I love babywearing. Love it. I am totally a babywearing mom, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I know it's not for everyone, but, for me, it's fun, easy, gives my arms a rest, and allows me to use my hands for something other than holding a baby all day. Some people assume they have me all figured out after they see me babywearing and, sometimes, they get the wrong idea. Other times, however, I have to admit that some babywearing stereotypes are entirely true, and I embody a few of them.
For example, anyone who has spent time with a bonafide babywearing mom knows how much they love it, because they won't — or can't — shut up about how wonderful and life-changing it is. I talk about babywearing all the damn time because, well, it's so awesome! I want every other parent and parent-to-be to know about it, too. Babywearing moms can also be great resources when it comes to picking a carrier for you and your family. We've been there, and have tried so many different types of wraps and slings and carriers that we know which ones are worth your money, and which ones don't live up to the hype. Some of us even have extra baby carriers that we don't use we could lend you if you want to try one out before you buy it. As long as you don't mind hearing about the benefits of babywearing for an hour or two, that is.
Now, I am not saying that you can know everything about me and my parenting style based on the fact that I own over 10 different babywearing devices and use at least one of them every day. I’m not a crunchy mom, at least not anymore. My kids are fully vaccinated, my youngest was sleep-trained and mostly formula-fed for a variety of reasons, and I own and use strollers, too. But, yeah, other babywearing stereotypes are totally true, including the following: