Babywearing – # 1 of 7 Parenting Mantras that Helped my Sanity

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Babywearing

Ever since I got to know I am expecting twins, I knew what I am signing up for. Life was going to be a roller coaster ride! Just like the heart, my hands were also always going to be full. I understood one thing early on that “Go with the flow” approach might not help me in long run. I needed to get more organised, read up & decide on STRATEGIES or PARENTING MANTRAS that would make my life easier & help my sanity. Yes, You heard it right – Strategies. With no elders or full time help around, it was just my husband & I who were expected to handle everything on our own. We decided on methods or trends of parenting that we will adopt, made informed choices & decisions & ended up in a very comfortable parenting space. Babywearing is one of those choices we made.

 

I had heard a lot about Babywearing & of-course had seen a lot of parents carrying their infants in popular easily available carriers. Little did I research & in a haste I ended up ordering a non ergonomic twin baby carrier – TwinTrexx from USA. Well, for initial few months that was also a blessing. At night when my daughters had severe gas & colic pain, I used to carry them one at a time & walk around inside the house till they fell asleep. But my life totally changed when I was introduced to Ergonomic Babywearing. My daughters were around 4 months old back then. Today they are 2.5+ years & still there is no looking back. Till date Babywearing is one of the best parenting choices I had ever made.

 

Here are 5 reasons why Babywearing was such a blessing for me

  • I was able to go out and enjoy with friends & family without leaving the kids behind or having to carry them in my arms all the while. It helped me feel like being a mother doesn’t mean being stuck inside the house with your kids. Babywearing taught me that motherhood doesn’t always need to be a painful and difficult time, but it can be a time full of joy, laughter, cuddles & smiles.

 

  • I was able to take 3 vacations, 4 flights, long hours train journeys & 100s of weekend outings even before my girls started to walk. For a lot of parents (& fellow passengers) a baby on the flight is a nightmare. We had 2 with us, but still we never had a uncomfortable situation. Most of the flights my daughters were sleeping snuggled on our chest inside the carriers. We had such wonderful vacations just because we always carried our carriers along.

 

 

  • I got to meet a lot of like minded people, made some awesome connections & friends through the connection of baby-wearing. I started as a learner in the baby-wearing meets & soon I was educating others on safe & comfortable use of Ergonomic Baby Carriers. I connected to Brand owners, Educators & a lot of new moms struggling & wanting to learn baby wearing by being a baby wearing mom myself.

 

  • I got to go out & enjoy some fun moments not just with my family & friends but also with strangers at times in some fun Baby-wearing sessions. I was able to walk a special Pinkathon for baby-wearing moms wearing my daughters, I was able to groove n dance in a Baby-wearing dance session and a lot more. I could have otherwise never imagined either leaving my kids behind & enjoying such sessions or being there with kids in my arms for that long.

 

 

  • The best of all is I got to meet some celebrities. In a way I felt like a celebrity myself. I made friends with Bayiravi Mani, who is owner of KolKol Baby Carriers (Click for link) & a gem of a person. The highlight of my Baby-wearing journey was when during a Pinkathon event I got to meet Milind Soman. Such a star struck moment it was!

 

 

 

 

 

P.S. – This blog is part of a series of 7 blogs on the theme of 7 Parenting Mantras that Helped my Sanity written as a part of BarAThon 2017.

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62 Responses

  1. Shalu, the baby wearing carrier is really cute and seems to be practical!
    Loved the pic with Milind Soman, I’m sure it was the added bonus 🙂

    • The Dreamer Mum

      Oh yes it was. Highlight of my day, month, year, decade…..

  2. Baby wearing is very helpful, it saves our forearms for sure as well as saves baby from being crushed or over pressured with our weight, of course unknowingly. Thanks wifey for featuring me in your blog.

  3. I am in love with your cute cuddly pics of these amazing carriers. What a wonderful thing it is and super beneficial (i can see thru ur stats of vacation)
    Loved it

    • The Dreamer Mum

      Thank you dear. Yes, vacations are super fun just because we dont have to kill our self over carrying kids in arms.

  4. I envy you all lovelies for all these ultra things available to make you a happy mom. I missed these – baby wearing, baby centred items and all. Heart warming post. Expecting to read more about your parenting mantras ……

    • The Dreamer Mum

      I consider myself lucky that I came across these things on time.

  5. Shalu what a lovely blog and nice pictures i def regret not trying out tandem but hey i did wear them one by one

    • The Dreamer Mum

      Tandem or Single… BW makes t easier at so many levels na?

  6. I know I’m very late but I hope I’m able to carry my daughter on the vacation. I regret not doing it ever before.

    • The Dreamer Mum

      You should try… She will Love it. On this recent Vacation Esha also tried & they both were so happy!!!

  7. Wow Shalu. .. you are indeed a super mom.. quite informative blog it is .. keep up the good work ..All the best !!!

    • The Dreamer Mum

      Thanks Dear. No less a supermom than you are. You are an inspiration & the reason I got back to my worklife!!

  8. Feel things are not tiresome but fun..good decisions make life easy

  9. momtasticworld

    Milind Soman ❤ ❤ ….
    Shalu, love the blog, baby wearing is indeed a life saver especially during outings. I absolutely love that baby wearing carrier.

  10. Great read..you have inspired many towards babywearing..I am one among them

  11. That’s a very informative blog.
    My twins are 3 plus years and I still regret I did not baby wear them.This info is great for new mommies

  12. Ramyareka

    Nice shalu …

  13. The Dreamer Mum

    And you have become a pro yourself since then!!!

  14. Shalu. i can never thank u enough cause u r the one who introduced me to babywearing.. its been a bliss since then.. From Kolkol to Dikri.. i always love to carry Muskan..So many travels since then.. and the journeys is just so amazing..

  15. Bhavna Mathur

    Very inspiring post shalu… now u r tempting me to try kol kol baby carrier. …n yes i loveddd d pic with milind soman 😀

  16. Your reasons are so very convincing. Only my children are all grown up – and tat goodness for that.

  17. Misha jain

    every word here again wants me to plan another baby just to wear him/her. loved it

  18. Isha Batra

    BABY Wearing has been such a boon for me as well. By reading your piece on it confirms that I have invested in the right product. Thank you.

    • The Dreamer Mum

      I hope you too experience all these awesome moments & vacations soon!

  19. You and baby both look so comfortable

  20. What cute pics! I, for one, really needed to read this post. Had my first successful 30 mins of toddler wearing yesterday and I’m feeling mighty proud. It’s thanks to babywearing moms like you Shalu that I got inspired to give baby wearing another try! 🙂

  21. lovely Pictures. Last pic was the best 😛 and yes babywearing is something so much in and very useful. thanks for sharing.

  22. Hats off to u Shalu. Its not easy with twins and you are doing a great job. This baby wearing was not there when my girls were small. But this looks like a cool thing and helpful too.

  23. Wow. I wish you had written this post earlier, I never knew so many benefits of baby wearing. Feel like I have missed it.

  24. I love the picture of you with the 2 slings. I remember seeing it before as well but didn’t know it was you!

  25. […] can read my previous blog in the series here – Babywearing – Parenting Mantras that Helped my Sanity (Click for direct […]

  26. baby wearing indeed is the best but still credit goes to you as well dear I can imagine the level of patience and energy required to handle two baby that to of same age ..hats of to you first and then baby wearing…

  27. Shalu,I have read so much good about baby wearing till now that I feel I have almost used it. When my kids have grown up then this concept has come😉

  28. This is a cute little post! Never worn my baby and I feel I am missing somethig

  29. I never did baby wearing. But after reading many post on them, I am sure this is such a boon for parents.

  30. You are an expert at babywearing !! I am definitely coming back to you for further tips

  31. karuna chauhan

    shalu, so rightly said. I dont know how i would have managed anything without babywearing!

  32. Carrying a baby looks like the most beautiful thing parents can do. Thanks for sharing such cozy pics.

  33. This is going to be so inspiring for a new mom. But for a toddler mom like me, i feel i should use baby carrier too hahaha. no kidding. what a fantastic post ❤

  34. Love wearing the baby. and loved your post. it does save your sanity 🙂

  35. I should have tried baby wearing.

  36. I should have worked more on it …but my boy just refused to be in it!!! I loved the way you have been able to lead a normal life with the help of these carriers…

  37. Unfortunately i got to know about babywearing very late, but i always wish i could! Lovely read!

  38. That pic with Milind Soman is enough reason to babywear 😘😁😂

  39. Babywearing is very helpful and i understand that with twins its the only thing that can help moms.
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  40. I can’t imagine my life without babywearing. It’s a boon for us. Meeting Milind Soman is awesome, one lucky girl!

  41. […] You can also read other Parenting Mantras that helped my sanity such as – STRUCTURED PLAY, BABY-WEARING, GENTLE PARENTING & INVOLVED FATHER (Click for direct […]

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  43. This is going to be in my shopping list now for my 1 year old. Thanks for your inputs on baby wearing. Btw, all the pictures are super cute.

    • The Dreamer Mum

      Make sure you buy an Ergonomic & Safety Tested one. All the best. I am sure you will love wearing your baby!

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