Monday, February 23, 2015

Wearing your baby

When I was still pregnant, I always got curious why some mom’s tend to carry their child instead of putting them on the stroller. I’ve always thought that it is easier that way. No need to endure back and shoulder pain most especially if your baby is on the heavy side. 

As I gave birth to our daughter, everything had changed. I always wanted to carry her and let her feel my warmth. I actually do not remember how and when I learned about baby wearing - All I know is that someone added me on Facebook, and that's where I learned that not all carriers most especially the narrow based ones aren’t recommended. I didn't know that wearing your babies have do's and don'ts; that there are guidelines to check if its really safe for you and most especially for your baby.

When I learned about baby wearing, I decided right away to buy my own ring sling. (Got mine from www.savymommy.com) I checked the Internet how to use it and I thought it was just easy peasy. Little did I know that using a ring sling needs a lot of practice and a patient baby. Until now, my husband assists me everytime I put Milly in the sling. But believe me, as soon as you learn the art of wearing your baby, for sure your little one would love it.  

I’ve had several epic fail moments when I used the sling too. But with perseverance and practice, I can say that I am already comfortable and confident with babywearing. I also know that Milly’s loves it every time I carry her that way.

You can read more of the benefits of babywearing on these links:



Here are some guidelines too, to check if you’re using a safe carrier. 


Again mommies, if you plan to buy a carrier, please check if it meets these guidelines. I am also sharing you these photos so you can check if you're using the right carrier for your little one. Got all of these from Babywearing Philippines. 

Below pics are the carriers that aren't recommended. 







Thanks to Youtube tutorial because I learned how to properly wear my Milly. Here are some of my epic fail shots. (Wag tularan) :) 

Incorrect: Spread the legs (Legs should form letter M); also knees must be higher than bummy bum bum

Incorrect: Spread the legs (Legs should form letter M); also knees must be higher than bummy bum bum

And this us right now. ♥ Finally a success. 




PS: I Had to pose that way to conceal my big arms. haha :) 

8 comments:

  1. this is so true, when my daughter was a baby and always fussy, she would stop the moment i carry her this way :)

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  2. I got a sling for my two younger kids, but the one who used it more was my husband. I actually prefer to put my babies on the stroller but appreciated the sling when I would have to breastfeed them cause I was practically hands-free when I did so. :)

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  3. Ooh, there are do's and don'ts pala when it comes to baby wearing. We've tried the carrier type and I tend to still support my hands at the bottom because it feels heavy. Congratulations on your baby wearing success! :)

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  4. Great tips on baby wearing. I have a baby carrier type. I tried the sling and the saya carrier but my baby don't like it. But she loves the carrier. I just make sure that I still support her all the way.

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  5. I gave birth a long time ago already that baby wearing was not mainstream yet. Moms are so lucky nowadays to have so many options.:)

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  6. I prefer stroller too but my sister who is an RN recommended using sling too.

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  7. When our son was just a baby, he didn't really like being in a baby carrier. Now I know why. What we had back then, which was just a gift given to us by a friend, is one of those not recommended for babies. Sigh!

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  8. I was not able to try baby wearing when ze cranio kid was still a baby because I didn't know there's one existing seriously. I planned on buying a carrier but he's too heavy I'm too afraid that he might fall.

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