Sunday, September 6, 2009

Baby Slings

I had the pleasure over the weekend to help some friends sell their very modern and attractive baby slings. Using a sling since my son was first born, I took for granted the ease in my daily dependence upon them. When Park was first born, I would put him in my wrap and go about with cleaning the house, going for a walk, doing the grocery name it! And he was so content in it. Now he is almost 16 mo. and I still use it when we go shopping, when we are going to the farmer's market, or in the airport when I'm bustling to the next terminal. I couldn't live without my sling. And neither should any mommies!

I watched attentively as mother after mother came into the booth asking about slings. After my friends fit them and their babies into a sling for the first time, it was amazing to see their faces! Both Mommy and baby were content to be together, to feel secure, and for the mommies to feel a little bit of their freedom return.

For thousands of years, mothers have "worn" their babies. This was essential in going about with daily activities. This closeness and attachment between momma and child have been ongoing for so long that it is unnatural for our newborns to be pushed around 5 feet in front of all they know and have known to depend on for life.

I personally recommend any of you who do not currently have a baby sling and are with baby to give it a try. You will be delighted in the outcome!
Mommy Bridget


  1. Especially great to travel with because the all cloth ones you don't have to remove going through security!

  2. What a lovely post Bridget. Thank you for the kind words. You know I am a baby wearing believer! Love reading your blog!