Stephanie: Adventures in Babywearing
Stephanie Precourt has been writing at her blog Adventures in Babywearing since her babywearing journey began in 2005. She also writes for Strollerderby, NWIparent Magazine, and is the director/producer of Listen To Your Mother Show in Valparaiso, Indiana.
Babywearing is not just about having your hands free. It's a wonderful way to bond and keep your baby close even if you are just snuggling and doing nothing else. But, a bonus is the hands-free part. New nursing moms can feel tied to the nursery glider or couch for the first few months (or longer!) and it's a nice option to be able to breastfeed while walking around or doing other things. I've also found that my rowdy toddler at the playdate would only nurse and then nap when worn in the mei tai. And if you prefer to not bring attention to nursing in public, babywearing is quite the accommodation. Especially in public where a child is easily distracted, babywearing helps center Mom and baby to feel a bit of privacy even in a crowd.9:00am on Friday July 8