When I became pregnant with Cinderella, I researched many different types of parenting. The one that resonated the most with me was attachment parenting.
So, we bought a baby sling.
Let me tell you, it was the BEST purchase we made for our little princess!
They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, but this is the one we purchased, just in a different fabric. It's a SlingEZee from Parenting Concepts, though we got ours cheaper in a store.
Baby slings are great for getting fussy babies to calm down/sleep. They're perfect for going shopping. They work wonders for getting the vacuuming done.
My husband even enjoys wearing it.
And both my girls absolutely love(d) being carried around by Daddy.
You can wear infants in front facing you; you can wear them facing forward, once they can hold their heads steady. You can wear toddlers on your hip and even swing them behind you while you cook or clean.
This is one of the greatest baby innovations, ever!
Why don't more western cultures embrace this? It's been used for centuries in every other part of the world.
Why do we think these are weird?
Personally, I think they're great.
How about you?
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