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Thursday, October 01, 2009

It's World Babywearing Week!

What, you don't celebrate?

Not even with the traditional tossing of the pacifiers and the running of the house cats? The warm milk chug? Or the ceremonial smearing of the Desitin?

Well, there's always next year.




In observance of the holidays, I dug this two year old picture out from under a pile of digital files.

Some of you know, or have gleaned, that Proximo will not be separated from me unless under duress or when presented with an approved mother substitute. (Hint: if you are reading this blog you are not an approved mother substitute, not even O.H.) I wore him like a really cute accessory for at least a year; it was the only way I could do housework or cook. Unlike other accessories, he keeps growing and getting better. Also, talking to me.

(If my purse talked to me I'd flush the rest of those root canal Lortabs for sure.)

We used two types of baby carry type items: a wrap sling and a tube sling. I'm wearing the tube sling above--it's a Hotsling and is sized to your body. I have a wrap sling, which is one size fits all, and you tie it all kinds of fancy ninja-like ways.

So the next time you're thinking, "I'd like to wear something, but this gold necklace, cocktail ring, and earring set just isn't enough," may I suggest a baby?




More on babywearing here.

22 comments:

Lara said...

I didn't get into babywearing until my last, but I loved it. And now she is three and prefers to run around, darn it. :)

Lately, I have been looking at my hotslings hanging in the closet and really hoping I can use them again sometime soon.

Fig said...

He's so much lovelier than a cocktail ring.

Lisha said...

I think I am a pretty good mother substitute - maybe even better than you because I fed him sugar all the time. Also, now that you have no baby to use in your sling perhaps you could use it as a reusable shopping bag at the store. Especially if you bought a fried chicken meal because it would stay all nice and toasty next to your bosom.

Azúcar said...

Alright, so you're the only approved mother substitute that reads my blog.

Good call on the fried chicken.

I could also use it for the bulk foods section!

Petit Elefant said...

I wore my kids until they were 3, true story. But I'm a hippie like that, and I'd still have them in the womb if possible, I just love snuggling them that much.

And that particular babe you're carrying? I'd steal him if I could. smushy.

Jalene said...

You are hilarious! I love it.

i i eee said...

I love this post.

I also love Lisha's comment. I've always wanted to keep fried chicken close to my bosoms.

Andreared said...

"In this house we HOLD our babies...why would I want to PUSH them away in a stroller??"

Azúcar said...

If they're in a stroller, they can't hear me swear and I like to reinforce their neural pathways as often as possible.

Kami said...

That picture is to cute with his squishy toes.

Don't hate, but I do prefer to push them away from me in a stroller. It's a secret I will only share here. I get too hot and sweaty and then my back starts to hurt...waa-waa. :)

Azúcar said...

I use a stroller, too. It's just that he really hates it when I'm cleaning the tub and he's all strapped up in the stroller. In the garage.

Kalli Ko said...

And if you wear your baby no one can get a clear view of all your extra fat rolls, because the baby is in the way you know and all sucked tight to you. In fact I'm not even sure you have fat rolls any more when you wear a baby.

So maybe we should market baby wearing as a the new alternative to shapewear?

Shawn said...

My youngest daughter was very fussy, so I would wear her in a front pouch while I did everything---it seemed to keep her calm...

rookie cookie said...

When I have worn my baby to church, I have gotten weird looks. Some judging and some jealous. It's excellent.

Cicada said...

In honor of baby wearing week, I wore my baby through the airport. It was wonderful. He transitioned well from sleeping in my arms at the gate to sleeping on me on the plane.

Word verification: Bound. As in, I bound my baby to myself during babywearing week.

soybeanlover said...

I totally use it as the magic fat hiding device too. They like the love and it fakes out my brain into thinking I'm getting exercise(hey an extra wiggly 20lbs. As I walk to thegrocery store is exercise, right?).

The hardest thing about having my baby on an IV was not being able to wear him(long time ago, just the truth, not looking for sympathy).

Anne-Marie said...

I tried the sling's of different varieties & the Bjorn to no avail. They kill my neck.

...then I did the Moby wrap & it didn't hurt. But it was a bugger to wrap in a pinch. I'm going to use it much more next time though. I'll have to.

Stesha said...

Babies make the cutest accessories, after all!

Hugs and Mocha,
Stesha

Vanessa said...

I am jealous, is that ok? I have three herniated discs and it kills to just hold my baby on my hip. I wish I could have worn my babies so instead I let them sleep with me :)

Maya said...

Where could I see a how-to on wearing older babies? My son is 8 months and doesn't fit in the pouch on my sling. I know I can do other positions but I haven't seen how to get him in them and he's always preferred the sling to the Ergo.

Azúcar said...

Hi Maya, you can start here:

The Babywearer.

hannah :: sherbet blossom said...

how i wish my babies liked to be worn. i own three different contraptions. nada. they wanted to be free. crossing my fingers that i can wear #3.