were showing off their babywearing stashes — I own only two baby carriers, which hardly classifies as a stash, but here they are anyway. Because lately I’ve had many an urge to wear Wes around. I have to admit that’s been unexpected. (Then again, I have twice now brought Wes to my bed to nap with me, so there’s co-sleeping going on this house, too. So yes, I’m getting crunchier by the minute). I just thought babywearing would be a convenient thing to do every once in a while. But as it turns out, I happen to like having the little guy closey-close to me.
Of course, the whole thing hasn’t gone without incident. I had no luck with Wes in the Hotsling/infant cradle hold the first few times I tried it. Then last week I figured he was probably big boy enough to try the modified cradle hold.
Wes was all like “LOL what?”
Before going into complete shock…
…and then thermonuclear meltdown.
Of course, I wasn’t wearing the darn thing right anyway. Poor Hotslings people probably just about died when they came across my Tweeter feed: “Wes + Hotsling = Epic Fail.” But they were kind enough to inform me that I needed to move the seam a bit more center and all that. And to their credit, the next time I tried it Wes actually fell asleep in it! But we haven’t had luck with it since. At 6 months or so we’ll give the hip carry a try, see how it goes. This sling is ust too pretty to give up altogether.
In the meantime, Wes seem born to Bjorn. Yes, I’ve read all about how it isn’t so comfortable and not so great for baby’s hips, but it’s so easy. And the man child appears capable of riding facing out now, which I think he finds terribly exciting, even if these photos don’t reveal it:
(By God, this child is cute!)
Next I hope to get a woven wrap, which Craig believes looks like complicated Jedi’s robes — which, hello!, is just one reason why they’re cool!