August 26, 2011

I love the way you wear your baby: the early years of babywearing


Remember Megan Summers from my Listen To Your Mother show? She sent me this photo of herself babywearing at a wedding in 1987.

"That big 9 month old is now a 6'3" man and 25 years old. Some days I just can't believe it. I must admit in looking for that picture today, I went through years of memories and had a good little cry along the journey."

I did capture a few babywearing photos while I was out and about this week but I wanted to have the moms view the photos first before I post them. In the meantime I found Megan's oldie but goodie timely because I wrote a (controversial?) (silly?) babywearing piece about the debate of wearing your baby forward facing or not... and I give my updated opinion on a certain kind of baby carrier (yes, that is me circa 2002) that many babywearers hate. Would love to know what you think about it all. Babywearing: Are You Doing It Wrong? How You Carry Your Baby Could Scar(e) Them For Life. 

See past I love the way your wear your baby: beautiful babywearing photos 

As always, I love to see your babywearing photos. If you've posted any recently, feel free to link in the comments below!




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10 comments:

  1. My mom was wearing my brother in a ring sling in 1990 and I was one of those little girls carrying my baby dolls in receiving blankets tied into make-shift slings of my own. We have babywearing, cloth diapering and toddler-nursing pictures dotting our old family photos from the '80s and '90s. I treasure them. I tell her she was crunchy before crunchy was cool.

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  2. Those old carriers may not have been as comfortable as they are today, but they served the purpose which was to CARRY YOUR BABY!! Anything that aids a mom or dad in doing so is a "good carrier."

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  3. My mom has a picture of me only a few days old in a carrier she made. It was some kind of front pack. The way she describes it sounds like a cross between an SSC and an onbuhimo. I wish she still had it. It sure would be interesting to look at! My current favorite babywearing pic was taken just a couple weeks ago. It's me and my little guy in a ring sling I made:
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=7846538&l=bc4a3e008f&id=556059262

    mcmann.andrea@gmail.com

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  4. Awesome photo!

    The other day I was scrolling back through my blog archives and found this funny babywearing story:

    http://dundeewriter.blogspot.com/2010/10/oops-follow-up-to-babywearing-pride.html

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  5. What a treasure she found in that picture! Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  6. We use the baby bjorn and the baby k'tan. My husband likes the bjorn better, and our little one (2 months old) likes the bjorn better when it's hot outside or she wants to looks around. Since she doesn't have a lot of head control yet, the bjorn keeps her head up while allowing her movement. I guess I'm just saying there are different reasons for having different baby-wearing-things. :) Whatever works - as long as baby is close!

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  7. have you ever corrected a mother for wearing-wronge? yesturday i saw a women with a 6month+ forward faceing in a moby and the babys head was on her belly. way too low! i didnt have the guts to correct her :(

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  8. We were at the beach yesterday and my sister and I were wearing our babies. Here is the link:
    http://angelastrand.blogspot.com/2011/08/perfect-summer-day-at-beach.html

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  9. I love that her baby is now 25 and 6'3" - that cracks me up! And that pictures is so great!! :D

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  10. Love that photo! I posted a pic yesterday of my little one when I put her in the sling to step outside to see the rain from Irene early on in the storm: http://frogmonkey.info/?p=509 :^)

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