Babywearing (and toddler-wearing, and "big kid" wearing) is hands-down one of my favorite parts of being a mom. I've been wearing my son since he was five days old, and I can't imagine making it through the earliest part of our life together without the ability to wear him. For the majority of his first year, I spent several hours every day wearing my little guy, so I have definitely done all of the weird things moms do when they're babywearing, pretty much on a daily basis. (Yeah, I know men babywear too, and there are very few things that make me smile wider than a grown-ass man wearing a baby. Swoon. However, I'm a woman, so that's the experience I speak from.)
My son is an independent, strong-willed little toddler now, but in his first few months he would scream his face off any time I tried to put him down. Even now, though we may only wear once a day on a normal day, there are some moments (when he's teething, or feeling sick, or tired from playing or walking around all day) when nothing but cuddles will do. Babywearing gives me the ability to give my son what he needs, while keeping my hands free and maintaining my ability to get other things done. Of course, there's the sleepy dust. Few things can put a cranky, nap-resistant baby or toddler out as quickly as a wrap close to their parent’s heart. Confession: I snap a photo virtually every time this happens. (Yes, I get lots of storage warnings on my phone.)
Judging from the photos and comments that constantly flood my babywearing groups on social media, I'm definitely not alone in any of the aforementioned (or the following). When you wear your child on a regular basis, you're pretty much guaranteed to start doing one or more of the weird things below, because it's basically impossible not to. Own it, and maybe consider upgrading your phone’s storage plan? Probably a good call.