Today was babywearing day which is Norah’s big social event of each month. The Clemson group lasted four hours this time! Our spur-of-the-moment topic (great to have two procrastinators as leaders) was “How to Get A Baby on Your Back.” There was much slinging and tossing of tots. We made a new friend. The hit of the Clemson group was Jackson’s tin of wooden pineapples.
The Greenville group topic was “Wearing Your Podaegi” (because we all have a podaegi lying around, right?). Carey showed us different ways to use the podaegi. Kawani brought her boys’ playsilks and Norah brought hers.
The kids ran about with various capes, skirts, togas looking like a blissful band of gypsies. I really didn’t believe Norah would play with the silks. In the astounding way only a child can be, she becomes incredibly creative with the way she uses them: sling, baby, water, campfire, lion mane, hat, dress, hiding place. I’m sold.
Scott and I spent what was left of the evening with our new ritual–watching Heroes on Netflix and eating popcorn (made on the stove with coconut oil and sea salt–mmm mmm good). I cannot believe I’m hooked on a TV series. This is what comes of reading too much nonfiction. I’m hungry for story.
I loved the meeting yesterday and enjoyed meeting everyone. I’ll email you a picture with the hotsling. About the podegi carrier–this looked pretty easy to make (I looked at the link). Can you also carry a baby in front of with one? Did Carey go over this last night? I might email her about it. Hopefully I’ll be able to make it to future meetings!
I’ll ask Carey to do the Podegi demo at the next Clemson mtg. Yeah, it looks like an apron with long strings…should be easy to make. You can carry a baby on the front but when Kawani tried with hers, it was tricky and looked messy. We were new to podegi front carries though!
Correction: YESTERDAY was babywearing day. My days run together since I live with the frequent-waking-Norah.
Hi!!! Oh, how I am missing this! I am so glad that you ladies are moving ahead with babywearing and finding such success! And, those playsilks are GORGEOUS! I have been wanting to dye some, but it might just come to getting them. They are great from A Toy Garden.
I read that you use coconut oil — have you read Nourishing Traditions?
No, it is another book on my ever-growing nonfiction list. I don’t think I’m ever gonna get to read a novel again!
I love, love coconut oil. It makes everything taste better. Meanwhile, I can’t believe you’re spinning wool now. I want to be your neighbor!!! Wah.
LOL! What kind do you use? Ohhhhh, i’ll email you!