Adventures in Babywearing – and a Giveaway!
Our first child loved to be carried. So much so, we often couldn’t put him down without him freaking out. He didn’t last longer than 20 minutes in a stroller before wanting to be back in the safety and comfort of our arms. As first time parents, we had much to learn. One such lesson – carrying him around all hours of the day was not fun, nor was it sustainable.
Then, I discovered babywearing.
What is ‘babywearing’, you ask? If you’ve never heard the term before you are not alone – I had never heard the word until shortly after Braydon was born. Basically, it’s the act of wearing your baby in a sling or carrier while you go about your day.
Once we strap him in the baby carrier (this is the model we have) he immediately calms down and often falls asleep. Our travel days have become much easier too. When our boys get fussy or irritable, we put them in the baby carrier and all is good again. Our baby carrier quickly became an essential travel item.
Now, we never leave home without it (we even have a 2nd carrier as backup – just in case).
Over the years we’ve used a few different baby carriers, but our favorite is the Onya Baby. You can read our product review here. We take it everywhere. Our first son is now 3.5 years old and he still likes to go in the carrier, but he now prefers to be carried on our back.
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Here are some of our babywearing adventures
Driving a golf cart around Sayulita, Mexico
Summer road trip in Banff National Park, Alberta
Connor enjoying the ride up the Banff Gondola
Glacier tour at the Athabasca Glacier
Using the built in seat on VIA Rail from Vancouver to Jasper
Sampling some frozen treats at an outdoor festival in Chandler, Arizona
Connor’s first hockey game. We converted the carrier into a seat strap – so convenient!
High above the clouds in the Swiss Alps of Lucerne, Switzerland
Connor fast asleep while dog sledding in Jasper, Alberta
Watching sharks at the aquarium in Maui, Hawaii
Admiring the Detroit Skyline from Windsor, Canada
Winter fun at Sun Peaks Resort in central British Columbia
Hiking in the forest in Whistler, British Columbia