Our Babywearing Journey
I honestly don't know where I would be today if I would not have found BABYWEARING! It's been SUCH a life and sanity saver on a daily basis, even throughout our TODDLERHOOD EXPERIENCES!
You can read more about how we found our way in the babywearing world in MULTIPLICITY MAGAZINE:
There is SO much info out there about the babywearing world, it's nearly impossible to not get overwhelmed! My goal is to help make it less intimidating and more enjoyable to transition into! And to create the place that I wish I would have found when I first started out, because expecting and preparing for twins (or even just one baby) isn't scary enough right.....
We started wearing at 3 weeks old (8/20), and were about 6 and 5 lbs. Now I can't lie to you. In the beginning I cried. A LOT. I was beyond convinced that I was never going to get the whole wrapping thing down. "I'm doing it wrong and this is NEVER going to work." *insert more tears* Reluctantly I kept trying. The feeling that I got when I was finally able to nail it was indescribable and SO worth all the tries (and fails).
Having my girls right back squished up with me AND having my hands free?? Definitely #twinning in my book! When we are out of the house, we pretty much only wear the girls. (They sit in highchairs when we go out to eat, and walk around if we are at the park or play event. But all shopping and "outings" the girls are up, and they love it!). I would much rather have my babies close and snuggly. Where I can kiss, touch and interact with them more easily. This makes our conversations more meaningful and easier for us all to enjoy "the scenery" (for ex: at the grocery store, we can teach em all the different fruits/vegs/foods bc they are eye level with us!) They can hang out, nurse, and sleep peacefully in their "pouches" (I think the hardest part is actually having to take them out once they are asleep because they are so comfortable snuggled up with me! but hey, sometimes mommy needs a nap too!)
I leave you with some advice that I wish I would have gotten when I first started wrapping!
(Thank you Lyle Mastin Leake for writing it SO beautifully! <3)
One of the best ways to learn and troubleshoot is with in-person help.
(There are more babywearing groups available than local BWI affiliated chapters!)
(Don't forget about our YouTube channel where you can find videos of how to do each of these carries and more!)